State Dems, GOP try to stage dueling sessions

(AP) - Republicans and Democrats trying to hold simultaneous legislative sessions in the New York Senate have gone into recess after leaders from the dueling

ALBANY - (AP) - Republicans and Democrats trying to hold simultaneous legislative sessions in the New York Senate have gone into recess after leaders from the dueling parties began talking over each other.

Democratic Gov. David Paterson had called a special session Tuesday to break a two-week legislative stalemate and get the Senate moving on issues such as bond financing, municipal taxes and mayoral control of New York City schools that he says must be resolved by the end of the month.

Several senators exchanged sharp words in the latest confrontation since Republicans tried to regain a majority with the help of two dissident Democrats, one of whom later flipped support back to his own party. That left both sides deadlocked with 31 votes each.

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