Steve McLaughlin en Update: Assemblyman apologizes after “Hitler would be proud (of Cuomo)” remark <p>Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin, who represents parts of Albany, Columbia, Greene and Rensselaer Counties, made the controversial remarks while answering a question about comments that Cuomo acted like a dictator when he expedited the passage of a sweeping package of gun control policy last month using a “message of necessity.”</p><p>“When you throw a bill at us in 20 minutes, and we’re told basically to shut up and vote, if that’s not dictatorial, I don’t know what is,” McLaughlin said.</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 21:04:50 +0000 57244 at Update: Assemblyman apologizes after “Hitler would be proud (of Cuomo)” remark New York State Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin <p>Republican New York State Assemblyman Steven McLaughlin claimed victory on election night, but his opponent, Democratic challenger Cheryl Roberts did not concede right away,&nbsp; waiting for absentee ballots to be counted. Roberts has now admitted defeat, and McLaughlin says he is ready for a new two year term representing New York’s 107th Assembly District which includes Washington, Rensselaer and Columbia Counties. Speaking with WAMC’s Brian Shields, he says recent events have changed the agenda for January.</p><p></p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 17:45:00 +0000 Brian Shields 52060 at