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Hurry Up And Wait
June 23rd, 2011

Bills still haven’t been printed for the “big ugly” so legislators aren’t voting on them which means we could all be in Albany for a very long time. Lobbyists and legislators are running out of clothes, protesters seem to be getting louder (it could be me though) and the overcast skies keep dripping sheets of rain down on all of us. Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos emerged after meeting with Gov. Andrew Cuomo this morning telling reporters that he and his members will finally conference gay marriage to decide when and if to bring same-sex marriage to a vote in the senate. Skelos said he expects it to be a lengthy conference.Same-sex marriage lobbyists are saying that the vote is basically a done deal if it takes place–we will see.

Meanwhile it isn’t clear if all the details are set for the contents of the “big ugly”–that includes issues with rent and mandate relief. Lobbyists and others are saying they expect to be back in Albany early next week.

By on June 23, 2011, 12:24 pm
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