The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle laments the State Legislature's rush to adjourn without considering bills important to the health of upstate New York.
As the Brennan Center has noted before, New York legislators enact a lower percentage of bills into law than all but two other legislatures. This is not because there is vigorous debate on the floor, where bills get voted down. On the contrary, almost every bill that gets to the floor gets approved without debate. It is because it is nearly impossible to get a bill to the floor without leadership's approval.
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