It's bad enough that New York is all but a one-party state, but it sure doesn't help when what's left of the other party seems desperate to join the first. I'm speaking of Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno who just can't let a Spitzer initiative go by without trying to top it.
Upon the Governor's announcement of a commission to study the effectiveness of the State University system, Bruno upped the ante.
“While this new commission talks about the future of higher education, let’s act right now to provide more assistance to families so they can afford college in the fall,” he said.
He wants to spend another $129 million to increase the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). Um, Joe, you're a Republican. You're supposed to cut spending, not increase it.