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Dueling "sessions." Led simultaneously by Democrat Andrea Stewart-Cousins at the rostrum, Republican George Winner on the floor.
Dueling "sessions." Led simultaneously by Democrat Andrea Stewart-Cousins at the rostrum, Republican George Winner on the floor.

After a lock down and a walk out, Paterson says Senators should be punished

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Governor Paterson's attempts to force a meeting of the state Senate degenerated into confusion and chaos. The warring factions held dueling sessions in the Senate chamber. Senators passed numerous bills but the Governor's lawyers questioned the legality of the proceedings. Karen DeWitt reports.

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Karen DeWitt
NYS Capitol Correspondent

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