ALBANY – NYGOP Chair Ed Cox today released the following statement on the end of the legislative session:
“Democrats had no interest this session in addressing the mass exodus of citizens out of New York thanks to our crippling, anti-business tax and regulatory regime. Instead, in the session’s waning hours, they passed legislation that will only serve one purpose: to tighten their iron-clad grip on power in Albany.
“Moving local elections to even years effectively nationalizes elections in which voters would otherwise focus on local issues – issues which put Democrats’ atrocious mismanagement of this state in the spotlight.
“But when Democrats can’t compete, they cheat – just as we saw with their illegal gerrymander, which they are still pursuing.
“This bill is unconstitutional and will be challenged in court.”