Albany has passed a budget on time for the second year in a row! Nothing bolsters the public's confidence in politicians like when they go above and beyond to, um, do they job they were supposed to do anyway. Governor Cuomo and the leaders of the Senate and the Assembly were all smiles at yesterday's press conference, but maybe these photos were taken before the pols saw that New York received a D grade on its corruption risk report card?

As the Times' editorial board notes, Cuomo's budget success is commendable, but

No one should forget what he gave away to win legislators’ compliance: Mr. Cuomo broke a campaign promise and approved gerrymandered election districts for the next 10 years. That is bad news for New York’s voters and real democratic competition.

Combine that with the fact that the nonpartisan Center for Public Integrity found that contrary to the governor's assertions that he's steering Albany away from a "model of dysfunction," things are still pretty messed up: New Jersey is kicking our corrupt asses!

Governor Cuomo: take a break to enjoy one of your girlfriend's delicious cocktails then get back to work.