Former Lieutenant Governor Stan Lundine is urging David Paterson to sign the local government consolidation bill that has been pushed through the legislature by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.
“This is one of our recommendations of the commission, and the attorney general has worked closely with the governor’s legal staff in drafting it as well as with our commission staff when we had a staff, and I think it’s a good bill,” Lundine said in a phone interview just now. “It doesn’t mandate anything on localities, it just gives citizens and local villages the opportunity to get more efficient.”
Lundine chaired a commission, convened by Eliot Spitzer, to examine the subject of streamlining.
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