The defacto leader of the Democrat led state senate has sent a letter to municipal officials pledging an unprescedented budget process to deal with next year's pending mess in Albany. Senator John Sampson is the conference leader while the actual Majority Leader, Pedro Espada, speaks for no one but himself.
Senator Sampson says the majority caucus will insist on "zero-based" budgeting and is open to any and all ideas to reform government.
Where do you start ?
A Constitutional Convention is a start. New York's Constitution, unlike the federal model, has institutionalized so much of the bloat we have now.
Now some, like many commenters on this blog, openly say more spending is not only acceptable but desirable.
Whether Mr. Sampson is sincere or merely posturing, I don't know. I do know he will have an awful lot of people to say no to if he is to start turning the SS New York away from a date with a prodigious iceberg.