Will he or won't he?

New York state Senate majority leader Pedro Espada might have topped himself. After declaring yesterday that he would boycott today's special Senate session on the long-overdue state budget, he's reportedly heading to Albany right now, and bringing his crucial budget-passing vote with him.

Ken Lovett at the New York Daily News Daily Politics blog says that rumors are flying about what Espada might demand in return for that vote:

Insiders say there are talks going on about putting some of Espada's requested agenda on the floor for a vote, including a housing bill and farm workers' rights legislation.