By MICHAEL GORMLEY
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is
already haunted by his campaign promise to conduct the most transparent
administration in history, a claim good-government groups and observers
say has fallen far short.
Now he says even legislative bills get in the way of legislating in Albany.
Last week's comment was an extraordinary admission of strategy.
To some, it showed Albany was sinking far deeper
into the secretive government and closed-door dealing that protects
politicians while keeping New Yorkers in the dark until a bill is law.
For Cuomo, it's the way to get the biggest things
done, like the rushed, closed-door process for 2 of his biggest
measures, legalization of gay marriage in 2011 and a sweeping gun
control law this year.
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