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NY Senate ruling coalition gains a new member

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Senator Tony Avella of Queens  has left the minority Democrats to join the governing coalition of Republicans and Independent Democrats.

Karen has covered state government and politics for New York State Public Radio, a network of 10 New York and Connecticut stations, since 1990. She is also a regular contributor to the statewide public television program about New York State government, New York Now. She appears on the reporter’s roundtable segment, and interviews newsmakers.