Krueger-Ortiz bill would create a nonpartisan Legislative Budget Office

Originally published in The Legislative Gazette on February 28, 2019.

“We are pleased to see the Senate Ethics Committee led by Senator Biaggi taking up important bills to help change the culture of secrecy in Albany. How the state spends taxpayer money is a nonpartisan issue,” said Susan Lerner, executive director of Common Cause/NY. “An independent legislative budget office will ground Albany’s historically opaque budget process in actual facts that the public can trust.”