After slashing more than $1.7 billion in proposed legislation before my Assembly Ways and Means Committee, I was infuriated to pick up The Times (June 26) and read the headline: "Assembly Panel Goes on 2-Hour Spending Spree."
In those two hours we approved about $160 million in legislation--less than 10% of the amount sought by various legislators. Now think about it--how does "Assembly Panel Goes on $1.7-Billion Slashing Spree" sound? Catchy and accurate.
Picky? Maybe. But a magnifying glass has two sides.
I wish you well.