Kolb Adopts a New Tone; Skelos Doesn’t

ALBANY—It looks like Brian Kolb, the new Assembly minority leader, is adopting a much more conciliatory tone toward the majority Democrats than that of his Senate counterpart—or his predecessor in the job.
Here, for example, is what he said at an open leaders meeting this afternoon—Kolb’s first—on David Paterson’s proposal for a spending cap.
“If you’re looking for a recommendation from me, I think we need to set up a process immediately to get all of the parties at the table, get their ideas,” he said. “Let’s identify what the real, real sticking points are, but figure out what we can get done and move those things off the table.

Kolb Adopts a New Tone; Skelos Doesn’t