Independent Democrats in the New York State Senate are coming back into the fold and caucusing with Democratic State Senators. The move, announced yesterday, is tectonic shift for New York progressive politics and will put Democrats in majority control of the state senate.
NY Working Families State Director Bill Lipton said in a statement:
”Today’s announcement that the IDC will be reuniting with Senate Democrats to form a new progressive majority in the State Senate is great news for working families throughout New York.
From public financing and the full women’s equality agenda to the DREAM Act and raising the minimum wage, we now have a tidal wave of momentum to finally pass these critical pieces of legislation.
We look forward to working with Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousin, Senator Jeff Klein and a new progressive majority next year, and to growing that majority this November.”
The New York Times has a full report on the announcement. Read more here.