Governor David Paterson is under investigation for potentially misusing his power. A representative just resigned (after allegations that he groped a male staffer). Another representative has stepped down from his committee post because of an ethics investigation. And to top it all off, the state government seems paralyzed in the face of an upcoming budget deadline. But how bad is it really?
Is New York all that different from the rest of the country right now? Brian Lehrer, host of the Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC, puts it in context for us.