Clock Running Down on Cuomo's Agenda
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
In his State of the State address earlier this year, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo vowed he'd push through an aggressive agenda on women's rights, government reform and the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana. But with the clock running out on this year's session that is ending Friday, none of that has gone through.
New York State Public Radio's Karen DeWitt says Republicans were angered by Cuomo's strong push earlier in the year for new gun control measures, leading them to "pretty much drawn a line in the sand -- no more votes on progressive-type issues" like anti-corruption and public campaign finance reform. "They've held a pretty firm line since then," says DeWitt, "and the governor hasn't been able to persuade them."
Click on the audio above to listen to DeWitt's conversation with WNYC's Soterios Johnson.