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Sen. Espaillat Calls on Attorney General to Issue Opinion on Republican Power Grab in Senate

Today, New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – 31st District) issued a request to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, asking him to offer an official opinion on the Senate Republicans’ attempt to strip the lieutenant governor of a his role as the tie-breaking vote in the Senate.

Sen. Espaillat cited the state constitution (Article IV, Section 6), which clearly delineates the lieutenant governor’s role. Sen. Espaillat’s action comes in response to the Senate Republicans’ attempt last week to ram through a bill that Sen. Espaillat believes is unconstitutional.