ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. David Paterson is condemning the shutdown of New York's Senate by a power struggle, but he won't open its locked doors for a coalition challenging Democrat control of the chamber.
The Democratic governor says the leadership of the Senate still isn't clear, despite a vote Monday that appeared to give power to an alliance of Republicans and two dissident Democrats.
The insurgents still plan to try to open the chamber. They're also threatening to hold a session in a nearby park if necessary - with dozens of TV news cameras rolling.