Gov. David Paterson is calling for a rare Sunday session of New York’s Senate after the fractured house again met separately. Paterson’s order for an evening session today comes after the Senate’s Democratic conference met for three minutes and adjourned yesterday. After the Democratic conference left, the Republican-dominated coalition entered the chamber and met for three minutes.With the Senate split 31-31, members are fighting for control. Paterson is trying to pressure them to meet and pass critical legislation.
His agenda for senators Sunday is to approve several of his appointees and a bill that would prohibit discrimination in housing for victims of domestic abuse.