Last week a $175.5 billion spending bill was passed.
Some lawmakers believe that bill, which was packed with a number of consequential pieces of legislation – is proposed that way intentionally by the majority.
“This legislation simply wouldn’t pass in a traditional, up-and-down vote,” explained New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua). That said, it passed, and now taxpayers will have to live with the consequences.
While recreational marijuana was not legalized – several other key provisions were included.
Leader Kolb was in-studio this week discussing the budget outcome, and how it will impact residents of the Finger Lakes and Upstate New York as a whole.
Watch his conversation with FingerLakes1.com News Director Josh Durso, or listen to the podcast on your favorite app – like Spotify or Apple Podcasts – by visiting anchor.fm/sunday-conversation.