State Republicans Sign On to Koch's Pledge

Former mayor's shame program starting to work.

By Melissa Russo
|  Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010  |  Updated 10:00 PM EDT
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If you're like most New Yorkers, you're feeling frustrated with dysfunctional Albany. Government Affairs Reporter Melissa Russo has more on one idea about how to hold lawmakers accountable. It is called New York Uprising.

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Last night we told you about how former mayor Ed Koch is trying to shame Albany politicians into signing a pledge to vote for a series of specific reforms.

Tonight all 29 Republican members of the New York State Senate have signed that pledge.

Koch has given Albany lawmakers until midnight Wednesday tonight before they're declared either heroes or enemies of reform.

So far the Democratic leaders in the Senate and Assembly have not signed the pledge.

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