What Happened to Spitzer’s Government Consolidation Commission

ALBANY—A few hours after Attorney General Andrew Cuomo formally unveiled a local-government consolidation bill, David Paterson put out a statement referring to legislation as something “[T]he Attorney General and I have been working on together.”
This caused some head scratching (Irene Liu did a great job parsing the syntax), given Paterson comments Tuesday that he was unaware of the details of Cuomo’s negotiations with legislative leaders. While the governor’s top lawyer attended the event where the initiative was first unveiled in December, Cuomo has been carrying the ball on it. (Paterson did not attend the press conference yesterday or other events where Cuomo touted the proposal.

What Happened to Spitzer’s Government Consolidation Commission