Friday, February 09, 2007
Happy Days Ahead??? or Budgets Amid the Wreckage
Azi Paybarah wonders outloud what is going to happen to the budget process this year............
What with the heated rhetoric and cancelled events, you have to wonder how the shambolic relations between Eliot Spitzer and the legislature will affect their ability to conduct ordinary government business. Like, say, passing a budget on time.
That's something that has happened, somewhat miraculously, for two years in a row now. Is this the end of an era?
Assembly Ways and Means Committee member Adriano Espaillat says no.
Espaillat, who campaigned in his district with Spitzer in the days before the election, said, "I think that our goal will be to get a budget on time, April, and that cooler heads will prevail. We got to separate the politics from government."
Is that possible? Yes Azi it is possible.......I agree with Adriano....there will be some fence mending and meeting of the minds......the voters want change...and they will get it.....andy