Editorial from Friday's Daily News:
The City Council today will begin considering legislation that would bar some of its own abuses of power.
The timing is exquisite.
Just a short few days ago, Council Speaker Christine Quinn proved by her own conduct why reform rules are necessary.
Among other things, the bill would ban the speaker from doling out so-called lulus to favored members. These payments on top of salary - ranging from $4,000 to $18,000 a year - enable the speaker to reward loyalty. The credo is: Vote right, do well.
A new crop of loyalists last week felt Quinn's love in their assignments, if not their paychecks.
She gave six members new, more desirable committee posts, four entailing nice raises.