Monday, June 22, 2009

patterson vows vote on gay vows

new york governor david patterson has vowed to call a special session of the state senate on tuesday in order for there to be votes on pressing issues such bills to extend local sales taxes, legislation allowing bond issuance, legislation to extend mayoral control over new york city’s schools, and a vote on the marriage equality bill legalizing same-sex marriage.

the new york state senate has been embroiled in a leadership battle that has deadlocked the chamber for the last two weeks. patterson wants the members to get back to work.

“If the senators do not cooperate with this order, I will convene a special session every day until they do,” the governor told reporters. “That includes Saturdays and Sundays. That includes July 4. There will be no excuses.”

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