Reform Report Moves On, Without G.O.P. Votes

ALBANY—The State Senate’s bipartisan Temporary Committee on Rules Reform and Administration voted, with Republicans abstaining, to adopt a report calling for several reforms of the chamber.
“I’m disappointed, to tell you the truth,” State Senator John Bonacic, the Republican co-chairman of the committee, said. “We’ve made turtle steps, and we can go brag about it in the perception and the pandering game. But to truly change the culture of Albany, we’re not there yet.”
He and other Republicans voted against abstained from voting for the draft report because, they said, they only received it this morning and didn’t have adequate time to review its findings.

Reform Report Moves On, Without G.O.P. Votes