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Cuomo Won't Take Emergency Measures to Speed Budget Passage

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Governor Cuomo said he is unlikely to send an emergency message to allow state lawmakers to bypass a three-day waiting period for the state budget.

Cuomo has taken some heat for bypassing the legal three-day waiting period when the governor and lawmakers agreed to new gun control laws on the second day of the legislative session. The measure was passed less than an hour after the lengthy bill had been printed, leaving little time for public scrutiny or even for many lawmakers to read through the legislation.

The governor said he’ll seek early agreement on the state budget, so that the bills can be in public view for the three-day waiting period. He said he does not intend this time to send what’s known as a “message of necessity."

"We’re proceeding in an orderly way,” Cuomo said. “I don’t anticipate at this time any reason why we’re going to have a mad scramble at the end.”

The governor and lawmakers hope to approve the budget by March 21, which means they need to agree to everything by around Saint Patrick’s Day.

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Julianne Welby

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Mike_R

Cuomo had to take his bar exam 5 times... how is it possible that he can write legislation and get it signed by the majority of state lawmakers who admit they signed it without even reading it?
NY State under Cuomo Governorship:
570 jobs lost-Sikorsky Aircraft-closed
174 jobs lost -Dal-Tile Corp-closed
592 jobs lost- Archcare Inc-closing
375 jobs lost- Ralcorp- closing 2 plants
84 jobs lost- Vette Thermal Solutions – moving to NH
350 jobs lost -Daikin McQuay-moving Auburn plant to Tennessee
86 jobs lost-Oberdorfer foundry in DeWitt, NY is closing in May
65 jobs lost - Advanced Monolythic Ceramics in Olean – moving to CA
35 jobs lost-Bombardier Mass transit – closing
50 jobs lost-Spectrum Plastics – closing
160 jobs lost-Menands company (Albany International) – moving to NH by end of 2013
Remington considering relocating out of NY

Mar. 07 2013 11:03 PM
Mike_R

Let me guess Cuomo is feeling the sting after ramming through his SAFE Act legislation. The "SAFE" (Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement) Act was debated in closed session without committee hearings, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed it into law within an hour of its passage -- after waiving the required three-day public comment period. This 80 page legislation was passed late into the night... literally and figuratively under the cover of darkness. There existed no exigent need as claimed, of the Act’s 60 sections, only three (3) took effect on its adoption into law. Cuomo has lost touch with NY State and his responsibility to its citizenry. We will remember at election time and at whatever public office you seek.

Mar. 07 2013 11:02 PM

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