State Sen. David Carlucci thinks Congress can “learn a thing or two” from the state Legislature in Albany, making the case in an op-ed that the state can be a model for the federal government.
In today’s Journal News, Carlucci, D-Clarkstown, Rockland County, knocked Washington’s “toxic combination of hyper-partisanship and an unwillingness to compromise” that caused the federal government to ultimately shut down as House Republicans and President Barack Obama continue their stalemate over funding the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.
“No political party has a monopoly on good ideas, and to suggest that one wing of the political spectrum does is precisely the reason we find ourselves in a quagmire in Washington today,” Carlucci wrote.
Carlucci, of course, is a member of the Independent Democratic Conference, a four-member caucus that teamed with Senate Republicans to share control of the state Senate. The move left Senate Democrats out of control, despite there being a numerical majority of registered Democrats in the chamber.