Statement on the End-of-Session Deal from Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill)
"Albany is squeezing as many unrelated bad ideas as possible into this last-minute deal. Albany's big deals tend to be bad for taxpayers. Instead of carefully debating the merits of each issue, we get an unwieldy monstrosity that is the product of horse-trading, special-interest pressure and arm-twisting. Hence, the bill is known colloquially as the 'Big Ugly.'"
Message of Necessity