Local Lawmakers React to the End of the Legislative Session in Albany
The legislative session in Albany is officially over and some local leaders feel more could have been accomplished.
The session ended without the passage of any major bills, including but not limited to sports betting, marijuana legalization or a law to address corruption.
101st District Assemblyman Brian Miller (R) says, "We witnessed more corruption, but the Majority, again, refused to take action to stop further corruption from happening. Instead, their priority was to pass a bill that creates a ‘Jamaican Bobsled team’ license plate."
118th District Assemblyman Marc Butler (R) says, "After the budget, the governor, and seemingly everyone else, resigned that all of our work was essentially done, but New Yorkers know that is not so. New York remains a hotbed of corruption, inefficiency, and waste."
Butler went on to say "In the battles won or lost, it has always been an honor and pleasure to serve my constituents here in the State Capitol.” This was the last legislative session for Butler as he will be retiring at the end of the year.
Major issues like sports betting, marijuana legalization and others won't likely be voted on until next session which begins in January 2019.