From a business perspective, nothing could be worse during this period of economic uncertainty than the chaos and instability that have characterized New York state government during the past two years.
The New York State Senate adjourned today for the summer, after one of the more absurd periods in its history. Take a look back on a month of political bedlam in Albany with this handy slideshow summary.
The state's new sort-of-lieutenant-governor is Richard Ravitch. It would be an honor to be appointed to the second highest job in the state - if it weren't for the fact that the whole deal is probably going to be thrown out in court.