A spokesman for the Republican State Senate conference said GOP lawmakers are discussing details of rent regulations and mandate relief, not same-sex marriage. That would mean the progress legislative leaders announced yesterday are not finalized and could be far from completed.
Mario Batali, the famed chef, is in the Capitol building and said he would try convincing “anybody who will listen to me” to support the bill. I asked if he scheduled any meetings with Republican State Senators.
“I just arrived 10 minutes ago and discovered elevator number 6 and elevator number 5 are exactly the same,” he said. Later, I asked what he thought would happen to Cuomo if this passes.
“I think Cuomo will be successful in the long run no matter how this vote goes,” Batali said.
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