Stewart-Cousins, of Yonkers, elected Senate minority leader
Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins of Yonkers is the new minority leader of New York's state Senate.
She replaces Sen. John Sampson of Brooklyn, who took over the fractious conference following a political coup staged by Republicans and a few dissident Democrats in 2009.
Stewart-Cousins takes the leadership Monday, at a time when a bipartisan majority will rule the Senate. Thirty-one Republicans...