Don't believe the hype about a "nuclear option" that will shut down the state and prevent you from buying a Lotto ticket. The budget extender....the eleventh one since April 1st will pass today.
And there continues to be talk of a permanent budget by week's end..The latest to say that was Assemblywoman Addie Russell.....
Like most taxpayers and small business owners , I am forced only to be concerned with the handful of issues that directly affect me....That would be the soda tax....higher cigarette taxes.....the wine in supermarkets bill, which includes things that affect on-premise licensees, and the proposal to eliminate the one hour siesta in Quick Draw sales from 3pm to 4pm.
Most of you don't care about any of those items and that is the plan....There will be no uprising against incumbents based on these few parochial issues......I am sure all of you have a handful of pet issues important to you but not to the rest of us.
While I personally cannot support those who across the board vote against me and my business.....and some other business people feel the same way, such rage against the machine is not enought to defeat anyone, unless it were a very marginal seat. There are a couple of them in the state, one is said to be nearby.....Certainly none of this affects the prospects of Andrew Cuomo for governor or the continued reign of Sheldon Silver as Speaker.
I recently ask a lawmaker about the lottery hours of operation issue, which does produce only a modest revenue increase. I was told 'what's the big deal...it's only an hour.'
And I say to that."what's the big deal, I am just one vote."
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