Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Liar Liar...

By Jude Seymour Story Published: Apr 5, 2011 at 11:24 AM EDT Ed Koch promised Tuesday to robocall north country residents and tell them that their state lawmaker reneged on a pledge to take partisanship out of the process of redrawing political boundary lines. The former New York City mayor has given Sens. Patty Ritchie and Joe Griffo and Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush until Friday to co-sponsor legislation that would ensure independent redistricting for the 2012 elections. If they don't comply, Koch will re-brand his former "heroes" as "enemies" of reform. Senate Republicans have argued that they upheld the spirit of their election-year pledge by passing a one-house bill to make constitutional adjustments to the redistricting process. Koch said Majority Leader Dean Skelos "disgraced himself by repudiating his written pledge," adding the Long Island senator was "foolishly ignoring the mandate which returned his conference to the majority last year: a mandate for Albany reform." Independent redistricting is nebulous concept for a lot of people, but it's an important one. To read more from Jude Setmour from WWNY by clicking HERE

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