Coup in Review: Espada Files Shady-Looking Finance Docs, Special Session Looms (UPDATE: Dems Lock GOP Out of Chamber!)
The special state senate session called by Governor Paterson is still on for this afternoon, and the two sides show no sign of coming up with a plan that would iron things out beforehand. Espada, however, has decided to call a session at 2 p.m. -- an hour before the Governor's scheduled session.
Update: Hmm: We have reports that the non-Espada Democrats have locked themselves inside the state senate chamber. Capitol Confidential describes them as "squatting." Their spokespeople say that they're just trying to keep Espada from doing the same thing with his 2 p.m. session, and will allow the Paterson session to start at 3.
Update 2: The Post says "turncoat Democrat Sen. Espada Jr, of the Bronx, was sneaking reporters into the chambers through his office." If he can do that, the GOP aren't really locked out, are they? Maybe the Democrats have guns or mean dogs.