The Senate passed and David Paterson signed Leandra’s Law.
“To me, it isn’t the quantitative agreement on a number,” Paterson said. “It’s the quality of actually hitting the target in ways that will be real and recurring.”
“It’s discussions, discussions, discussions, and no action,” Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari said, predicting no deal until next week. “I wish I could be more positive.”
A poll finds 69 percent of New Yorkers think the state will run out of money in December.
Paterson offered unspecific threats for lawmakers if no deal is reached.
An associate of Jared Abbruzzese said he “didn’t know” why Joe Bruno was paid consulting fees.
The News says it was “jaw-dropping” to hear a lawyer tell legislators not to mail in their ethics forms.
Jordan Carleo-Evangelist writes an “irony alert” about Jerry Jennings raising money for Andrew Cuomo.
Hoffman suggested, without substantiation, voter fraud.
Bill Owens will sit on the Armed Services and Homeland Security committees.
And below, State Senator Tom Duane speaks on Leandra’s Law: