There's been a great deal of speculation about why, oh why, the leaders of the coup in Albany would foist all this misery and disarray on their fellow New Yorkers. Pick the reasons you think are right:
Take The Albany Quiz
1) Thomas Golisano, the billionaire owner of a Buffalo hockey team, took credit for engineering the coup shortly after he moved to Florida to avoid New York's increased tax on rich people. He wanted to dump the Democrats because... *
The Democrats had failed to achieve true and lasting reform.
The Democrats had failed to pass a Comprehensive Hockey Rink Improvement Bill.
The Democratic Majority Leader played with his cell phone while Golisano was talking to him.
The Democrats raised his taxes.
2) Hiram Monserrate, a Democratic Senator currently under indictment for cutting up his girlfriend during a fight, switched over to the Republicans and then switched back, creating the current 31-31 tie. All this was due to.... *
His deep desire to achieve true and lasting reform.