New York Governor Calls Sunday Session

06.29.09 | FL News Team

Governor David Paterson made an unprecedented move in calling the New York State Senate into the chamber for a Sunday session yesterday. The evening session came after the Senate Democratic conference met for three minutes and adjourned on Saturday. After that, a Republican-dominated coalition entered the chamber and met for the same duration. On the agenda at yesterday's meeting was the approval of several Paterson appointees and a bill prohibiting discrimination in housing for domestic abuse victims. Paterson has called the senators "derelict in their duty" and has promised to cut millions of dollars of pork-barrel projects until the Senate gets back to normal. The governor has also ordered state officials to find a way to cut off senators' expenses reimbursement and paychecks.