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Susan Lerner, executive director of Common Cause New York, discusses the ethics reform changes that were included in the New York State budget deal, and the ones that fell away during negotiations.
Andrew Cuomo is doing a fantastic job. Considering the fact that he's brought in and passed the State's budgets on time for his tenure as governor he deserves a medal. People who complain are just angry that Cuomo is not a knee-jerk sycophant to de Blasio's legislative whims. Cuomo is in charge of the entire State and he has developed some creative approaches to addressing some of the needs of New Yorkers especially those living Upstate. De Blasio's brand of progressiveness died sometime in the late 60's yet he continues to blow the mold and dust off of those hackneyed, half-baked ideas. De Blasio may be mayor but he must learn that he is not king.
@SP, the same reason Schumer, Milibrand etc, basically have a job for life. The entire system is rigged. They decide who votes for them, not us.
Since Republicans have the term RINO, I think that Democrats should start implementing DINO, Democrat in name only. I've long wondered, aside from running on the Democratic ticket, what exactly makes Governor Coumo a Democrat.
Cuomo is clearly on the side of the corrupt, if not among them. Why isn't there a Democratic primary challenger? This budget, in conjunction with Cuomo's caving to the charter (read hedge fund) schools, preclude my voting for him. I'll be looking for a third party candidate with a moral compass.
"NYS" and "ethics" are as far apart as night and day.
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