We were saddened to learn this morning that Jay Gallagher, veteran of the Capitol Press Corps in Albany, passed away last night after a difficult struggle with pancreatic cancer. Right up until the end, Jay continued to serve our state by asking lawmakers tough questions and opening state government to the people. Throughout his illness, Jay continued to share his incisive commentary on state politics through a League of Women Voters blog, and less than three weeks ago, Jay served as the voice of voters and good government advocates at Albany on the Record.
Jay’s love of New York was evident in everything that he did, and over his 25 years of covering state government, he made our state better in ways both large and small. He will be missed. To read the moving eulogy released by Jay’s daughters this morning, click here.