Dems Deal -- Espada to Majority Leader?
(Update:) Looks like that's the deal -- they're splitting the two jobs Joe Bruno had when he ran the joint. We'll call some parliamentarians later and see who does what. The Observer says Espada will also be vice chair of the rules committee, Kruger may chair finance, and Diaz may chair aging.)
(Update 2:) Albany's Legislative Gazette says Kruger described Diaz, who'd previously said he wouldn't support any leadership that moved a gay-marriage bill, "is very comfortable" with the current deal. Also, Capitol Confidential does some quick State Constitution-scanning and says "there isn't a mention of the Senate Majority," but it does specify a Pres Pro Tem. Maybe there's an unofficial power-sharing arrangement, with the understanding that if Smith crosses him, Espada will fuck him up.
(Update 3:) Hmm. Newsday says Espada will "oversee" the finance committee and Kruger will be its chairman "with a separate budget." They do things strangely in Albany.