The New York State Legislative Session ends on June 20th. Those who are “in the know” will tell you that in the next 3 weeks we’ll be lucky to get one more piece of major legislation passed. Unfortunately, there are still a lot of good bills sitting in legislative limbo, many of which deserve a vote. The Albany Times Union does a really good job of laying out the issues they would like the legislature to address, several of which are a part of MYD’s 2013 Policy Platform. The Times-Union doesn’t mince words:
Eleven days, senators and members of the Assembly. That’s how much time is left to salvage a legislative session that seems to have been distinguished more by scandal than by accomplishment.
They go on to list their top eight priorities, which include election/campaign finance reform, women’s rights, farm worker rights, medical marijuana, low-level marijuana violations, tax-free zones, GENDA and redistricting.
If you care about any of these issues and you’d like information on upcoming lobbying efforts, contact Kim: [email protected]