power grabs

New York Hands State Senate Back To Republicans, And This Pleases The Cuomo

Well that was fun — and awful — while it lasted: With the final contested elections wrapping up, it looks like Andrew Cuomo, New York’s governor-elect, will be working with a (slim) Republican majority in the Senate. And Cuomo appears to be down for the bipartisan power sharing. And while much of the beginning of Cuomo’s first term will deal with fiscal matters, it’s worth noting the Senate’s new leader Dean G. Skelos, a Republican opposed to same-sex marriage, is at least willing to put the matter to a vote. Again.