Albany Reform In The Next Two Weeks
January 22nd, 2007

An editorial in the New York Times entitled The Reform Window explains why reform of the political process in Albany is more likely within the next couple of weeks than it has been for years, praises the reforms proposed last week by the reining triumvirate such as itemization of member items and the legal requirement that the legislature (not just the governor) propose a balanced budget — and suggests there be several more: an independent budget office (such as New York City has), a later deadline for the budget, and the use of generally accepted accounting principles.

In Newsday, former Assemblyman Nelson Denis offers several reasons why reform will be difficult, and then makes several suggestions of his own: Dismantle the Albany politburoImpose term limitsMove the legislature to New York City Convene a state constitutional convention and create investigate bodies with subpoena power to look into Medicaid, public authorities and member items.

By on January 22, 2007, 8:49 am
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One Response to “Albany Reform In The Next Two Weeks”

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    December 21st, 2011 at 8:26 am

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