With only 12 legislative days until the scheduled end of the session, state lawmakers face an increasing “policy traffic jam”: New issues are being added to an already packed end-of-session agenda. Here is what the scrambled Albany political landscape looks like as of now:
New York State politics is maddening and endlessly surprising. Over the past twenty years, three governors have had serious scandals – with two resigning and one fined for lying under oath. A state Comptroller went to prison, previous leaders of the state Senate and Assembly were sent to prison for corruption, and scores of state legislators were punished for violating state laws.