By Tom Precious
ALBANY -- New York governors, Democrat and Republican alike, have routinely turned to an array of commissions, task forces, study groups and commissions -- some even with the words "blue ribbon'' before them -- to recommend new, old or borrowed ideas on any manner of subject areas.
With word Wednesday that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo was appointing his second tax study commission in 10 months, one member of the Assembly had a simple response: Enough.
"We don't need another commission. We need the governor to sit down with Republicans and Democrats to put together a plan. We don't need more discussions or investigations. We all know what the problems are. We need to fix the problems,'' said Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor, a Dutchess County Republican. "Given the track record of the governor's special commissions, New Yorkers probably don't expect much from this latest PR show. Gov. Cuomo needs to stop saying he is studying tax reform and just get down to cutting taxes."
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