Even before Monday's apology by Eliot Spitzer for engaging in conduct that he said violated his sense of "right and wrong," New York's governor faced a burgeoning fiscal emergency and an openly hostile state Senate majority. Spitzer's latest personal and political crisis, reportedly stemming from his being linked to an investigation of an alleged prostitution ring, further weakened his already shaky ability to push the government reform agenda he promised the voters who swept him into office 14 months ago.
Prostitution Report Weakens Spitzer
New York Law Journal
March 11, 2008