Thursday, January 04, 2007

Change on the Horizon

New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer outlined his administration's dense agenda yesterday. His plan is ambitious to say the least:

  • Health insurance for all children
  • Tougher campaign laws
  • Cut property taxes $6 billion
  • Constitutional Amendments to overhaul the state's courts
  • Rein in health care spending
  • Bring transparency to school aid
  • Revitalize the upstate New York economy
  • End government gridlock
  • Rebuild the World Trade Center
  • Lower campaign contribution limits
  • Promote stem cell research
  • New peace bridge over the Niagara River
  • The Second Avenue Subway
  • Replace the Tappan Zee Bridge

Hopefully, he will follow through on his promises and leave New York in a better position than he found it, which should not be too hard. New York state has suffered the status quo of the big three (Pataki, Silver, Bruno) for far too long.

The particularly egregious wave of gluttony of political corruption has given Eliot Spitzer the same mandate that the new Democratic Congress has been given.

Hopefully, he will not squander it.

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