So I now feel compelled to warn that my support for decentralization is not motivated by some Pollyannish view of sub-national governments.
And they also are just as proficient at sleaze as their cousins in Washington.
Politico has a sobering report on pervasive state-level corruption. They start with a rundown of what’s been happening with the criminal class in the Empire State.
Other states have plenty of corruption, but it’s hard to beat New York when it comes to sheer volume. The criminal complaint Monday against Dean Skelos, the state Senate majority leader, and his son Adam came just three months after charges were brought against…
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