Senate Democrats came out of the meeting with the Senate GOP and also said that a resolution was not reached.
It appears that the sticking point was the issue Senate GOP leader Dean Skelos outlined — the issue of who is in leadership.
Senate Democratic Conference Leader John Sampson said that the Democrats were not willing to acknowledge Monday’s coup and thus, there was no way to negotiate about power-sharing.
“I’m not going to work out an agreement on unreasonable terms,” he said.
“They were just concerned about who is the president pro tem and who’s the majority leader. People are not concerned about who’s the president pro tem and who’s the majority leader. They’re concerned about getting the work of the people done.”
But Sampson did not reply when asked why he wasn’t willing to put aside the fixation on titles and join with the Republicans in session today.