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Espada: I’m Coming Home to Democrats

Unwilling to let David Paterson appear to solve the State Senate stalemate, rebel Democrat Pedro Espada says he's returning to the fold and solving the problem that he started.

By Chris Rovzar

Senate Showdown Disappointingly Diffused

A confrontation over entering the locked Senate Chamber fizzled when Queens State Senator Hiram Monserrate began to wimp out.

By Jacob Gershman and Chris Rovzar

GOP Takes Over State Senate

In a surprise move, the Republicans won two Democrats over to their side, and swung control of the body back their way.

By Jacob Gershman and Chris Rovzar

State GOP Tries to Outmaneuver Paterson

Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos tries to kill Paterson's budget cuts with an early vote, leaving the governor scrambling.

By Chris Rovzar