State Senate Democratic leader Malcolm Smith, desperate for his party to secure majority control, has cut what could be one of the slimier deals ever to ooze out of the Legislature.
In a quid pro quo meant to pacify three Democrats who threatened to switch parties, Smith reportedly has agreed to give the rabble-rousers high-ranking leadership posts - along with a promise to block action on a major piece of legislation.
So much for Democrats changing Albany's corrupt culture.
Senate’s slimy shuffle: Albany's dealmaking Dems are up to the same old sleaze
In the meantime, Smith is denying the deal.