Listen: Senate, Jeff Klein, Senator discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"Don't necessarily need everyone to be an agreement on everything in order for the past the last time Democrats have the majority I wasn't there. But they had a bare majority of thirty two which is the minimum number required. Anytime one Senator didn't wanna do something everything got gridlock. So we have now thirty nine or forty depending on what happens with sympathizer in Brooklyn. But that's a huge cushion of seven or eight votes that we can not necessarily need enemy on every say to some centers. Do do what you need to do for your district. I mean that type of thing or it's just a question of as we discussed it as a group if we have thirty five members and four problem those four can vote. No. And it could still pass. We don't need every vote for passage of everything and that's going to give a lot of flexibility to leadership to set the agenda into more detail. What about the relationship? With the governor it during the period when the IDC was in power there were suspicion that governor Cuomo tolerated that maybe even engineered it you in the governor's people had some friction during the campaign over where money was being spent what's the relationship like his progressive self image during the campaign. How solid does that look to you. What do you think that's going to be like this the dynamics between the executive and legislature are less important to me from a personal perspective than what we can get done together. And so there are issues of agreement, and we're gonna move forward together and aggressively and change some of these laws that have been waiting to be to be improved for so long. But that's all that matters. I lived with Jeff Klein of the Senate for how many years at the end of his tenure. There was this deal where everyone came together. And everybody was wondering how I was going to sit across the table from him. And I said I don't care if I like someone somebody if we're on the same page and trying to get things done, then we're gonna get things. On. And whether someone likes doesn't like me is not as relevant as helping the twenty million people who live in the state is going to be the Senate majorities job, maybe in conjunction with the assembly majority to hold the governor to his campaign promises to to keep pulling him left. You know, it seems like he gravitates towards the center is that part of how you you see the new Senate majority job. I mean, there's certainly a bunch of folks who who defeated IDC members who ran on pretty far left platforms. I don't think our job her say's to create some kind of broad desire to pull the governor anywhere. Our job is to get done what we campaigned on. And what people expect us to do on a host of issues. Now, they tend to be progressive nature, and I'm very very progressive in a lot of ways. So if the governor agrees with us who self-proclaimed progressive and self then this'll be very easy, and they won't be much friction if areas of disagreement, we certainly intend to assert ourselves. We're there for reason we're there to be anybody's rubber stamp. And so I think. You'd expect us to stand up and make our case, and they'll be negotiation both with the assembly and the governor, and we'll come to resolution what we'll say is the normal dynamic of Albany has been broken where these semblance Senate are in control of different parties and the playing one off against the other is part of a strategy to keep things from happening.."