There will be no compromise agreements this year on proposals to toughen penalties for bias-related crimes, ban assault weapons and impose life imprisonment without parole for murderers, the Legislature's top Republican said Monday.
"Clearly, we're philosophically apart and we're not going to get together" on those issues, said state Senate Majority Leader Ralph Marino, R-Muttontown.
All three issues were near the top of Democratic Gov. Cuomo's agenda for this year. But Marino's declaration put those items on the scrap heap for another legislative session.