ASSEMBLYMAN STEVE McLAUGHLIN (R,C,I-Melrose)
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Assemblyman McLaughlin’s statement**
In politics, too often people are unwilling to admit their mistakes. Today, in the heat of the moment, I let my passion overcome me and made an insensitive remark that has overshadowed a serious matter regarding democracy in New YorkState. I used a poor analogy and have called Governor Cuomo to apologize.
When Governor Cuomo ran for office, he promised that New York would have the most open and transparent government in the nation. While we’ve made great progress on a number of critical issues over the past two years, far too many bills have been rammed through in the dark of night before New Yorkers had a chance to make their voice heard. We can and we must do better, for all New Yorkers.
Issues like gun control, pension reform and criminal tracking are too important to confront without letting New York’s families have their say. That’s why the NYS Government Transparency Act is so critical; because we must bring a stop to the governor’s pattern of taking the people’s voice out of state government. New Yorkers deserve better.
Assemblyman McLaughlin represents the 107th district, which consists of parts of Rensselaer, Columbia and Washington counties. For more information, please visit Assemblyman McLaughlin’s official website.