h/t to my co-blogger Ian Wilder at www.onthewilderside.com
excerpt from a GPNYS Press Release:
Green Party of New York State Decries NY Senate Coup and Calls for Grassroots Resistance
The Green Party of New York State (GPNYS) decries the latest power play in the NY State Senate. The leadership coup on Monday night by the Republican Party and at least two Democrats, one under investigation for fraud and the other for physical assault, is the newest in a serious of undemocratic and disgraceful acts that have earned the State Legislature the title of most undemocratic and “Stalinist” from the Brennan Center for Law and Justice. The Green Party calls for immediate overhaul of Legislative procedures and electoral reform, including full public financing of campaigns, proportional representation, and allowing bills to come to a floor vote without leadership approval.