A novel idea to end Senate deadlock: Every senator, just quit
Writing for the GLOW Democrats blog, Adama Brown (whom I believe is from Livingston County) speaks some sense:
I'm hereby calling on the entire New York State Senate to resign, effective immediately.
Every member of the chamber, go home. Have the Governor call a special election, complete with primaries, for all the Senate seats. The current senators can run to get their jobs back if they like, but let's allow the voters to decide who they want running this thing. Everyone is at exactly equal risk--the only thing that you have to be judged on is how you've conducted yourself.
What a perfect solution to a horrible situation.
If they won't resign, I wonder what process could be done to start impeachment proceedings against every member? Or, does New York have a recall process like California?
Just how do you throw the bums out?
Nothing against our own Senator, Mike Ranzenhofer, but he may have to risk his Senate career for the greater good of the state.
However, Brown is nothing but a realist. This is all fantasy, as Brown says:
Believe me, I'm under no illusions that this will actually happen. But at this point it doesn't seem any more unlikely than a power sharing agreement that will do anything other than put the entire state on hold until 2010.