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Meet the most powerful lawmakers in Albany.
The Independent Democratic Conference of the New York State Senate likely holds the balance of power in its hands.
At least at the moment.
With a 33-30 split in the Democrats’ favor, these four “Independents” -- Sens. Jeffrey Klein of the Bronx and Westchester, David Carlucci of Rockland County, Diane Savino of Staten Island and David...Read more »