Tuesday, June 9, 2009


From time to time, things happen in the New York state government in Albany, that are difficult for New Yorkers to understand. So, those of us in other states have no chance of figuring them out.

Therefore, I will report, without detailed analysis, that Republicans in New York's state Senate, who lost their majority at the last election, have entered into a coalition with dissident Democrats, to retake control of that body. And I will link to local media reports here, here and here.

Does this have any bearing on a busy election year in that state in 2010, when they will elect a governor (in a race without a strong incumbent), and two U.S. senators?

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