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March 19, 2008

Reform must be order of the day?

Tom-and-Jerry.jpg Daily News columnist Errol Louis cautions against backsliding in Albany to the days when special interests ruled the day:

But months from now, after the last "good riddance" jokes about Spitzer have been told - and the final bucks raked in by America's best-known whore - New York will remain the most taxed state in the union, and Albany will still be a place where lobbyists, unions and corporate pitchmen wield far too much influence over who gets the sweet slices of the $124 billion budget cake.

Unless, that is, the effort to reform Albany gets back on its feet.

Norman Oder of Atlantic Yards Report concurs, pointing to "Forest City Ratner's significant spending on lobbyists, not to mention the developer's contribution to a "slush fund" controlled by Assembly Democrats."

NoLandGrab: Isn't it nice when we all agree?

Posted by lumi at March 19, 2008 3:53 AM