New York State Senate Coup

06.09.09 Will Sherman

albany-new-york-capitolThe New York State Senate chamber remains locked after two Democrats, Hiram Monserrate and Pedro Espada Jr., switched sides and shifted the majority back to the Republicans in a highly dramatic spectacle. Gotham Gazette has a good summary of what this coup, orchestrated by billionaire businessman politician Tom Golisano, means. |Gotham Gazette|