Independent Democratic Conference
Senate Co-Leader Jeff Klein said Wednesday that his four-member Independent Democratic Conference will work to form a new coalition with traditional Democrats in the Senate.
New York state lawmakers joined former child models Sunday to release a report detailing the lack of labor protections for children who work as models.
State inspections found children isolated in closets, subjected to corporal punishment and humiliated in New York day care centers that saw little state oversight and enforcement, according to a report released by the state Senate’s Independent Democratic Conference.
Under the senate deal, the position of temporary president of the senate will alternate between the Republicans and the five-member IDC every two weeks.
Furious Democrats who won a majority of seats in the New York State Senate have called a deal among Republicans and five Democrats to control the chamber a “coup.”
Senate Republicans and the Independent Democratic Conference on Tuesday struck a deal to take control of the Senate in an unprecedented power-sharing deal.