In July 2004 the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School issued a stinging ninety page report on the problems with the New York State Legislature and rated it the least deliberative and most dysfunctional in the nation.
The title of the report was "The New York State Legislative Process: An Evaluation and Blueprint for Reform," by Jeremy M. Creelan and Laura M. Moulton.
Some of the highlights of the report are:
In 2006 and 2008 updates to the original report were issued and these updates found that the same problems still plague the New York State legislature. Lists of the problems and possible solutions are included in both updates.