There appears to be more Republican support for some form of the “Raise the Age” bill that the Assembly has passed this año for the first time in mucho years. And while state Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan opposed and blocked the measure last session, the buzz among insiders B&B spoke with is that “it gets done with the budget.”

The concern among a growing number of Republicanos is that the IDC’s Jeff Klein is already taking credit for all the discussions, work and heavy political lifting the Republican conference has been engaged in.

Republican bochincheros are reading articles where Klein is quoted as the guy who speaks for the Assembly. Hmm, we wonder what Speaker Carl Heastie thinks about Klein being the hombre that will get credit for “Raise the Age”?

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