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Wednesday, July 21

If You Live Here, You Won't Be a Bit Surprised

From the Brennan Center for Justice:
NEW REPORT: NEW YORK’S LEGISLATIVE PROCESS MOST DYSFUNCTIONAL IN NATION

"Gerald Benjamin, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Distinguished Professor of Political Science at SUNY New Paltz, said: "This is an extraordinary report for four reasons.
First, more than any study of the New York legislature I have ever seen, it systematically documents the non-democratic nature of the legislative process in New York.
Second, it demonstrates through rigorous comparison with other states that New York's failures are sometimes unique and always atypical.
Third, it makes concrete proposals that, if adopted, will truly achieve fundamental improvement of our state's legislative process.
Finally, its proposals are relatively easily achievable: they may be made through rules changes – changes that a majority in each house may adopt without coming into agreement with a majority in the other, and without gubernatorial action.""

Typical New York, always atypical.

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