Saturday, April 2, 2011

Reform if Cuomo Wants It

Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, R-Glenville, said that the next priorities for the state need to be mandate relief and a property tax cap, but he said the Legislature could adopt ethics reform and non-partisan redistricting if Gov. Andrew Cuomo pushes for them.
Tedisco questioned whether the Assembly and Senate would make a "sincere" attempt to address these sincere issues without the prodding of the governor. He suggested that if Cuomo takes the lead on ethics and redistricting, he could be the adult in the room that would bring about change. "[Cuomo has] tremendous support on the bully pulpit," contended Tedisco.
He added that the threat of a veto on the redistricting plan was also a very powerful weapon in the governor's arsenal.

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