Albany Wraps Up

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

New York State Senators Martin Golden, Republican from Brooklyn’s 22nd district, and Liz Krueger, Democrat from Manhattan’s 26th Senate district, discuss the end of Albany's legislative session.


Martin Golden and Liz Krueger
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Comments [4]

Jeffrey Slott from Queens, NY

Senator Martin Golden's argument against marijuana is so juvenile. Marijuana is not crack cocaine. But if in fact a positive use for crack could be found, yes I would support sick people's ability to obtain it. Any drug can have a positive potential and a negative potential, even aspirin. It is the ratio of benefits versus consequences that has to guide medical policy, not just a simple-minded condemnation.

Jun. 19 2007 10:39 AM
tsjh from Bronx, NY

I don't see how congestion pricing will benefit poorer, more environmentally burdened residents in the outer boroughs. Congestion pricing in mid and lower manhattan will also increase the value of land used for parking in areas that already struggle to attract higher quality development, like the South Bronx. In addition, how will congestion pricing treat drivers from Queens who already pay $9.00 round trip to come into New York? Brooklynites pay nothing to come into the city right now? Will Queens residents now have to pay $18.00 or more to get into Manhattan? Lastly, congestion pricing does not remove cars and trucks from roadways in communities with the highest rates of asthma and lowest percentages of drivers in the region. These communities will most likely be burdened by more of other people's traffic after congestion pricing. The costs and benefits of the plan, as always, are not shared justly.

Jun. 19 2007 10:30 AM
John Celardo from Fanwood, NJ

Speaker Quinn stated yesterday that there would be money for Brooklyn, Bronx and Queens for mass transit when congestion pricing was passed. As a former Staten Islander, with family still there, not mentioning Staten Island in this program is a gross oversight, since SI is the least served borough by mass transit.

Jun. 19 2007 10:17 AM
hjs from NYC

I call for protests and more traffic jams in lower Manhattan until Assemblyman Silver sees the light.

Jun. 19 2007 10:10 AM

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