On election day, voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure to allow New York’s legislature to go paperless. Advocates hailed the vote as a victory for the environment, saying it would cut down on waste. But the paper industry disagrees with the message being sent.
The passage of proposition 2, which will allow bills sent to the New York legislature to be distributed online, was heralded by the measure’s leading advocate, Assemblyman James Tedisco.
The Capital Region Republican spoke to WAMC on election night, touting the change’s environmental and financial benefits.