From NBC 4:
A bill to overhaul hundreds of state authorities is heading toward Governor Paterson's desk but the question is: why hasn't it reached him yet? The bill passed by sizable majorities in both houses of the Legislature. Reliable sources in Albany say the Mayor has weighed in against the legislation, putting pressure on the Governor to veto the bill. City Hall says the Mayor is indeed against the proposed legislation and for good reasons. The bill would set up an independent budget office with powers over the authorities, including the ability to issue subpoenas to compel witnesses to testify. Authorities would have to turn over their financial records to this budget office.
Oh, the humanity!