Monday, April 4, 2011

Koch: Skelos Has ‘Disgraced Himself’

Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch has had it with Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos’ claims that redistricting reform is a non-issue for the remainder of the legislative session now that his conference has passed its constitutional amendment bill.
After Skelos said last night on “Inside City Hall” that he has no plans to revisit this issue after the budget has passed, Koch apparently could take no more. He just released the following statement:

“Dean Skelos has disgraced himself by repudiating his written pledge. After claiming for weeks that the Senate would address the issue of redistricting as soon as a budget was passed, he is now backing out of that promise too.”
“Dean Skelos is foolishly ignoring the mandate which returned his conference to the majority last year: A mandate for Albany reform.”
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