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MMA still in New York legislative hell

Yesterday, MMA in New York took another slow-ass step forward as the Committee of Parks, Tourism, and Sports Development voted to move the related bill forward to the Codes Committee. Again. Yep, that’s right. We’re back where we were last October. Jim Genia explains:

No, you’re not having a flashback. This same bill passed through that committee last year before it got freakin’ ganked in the political pile of spaghetti known as the Albany legislature. So don’t waste time caring just yet that this little piece of joy has moved about two inches. It still has to go through a couple other committees, get voted on by the Assembly as a whole, get voted on by the Senate, get anointed as a knight and go through the twelve-step process of canonization the Vatican requires of all its saints. Also, there are two versions of the State budget floating around that have legalized MMA in it, and though that is a whole other “bag of unresolved disaster”, it could still come that way as well.

Unfortunately, he’s only joking about the knighthood and canonization. And apparently, if the budgets approving MMA go through, it could actually complicate things more than if they didn’t. Why? I don’t fucking know. American government is stupid. The end.