From the Daily News' Elizabeth Benjamin:
Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and Sen. Kevin Parker have made good on their pledges to draft legislation that would require a referendum to change term limits and are now busily lobbying their respective colleagues for support.
"This legislation is the last stand in favor of democracy, as far as I'm concerned," Jeffries said. "We're certainly on an expidited time frame given that we're already in 2009 and this bill calls for a referendum no later than the first Tuesday in March. It's something that would have to be done before the Legislature recesses in February."
Asked if such a rapid timetable is really possible - particularly in Albany, which moves to his own, often inexplicably slow, beat - Jeffries replied:
"I think it's possible. Certainly, I think you know, there's no great sympathy for the mayor in either chamber.