After that same Battery Park City press conference, I asked Sheldon Silver what advice he might have for Eliot Spitzer, who, I asserted, had a rocky first year dealing with the legislature.
“I think his first year was rather successful,” Silver said, before ticking off a number of accomplishments. They included “a billion dollar reduction in workers compensation insurance,” and settlement of the CFE court decision that will bring billions of dollars into New York City.
Silver added, “I think some of the rhetoric that’s taken place lately, has, you know, kind of, obliterated some of the great success that he’s had. But let’s not kid ourselves.. He had tremendous success in the legislative session.”