FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Bill O'Reilly, 212-396-9117
ONE QUESTION FOR GEORGE LATIMER: DID YOU READ STATE BUDGET?
White Plains, NY--March 30...Twenty-five-year career politician George Latimer (D-WFP) claimed last week that he skipped out on Governor Cuomo's historic vote to begin reforming New York's unsustainable public employee pension system because he didn't have a chance to read the bill.
Mr. Latimer's remarks were widely scoffed at in Albany, where it was clear that Mr. Latimer snuck out of the Assembly Chamber out of fear of losing the support of public employee union bosses and their lobbyists standing in the hallways during the vote. Yet yesterday, Mr. Latimer voted on a 12,380-page state budget, which begs the question: Did he read that document before voting? And, if so, how does he reconcile his earlier statement?