According to the New York Times, “The Republican-led state Senate moved on Tuesday to install Dean G. Skelos, a Long Island senator for more than two decades, as its new majority leader.”

The Times article mentions Skelos and Thomas Libous as being the top guys for the job. It does not mention our own Senator, George Maziarz.

Libous, meanwhile will be the Deputy Majority Leader.

I have to wonder, was Maziarz really a contender for the position? If so, why do today’s media accounts fail to mention him? And if not, why did the Buffalo News say he was yesterday?

Still lots to figure out on this story.