To The Editor:
“Albany Adrift” (Editorial — June 18). Albany has gone to the dogs! The State Legislature under the leadership of Republican State Senate majority leader John Flanagan and Democratic State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie passed and Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation allowing dog owners to have their pets join them to dine alfresco, outside of local restaurants. They also had time to pass several hundred other bills within hours with no time for either debate or actually reading the content contained in the details. Yet both the Governor and State Legislature could not solve the issue of finding funding to resolve the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s $14.1 billion shortfall in the proposed MTA $32 billion 2015 – 2019 Five Year Capital Plan. It is time for voters to put both members of the State Legislature and Governor Cuomo on a leash! Tie them to their chairs in the legislative chamber, feed them dog food, no bathroom runs and make them sit and stay until they deal with real issues of the day.