From the NY Post:
Senate Democratic leader John Sampson is considering nixing a highly anticipated vote to expel disgraced lawmaker Hiram Monserrate, Republicans charged yesterday.
One GOP lawmaker told The Post that the Democratic conference leader had settled on the wrist-slap punishment of "sanctions" for the Queens state senator.
That's the lesser of two penalties recommended last month by a special Senate committee appointed to weigh Monserrate's fate.
"Absolutely, we're being told that they've made a decision for censure," the Republican told The Post.
One Senate Democrat said Sampson did raise the prospect of a vote on sanctions during a conversation yesterday.
"I don't think he's getting pressured," the Senate Democrat said. "I think he's trying to see if he can get away with just sanctions."