ALBANY (PIX11) – An offer is on the table to reunite the mainline Senate Democrats and the Independent Democratic Conference as the new State Senate majority, a source with knowledge of the offer tells City & State.
The offer came together yesterday at a secret meeting in New York City that included Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, State Senate Majority Coalition Co-Leader Jeff Klein and representatives from several of the state’s most powerful unions.
According to City & State’s source, who spoke on the condition of strictest anonymity so as not to anger the parties involved, under the terms of the agreement Klein would continue as co-leader of the Senate with a representative of the mainline Democrats—presumably either Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins or State Sen. Michael Gianaris, the leader of the Senate Democratic Conference’s campaign committee—replacing current Coalition Co-Leader Dean Skelos, the Senate Republican leader.
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