State legislators returned to Albany yesterday for the start of session. This session certainly will be novel with a power sharing arrangement in the Senate among the Republicans and the Independent Democratic Conference. The Governor’s ‘State of the State” speech will be given today, in which he will probably say very little but give clues as to his agenda. With Mayor Bloomberg among the attendees, the Governor is said to be prepared to address adding guns to the assault weapans ban list. We will be listening for his plans concerning crime and punishment and whether anyone will address crime issues ranging from the recent decision of Judge Schendlin that “stop and frisk” activity by police of loiterers outside public housing is unconstitutional, to the issue of the death penalty for cop killers. State of the State should be at 130pm. Post your reactions at this blog, on our facebook page or tweet us at bkconservatives.