A complete solution to the broken system in Albany is reform centered on public financing of elections, so that candidates have an alternative path to victory that relies on average voters, and not influence-seeking special interests.
If the administration thinks it can bite the bullet -- allow drilling, take the short-term political hit and move on -- it's got another thing coming. Any decision to allow drilling in New York will have grave and long-term political consequences.
Whether term limits or member items and now redistricting, Christine Quinn's approach has always been to play the angles for her own gain and advancement. We need a mayor who is focused on the needs of New Yorkers, not on their own ambition.