GOP anxious as Sen. Johnson, 81, gets sick
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When veteran Republican state Sen. Owen Johnson coughs, the entire GOP Senate majority collectively covers their mouths -- with anxiety.
That was never more apparent than about a week ago when Johnson (R-West Babylon) missed a vote on state Sen. John Flanagan's controversial bill on teacher seniority.
"He got a little sick, the rumors start flying and everyone freaks out," said John...