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Senate Republicans will confab Monday; won't take up judicial nomination

From left, Republican state Sens. Jack Martins, Kemp

(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Senate Republicans will return to the State Capitol on Monday for a closed-door conference to start putting together postelection plans.

Democrats aren’t slated to return to Albany and there is no full session planned, even though a judicial confirmation sits in limbo.

The GOP is sure to be upbeat after regaining outright control of the Senate. Republicans picked up a net gain of two...

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