Two weeks ago, as the Democratic Conference prepared an end-of-session push to pass vital legislation before the State Senate commences, the GOP was also busy at work -- plotting an illegal coup in an attempt to overthrow the State Senate.
They have refused to acknowledge that the current 31-31 split in our chamber requires compromise, and are intent on trying to seize power they are not entitled to, even if it means holding the residents of New York State hostage.
Monday, the Elections Committee held the first of two hearings this month dedicated to soliciting public comment on a number of proposals to update and reform the state’s poll site accessibility and absentee ballot laws, and poll site operations. The May hearings in Albany (May 11) and Syracuse (May 14) are the second set in a series of five that will continue in June, September and November. Future topics include: campaign finance reform; Board of Elections oversight; additional election reform laws; and oversight of the November elections.