Can Spitzer Help the Budget Process?

While New York waits for Eliot Spitzer’s resignation, the entire state budget–due April 1–has come to a standstill.

It’s hard to see how the crisis could help the budget, but when I saw Assemblyman Ron Canestrari, an upstate Democrat in his 10th term, in the Capitol building this morning, he tried to make that case.

“It could have the opposite effect of what people expect and for us to come to an agreement and dispel the appearance that we are all distracted with the events of the day,” he said.

Can Spitzer Help the Budget Process?