There’s little evidence to suggest that the GOP can’t win elections or that electoral tides couldn’t sweep them back into power should they lose it. So rather than concerning ourselves with stemming the legitimate power granted by voters to the Legislature, our representatives should work to ensure that the will of the electorate is effectively channeled by offering meaningful rules and redistricting reform.
Monday, May 14, 2007
Brennan Center Op-Ed in Buffalo News
Kahlil argues in this morning's Buffalo News that the rules of the Legislature should be improved to enable rank-and-file members to participate in the legislative process before we take steps toward implementation of initiative and referendum. He refutes the idea that redistricting reform would create unbreakable one-party control in New York: