Cuomo-Bill Opponents Concerned About His ‘Gubernatorial’ Style

ALBANY—Last week, Assemblyman Phil Boyle was standing with Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Long Island, praising Cuomo’a bill on local government consolidation, which is now wending its way through the legislative process with remarkable speed.
Now, Boyle is drafting an amendment to it, and is at the forefront of those attempting to put some brakes on Cuomo’s proposal.
“I still support the bill, but as with any bill I think it might need a little modification,” Boyle, a 13-year member of the Great River Fire Department, told me by phone. He hadn’t seen the actual text until earlier this week—a program bill was introduced Friday—and was immediately concerned that the bill would apply to fire districts.

Cuomo-Bill Opponents Concerned About His ‘Gubernatorial’ Style