Last night, Assemblyman Dick Gottfried, whose reelection is a possibility the New York Times editorial board isn’t totally excited about, sought the endorsement of the Chelsea Reform Democratic Club.
The most notable part of Gottfried’s pitch was that he mentioned the rule the Assembly enacted when Democrats took over the majority (in 1975!) that ensures that the sponsor of any bill can automatically have members vote on it during a committee hearing.
At about the three-minute mark, Gottfried is asked why, if that rule is enforced, the congestion pricing bill never came to a vote.
Gottfried sort of answers the question. I’m waiting to find out how the club voted on him, as well as Liz Krueger, Tom Duane and Jerry Nadler.