Proposal would provide long term arrangement to share power, resources and duties of Senate
ALBANY (July 7, 2009)—As part of a continuing effort to end a stalemate in the New York State Senate, state Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine and his colleagues today proposed a long term solution to share the duties and powers of the Senate between the two conferences equally.
“This fight over leadership has gone on too long and the work we need to do for the people we represent has been held hostage,” Sen. Aubertine said. “This proposal is a long term comprehensive framework that will allow both sides to share the duties, powers and resources of the Senate equally in a bipartisan manner. This stalemate needs to end and I believe this proposal has the potential to bring us all together.”
The proposal issued by Senator Aubertine, Senator Jeff Klein and others in the Democratic Conference would provide the long term arrangement sought by the Espada-led Republican Conference, while providing assurances that both conferences will be equal in their roles within the Senate.