Errigo: Assembly Majority Signal Need For Less Transparency

February 13, 2018

Assemblyman Joseph A. Errigo (R,C,I,Ref-Conesus) weighed in on a series of reforms that Assembly Majority blocked on the Assembly floor today. The measures would have allowed for greater opportunities to debate legislation, allowed bills to reach the floor regardless of committee opposition, and would have improved communication between members and leadership.

“Unfortunately, Assembly Majoirty’ rejection of the proposed rules reforms today signal they are more interested in party politics than transparency,” said Errigo. “At a time when faith in our state government is at an all-time low, this legislation could have easily enhanced our democratic process. The Majority has made clear it is more concerned with limiting the voices of legislators from the opposite side of the aisle and continuing the tone-deaf culture that dominates Albany politics.”