Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis speaks at todays press conference held by Minority Leader Brian Kolb and members of the Assembly Minority Conference.
The resignation of Sheldon Silver has removed the biggest obstacle we have had in reforming this institution, said Malliotakis. Now, with a new Speaker, there must be changes to the legislative process. The changes that our conference has proposed will bring real, meaningful reforms to the way the Assembly is run and will enable all members of the Legislature to better serve the 18 million residents we represent. From term limits for Speaker and leadership roles to giving the public access to committee votes, our 17 proposals would bring transparency, accountability, and checks and balances to this institution.