Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Truth Is Getting Out

About the State of New York's central problem, that is.

We've been saying it for a while.   So has the Democrat and Chronicle.   Now from Chris Smith's Intelligencer column in this week's New York magazine:

That the car-tag gimmick was even floated points to the larger problem. The state’s feckless legislators are beholden to campaign donors, particularly the unions representing teachers and health-care workers.

No governor will make real progress on reform unless he can alter the composition of the State Assembly and Senate, or at least make its members more dependent on the governor than on the unions. More likely, the budget problems will need to sink to truly Californian desperation before we can aspire to be as good as … Arkansas.

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