A Voice of Dissent on the Cuomo Law

ALBANY—The Assembly’s Ways & Means committee just voted to advance Andrew Cuomo’s government consolidation bill by a vote of 31 to 1. Assemblyman Jack McEneny provided the lone dissenting vote, and later told me why.
“I think there’s a danger of the tyranny of the majority,” he said. While most associate him with the City of Albany, where he was born, educated, and still resides, McEneny’s district includes the “hill towns” south and west of the city limits, and the villages of Voorheesville and Altamont. And consider this tidbit, which McEneny threw in to flash even more government-geek cred: he has, in the course of his career, worked for Albany County, the City of Albany, the State of New York, the Albany School District, the federal government (he ran the census in Albany County, twice) and the Colombian government while a member of the Peace Corps.

A Voice of Dissent on the Cuomo Law