ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Senate’s new Republican majority has given committee chairmanships to three Democrats who split earlier from their party’s main caucus.
Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, a Long Island Republican, has named Senator Jeff Klein, a Bronx Democrat, to chair the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and Sen. Diane Savino, a Staten Island Democrat, to chair the Committee on Children and Families.READ MORE: Worker Hurt In Wild Brawl At Brooklyn Pizza Shop; 'Like A Looney Tunes Cartoon,' Witness Says
Skelos’ appointments Tuesday include Democratic Sen. David Valesky of Oneida to chair the Committee on Aging.READ MORE: Jones Beach Lifeguard Bitten In Water; No Shark Spotted, But Patrols Intensify On Long Island
The Republicans resumed control of the chamber with a 32-30 majority after the fall elections following two years of Democratic control when two Republican senators were given committee chairmanships.MORE NEWS: New York City Workers Must Be Vaccinated By Sept. 13 Or Face Weekly Testing, Mayor De Blasio Says
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