Now that the independent screening panel is winnowing down the list of comptroller candidates, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is signaling just how important that recommendation really is.
From the Buffalo News:
“They can give me whatever they want,” Silver said of the three-member panel. “We don’t have to listen to them, either.”
Asked if that meant the Legislature could deviate from the list the panel recommends, he said, “I’m just saying there’s no statute here, and if they don’t want to follow the rules, nobody has to follow the rules.”
[And thank Liz Benjamin for spotting this amazing item.]