NY Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos Resigns, Flanagan Takes Over

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dean-skelosState Senate Leader Dean Skelos has stepped down from his leadership post today following his arrest on corruption charges.

Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) has led the Senate on and off since 2008.

Skelos, 67, and his son, Adam, 32, surrendered last week to face charges that include extortion and soliciting bribes amid a federal investigation into the awarding of a $12 million contract to a company that hired his son.

The newly chosen New York Senate majority leader is John Flanagan, who served 16 years in the Assembly before being elected to the Senate in 2002.

{CB Frommer-Matzav.com Newscenter}

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