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New York legislature approves measure to reduce paper consumption, goes to state voters in June, IP lobbies against it [New York Times]

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New York legislature approves measure to reduce paper consumption, goes to state voters in June, IP lobbies against it [New York Times]

August 12, 2013 - 10:30

ALBANY, NY, Aug. 12, 2013 (New York Times) -In the waning days of the legislative session this year, document clerks piled a metal cart and hand truck high with sheaves of paper and wheeled them into the Senate and Assembly chambers. Bill after bill was stashed under desks, where each remained, occasionally kicked but seldom read.

The scene is a ritual at the New York State Capitol, which is awash in paper. Even though legislators are enacting fewer laws, they are printing up a storm - 19 million pages every two years, including the full text of all bills, published in type so small, and language so dense, that few could read or understand them.

The New York Times - Albany, Long Buried in Paper, Resolves to Save a Small Forest

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