The Troy Record carries this AP report about the Wall Street bailout and help for regular people "Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, a Long Island Republican who talks to recently jobless constituents every day at the train station, made the point Friday: If Albany spent at the inflation rate instead of two or three times that level over the last several years, Albany would have a surplus."
Dean has been in Albany most of his adult life.
Skelos. Is. Albany.
Skelos is voting for those budgets.
He's not a challenger, he's the establishment.