Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Speaker to Duffy.....Let's Keep It The Way It Is
Former LG Bob Duffy is a guy who understands upstate NY as a former police chief and a former mayor of Rochester. Mr. Duffy has suggested upstate legislators function more as a regional caucus rather than part of a party caucus dominated by downstate.
Speaker Carl Heastie says no way...Why would he support a notion that dimnishes Democratic power ? Carl Heastie is where he is because he is a Democrat first and foremost.
Mr. Duffy's suggestion will go nowhere except it may remind upstate Dems where their allegiance should be. We have witnessed the opposite on important issues like the SAFE Act to more menial issues like the mimosa law