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NY Gov to Divided Senate: Get Back to Work Please

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Despite a judge's ruling, the State Senate remains gridlocked, with the factions still evenly divided. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.

REPORTER: A judge dismissed the complaint made by Democrats in the Senate that the Republican-dominated coup that occurred June 8 is illegal, and said senators would have to work out their differences among themselves, but both sides continue to claim that they are right, and that the opposing faction should bow to their wishes. Governor David Paterson pleaded for a resolution.

PATERSON: I am asking the members of the senate to put their party interests, personal interests, and leadership interests aside, and come into the Senate and address issues of great concern that are progressing as we speak but are not receiving redress from the legislature.

REPORTER: The governor admits, though, that he is powerless to interfere and all senate business remains at a standstill. In Albany, I'm Karen DeWitt.

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