GOP Plan to Avoid Democratic Train Wrecks

Tomorrow, state Senate Republicans will announce plans to introduce two bills to change the way the state fills vacancies for state comptroller and attorney general.

One bill will call for the vacancies to be filled through a statewide special election. The other bill will call for those elections to take place 45 to 60 days after the governor calls for them.

Both the Democratic Assembly and governor were deeply unhappy with how this latest attempt to fill a statewide vacancy went, and the ugly fallout between Eliot Spitzer and Sheldon Silver’s members is only just beginning.

Wouldn’t it be a funny thing if the Republicans turned out to be the ones to broker a truce?

— Azi Paybarah

GOP Plan to Avoid Democratic Train Wrecks