Budgets Amid the Wreckage

spitzer adriano 222 Budgets Amid the Wreckage

What with the heated rhetoric and cancelled events, you have to wonder how the shambolic relations between Eliot Spitzer and the legislature will affect their ability to conduct ordinary government business. Like, say, passing a budget on time.

That’s something that has happened, somewhat miraculously, for two years in a row now. Is this the end of an era?

Assembly Ways and Means Committee member Adriano Espaillat says no.

Espaillat, who campaigned in his district with Spitzer in the days before the election, said, “I think that our goal will be to get a budget on time, April, and that cooler heads will prevail. We got to separate the politics from government.”

Is that possible?

— Azi Paybarah

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