City&State is here! Read “On Bloomberg,” by his aides.
See my column, “The Grinch Who Stole Democracy,” p. 45. http://issuu.com/cityandstate/docs/cs_121613_all
This Christmas, Santa Cuomo is leaving lumps of coal in the stockings of New Yorkers.
Santa Cuomo is dumping a pile of coal on downstate –mostly minority voters— New Yorkers with his refusal to call special elections in early 2014 to fill seven or more vacancies in the State Legislature. The state constitution invests him with the discretion to set special elections.
It’s unfathomable that Cuomo would deprive close to a million New York residents equal representation because he wants to exercise faux fiscal prudence.
Last month, Cuomo declared, “It’s a balance of the cost and the hardship of the election versus the community’s right to representation, but we don’t have any plans right now.”