The Culture of New York Politics Is As Ugly As Ever | NY Post Editorial

Gov. Cuomo has been claiming for years that he’s changing the “culture” in Albany. Sorry, gov: The news leaking out about the end-of-session “Big Ugly” package of bills says otherwise.

Indeed, the lack of change was blatant. Albany rammed through more bills in 24 hours than in all of January and February combined. During the whole session prior to the final days, the two houses had OK’d less than 200 bills. By the end, they’d passed 554.

And most bills were hammered out behind closed doors, without public scrutiny. The ethics bill passed in the dark of night.

Michael Benjamin

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A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email FOMB08@GMAIL.COM.
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