Gov. Cuomo has been claiming for years that he’s changing the “culture” in Albany. Sorry, gov: The news leaking out about the end-of-session “Big Ugly” package of bills says otherwise.

Indeed, the lack of change was blatant. Albany rammed through more bills in 24 hours than in all of January and February combined. During the whole session prior to the final days, the two houses had OK’d less than 200 bills. By the end, they’d passed 554.

And most bills were hammered out behind closed doors, without public scrutiny. The ethics bill passed in the dark of night.

Michael Benjamin