New York Now: Surprise Power Shift in State Senate

Sun, 06/14/2009 - 6:00pm
Just months after losing the Senate Majority for the first time in four decades, Republicans have gained back power in an historic coup at the Capitol. A resolution passed 32-30 that replaced Malcolm Smith as majority leader, with Dean Skelos taking back the title he had for the last half of 2008. Republicans have the majority because Democrats Pedro Espada and Hiram Monserrate are now conferencing with them and Espada is now the new senate president.

There are many questions to answer: How will this affect the distribution of member items? Gay marriage? Mayoral control? Rockefeller drug law reform? To help answer these questions on the next New York Now, airing Sunday, June 14 at 6 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable 11/cable 1011), we'll feature an expanded Reporter Roundtable with Kyle Hughes of, James Madore of Newsday and WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt.
Please note: WXXI-DT will pre-empt BBC World News This Week to bring you this special one-hour New York Now broadcast.