Monday, February 2, 2015

"Sleazy, Secretive Process" for replacing Sheldon Silver in Albany

NY Times editorial blogger Eleanor Randolph

The Secretive, Sleazy Process to Replace Sheldon Silver

By ELEANOR RANDOLPH FEBRUARY 2, 2015 11:00 AM February 2, 2015 11:00 am 43 \

Excerpt: 

In the next few days Democrats in Albany could choose a new speaker to replace Sheldon Silver, who was arrested on corruption charges almost two weeks ago. After Mr. Silver’s 20 years of dominating the New York Assembly, it is a rare opportunity to create a better, fairer
legislature.

But it looks like the next powerful speaker could be picked in the sleazy and secretive style that has long characterized Albany politics.

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