Thanks to the defection of two previously Democratic state senators, Pedro Espada of the Bronx and Hiram Monserrate of Queens, to the Republican side, it now appears, as reported by NPR, that the Republicans have regained control of the New York State Senate. This would put our State Senator, Daniel Squadron, in the minority, causing him to lose his chairmanship of the Cities Committee, and perhaps his vice chairmanship of the Social Services Committee. It may also affect his campaign to reform legislative ethics rules, as well as to advance legislation generally.
Update1: PolitickerNY has a play-by-play anatomy of the coup here.
We’ll keep you updated on this developing story.