Three if this region's major political stories come to a head today. Chris Dodd will not be seeking another term as Connecticut Senator. Gay marriage is likely up for a vote in New Jersey. And Governor David Paterson addresses the legislature on the state of New York and anti-corruption legislation. ...
The Assembly passed a deficit reduction plan worth over $2.7 billion very early this morning, but Governor Paterson refuses to call it a "deal". Irene Liu, political writer at the Times Union and blogger for Capitol Confidential, discusses the negotiations going on in Albany.
New York State Senator Monserrate is set to announce that he will return to the Democratic fold. Dan Janison, Newsday reporter, and Irene Liu, Times Union reporter, discuss this new development in the ongoing turmoil in Albany.
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