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  •  Then he should do that. (3+ / 0-)
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    slothlax, MichaelNY, dufffbeer

    But he isn't.  The constitutional amendment is a fig leaf for him giving in to Senate Republicans (and Assembly Democrats) to save their own jobs over what is right (both for the Democratic party and the state of New York).

    Consitutional amendments need to be passed during two consecutive terms.  Do you honestly believe once the Republicans in the State Senate get what they want this is going to be on their agenda next year?  Oh sure they may even technically pass it (perhaps using new language that will then have to be voted on by the legislature after that).  And what is Cuomo going to do?  Threaten to cave again?

    To be honest I'd be content if Cuomo even just demanded population balance between districts so the Republicans couldn't completely screw NYC over in the State Senate.

    But that won't happen.

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