Thursday, June 30, 2011

Pennsylvania Headed Toward Open Primaries

OPEN PRIMARIES
Will Pa. Ever See Open Primaries? (By Judith Ayers, PoliticsPA) Independents are joining third parties in pressing Pennsylvania’s closed primary system. On the forefront of this growing movement is State Rep. Eugene DePasquale’s introduction of of a four-bill reform package, known as the Voter’s Choice Act (VCA).

NEW YORK

  • Cuomo must make good on redistricting promise (EDITORIAL Democrat & Chronicle) Unfortunately, since Cuomo's campaign victory last fall, creation of an independent commission to draw new district boundary lines somehow fell off the governor's must-get-it-done-now list.
  • Council Restores Watchdog's Funds (By MICHAEL HOWARD SAUL, Wall Street Journal) The City Council blocked Mayor Michael Bloomberg from slashing the budgets of the city's top government watchdog and the borough presidents, preventing what the mayor's critics called a political power play.

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