The Democrat and Chronicle reports that Pataki is going to veto a bill that lawmakers had dubbed "budget reform."
The Democrat and Chronicle gives our friend Blair Horner at NYPIRG the last word in analysis on this issue:
Blair Horner of the New York Public Interest Research Group said Monday he figured Pataki would veto the measure. The Legislature's interest institutionally was to create more scrutiny of budgeting on the executive side, which is reflected in the bill. The same cannot be said for opening up the process as it applies to the Senate and Assembly, he said.