The only way out of the descending political spiral over taxes, spending, and state budgets is for the image of government to turn around and for people to once again believe that their tax money is well spent.
As protesters demanding the extension of the millionaire's tax descend on Albany, Cuomo and the state Senate Republican leadership have held firm on their desire to cut taxes for the state's wealthiest.
New York's loose campaign finance laws are ultimately costly to taxpayers, as the public ends up paying for special favors, uncompetitive contracts, and other policies tailored to benefit campaign donors.
Any time society liberates itself from old ways that don't work for everyone, I applaud. When two people are committed to a relationship and they are equals, society shouldn't be that concerned about a piece of paper.