Resolution for 2014: Clean up Albany


Editorial board at the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle opine on the scandals that rocked Albany in 2013 and offer suggestions.

“[H]onor and integrity have remained in shockingly short supply. Just this year, aside from the Lopez and Gabryszak fiascoes, two state senators were charged with corruption, two Assembly members were charged with soliciting and/or accepting bribes, and another assemblyman resigned after pleading guilty to perjury.

This Class of ’13 is but the latest in a long list of fallen lawmakers,including a former comptroller and a former governor. No wonder so many in New York have for so long been fed up with Albany.

State leaders, from Cuomo down, must commit themselves to making the rooting out of this unseemly corruption a 2014 resolution. Should they again fail, voters must make a resolution of their own: to hold accountable at the voting booth not only the wrongdoers, but those who aid and abet their behavior from the state’s halls of power.”

More – http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/opinion/editorials/2013/12/27/resolution-for-2014-clean-up-albany/4210611/

About SquarePegDem

A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, FoxNews.com LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email MBenjamin9@optimum.net.
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One Response to Resolution for 2014: Clean up Albany

  1. Dale Benjamin Drakeford says:

    CONCUR!

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