Malcolm Smith says he’s going to court to block the Republicans.
“This is getting a little ridiculous,” says Governor Paterson, “they’ve got to act like adults here.” He urges the warring tribes to come to a “compromise.”
Reporters wait outside the senate chamber, where today’s scheduled session is a half-hour late.
More as it unravels.
Update: As of 4:15 p.m., nothing happening. We’re gonna go get lunch.