Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush says he was not one of those who visited the Governor's mansion to hear about the budget.
Mr. B. said the minority lawmakers were not invited.
In an exclusive interview this evening at Pete's, the Assemblyman told me he wants Governor Cuomo to put the hammer down.
"The Governor has been speaking in general terms of late, but he has been on target about cutting spending...Actually I like his idea about consolidating agencies in Albany," the Assemblyman opined.
"If he is going to cut prisons, then he ought to cut them across the state, not just north of the Thruway," he said.
Mr. Blankenbush goes back to the capital on Monday, in time for Mr. Cuomo's budget message on Tuesday.