A bipartisan group of state lawmakers will be pushing legislation to give the public the power to recall elected officials, a move that could give voters a new way to clean up scandal-scarred Albany.
“It’s important that voters have a right to recall elected officials if they’re unhappy with their performances,” said Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda (D-Bronx), who is sponsoring the bill in the Assembly.
Sen. Tony Avella (D-Queens) has his own recall bill, and has been working with Sepulveda to come to agreement on joint legislation.
Sepulveda’s measure, which was still being fine-tuned over the weekend, would allow voters to petition to recall state and local officials as well as judges.
Currently, 19 states and the District of Columbia permit the recall of state officials, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
At least 29 states have provisions for recall elections in local jurisdictions.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Recall power to the people
Posted by Queens Crapper at 5:37 AM
Labels: albany, elected officials, judges, luis sepulveda, recall election, Tony Avella, voting
I recall diblasio
Somehow, I don't see this passing, since probably 80% of NY elected officials would be recalled. But then do you believe that the same people who voted these fucking clowns in office would actually recall them, I mean, they did vote for them in the first place. For as smart as some say New Yorkers are, they tend to be the dumbest fucks much of the time.
"Pushing legislation to give the public the power"
End of article
What a ridiculous publicity stunt.
They have no real desire to have this and it won't pass.
How about limiting the salaries, the staff hires of flunkies and family members, or not taking matching funds? That would be reform.
Great idea. It will never happen.
Lot's of luck in getting this passed!
If we did get that power, there would not be enough honest or semi capable politicians to run the plant.
We are screwed either way. Better to get so-so help to empty the chamber pots or we do it ourselves.
Are you willing? This is the latest pipe dream the electorate is foisting upon itself.
Your only defense is to elect those who really represent your needs.
That takes enough brains to triage through the dog shit PR that your electeds put out to pat themselves on the back for doing a lousy job.
Smarten up folks! Read between their lies!
If we can't have term limits, then let's have recalls. But why would Albany pols agree to this?
how about some tar & feathers
Recall Di Blasio
Recall every other borough president
Damn 'Anonymous' you wanna recall everyone. Someones gotta stay to do some work.LOL
Finally threatening the power structure of the Elite Political Golden Spoon
Criminals who Define WHITE PRIVILEGE
They will fight back and Crush You.
If we can't vote the crooks out of office, what makes you think we'd have better luck recalling them?
What is it that Yoda says? Oh, yeah 'Do there is no try". It's doable, we just need some organization and discipline.
to may takers that will not vote away their freebees
How does DC recall STATE officials when it ain't no state?
The non-Marxists will all be recalled,and nys will be an absolute dictatorship.The Queens population is in a perpetual hibernation from reality.Otherwise ,why would they vote to commit financial suicide at election periods ?
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