The Queens Chronicle has a front-page story this week reporting that of all the state lawmakers representing that borough, only two support the mayor’s plan to introduce congestion pricing.
“Of the borough’s six state senators contacted, only two — George
Onorato (D-Astoria) and Minority Leader Malcolm Smith (D-St. Albans) —
approved of the mayor’s plan. Not one of Queens’ 17 Assembly members
contacted favored the proposal…”
None of that comes as a particular surprise in light of the cool reception the mayor’s plans have already gotten from the all-powerful Assembly SpeakerSheldon Silver. But it’s nice to know where people stand.