Letter: Nothing has changed with Albany politics

Gov. Kathy Hochul
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To the Editor,

Gov. Kathy Hochul recently filled 19 vacant judgeships which had been vacant for months. Her nominees were notified two days in advance. State senators were notified one day before being asked to vote.

Rather than voting on each nominee individually based upon qualifications, all 19 were combined under one vote. There was no time allocated for any hearings or review of nominees’ credentials.

Hochul and state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins promised honest, open, transparent and above board government. Just like their predecessors, it is business as usual with the Albany Democratic clubhouse machine. Nothing has changed, except that the “three men in the room” is now two woman plus Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie.

Larry Penner

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