Bloomberg, now, says Cuomo’s bill-propulsion methods are perfectly normal

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has been criticized for using "messages of necessity" to expedite the passage of legislation through the legislature, most recently to move a package of gun control measure into law.

Last Friday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg criticized Governor Andrew Cuomo for passing legislation without giving legislators and the public time to review it.

"Why can't you give it time? Well, the answer is they don't anybody to see it. That's the only explanation," Bloomberg said during his weekly radio appearance on WOR710.

Then, over the weekend, Bloomberg walked back the criticism.

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At the Greek Independence Day parade, Bloomberg told reporters:

"Let me just say one thing: I saw in the press, you guys are trying to make a fight, which doesn’t exist, between me and the governor. Bottom line is I’ve lived through four governors, most of them have used the message of necessity all the time. This guy has used it less than anybody else. I think he’s only used it a couple of times."