The New York State Senate resumed business late last week after a month-long stalemate, passing a slew of legislation including sales tax extenders and borrowing authorizations.

With the Senate back in the hands of the majority Democrats following a Republican-led leadership coup on June 8 that ultimately failed, scores of uncontroversial bills that had sat in limbo for the past month were finally approved and submitted to Gov. David Paterson where they now await his signature.

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