June 14, 2018. This article discusses the package of accountability and transparency economic development bills stalled in the Assembly. The measures do have bipartisan support among the rank-and-file in the Assembly and were already approved, overwhelmingly, in the Senate. However, Assembly leadership continues to sit on the bills in the hopes that Governor Cuomo will come to an agreement on their necessity.

Ronald Deutsch, director of the labor-backed Fiscal Policy Institute, which also supports the anti-corruption measures, also thinks Cuomo ultimately is responsible for the logjam.

“The governor doesn’t want anyone looking over his shoulder despite the fact he wants to look over everybody else’s shoulder,” Deutsch opined.

Here is the link to the Lockport Journal.