Khari Edwards, Fired By Governor Paterson, Now Hired By Senate Democrats

ALBANY -- As part of a glut of hiring and salary raises enacted since the Senate coup, the chamber's Democrats hired a former Paterson aide who was fired earlier this year after the state Inspector General called him "immature," "irresponsible" and "ill-suited" to represent the governor.

Khari Edwards was hired on July 21 as "special assistant" to Senate Democratic Conference Leader John Sampson, pulling down an annual salary of $75,204.