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Recommended reading: 'The Albany Handshake'

A piece by Christopher Ketcham in the latest Harper's nicely crystallizes salient points in the famous Albany corruption and dysfunction. The story, linked here (subscription only). attributes to Hofstra Law Professor Eric Lane the concept of the all-powerful "Albany handshake" among top leaders that eclipses gerrymandering, lobbying and corruption.

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