45 minutes | Jun 6th 2019

Tales from the Coup: New Senate Order

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It took one month in 2009 for order to be restored in the state Senate following an attempted power grab that upset the status quo in the chamber.

But the ramifications, which are covered on the final installment of the Times Union's "Tales from the Coup" podcast series, would shape the immediate future of the Senate and have effects that remain for the new Democratic majority.

The episode follows the demise of the two renegade Democratic senators who plotted with GOP senators and examines how the rise of the Independent Democratic Conference in 2011 was informed by the chaos in the chamber during the preceding years.

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