Cuomo signs the Ex-Lax fish bill

Andrew CuomoSeriously, you read that headline correctly. Among the bills signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday is legislation that would ban the sale of escolar — a fish that causes some cases, uhhh, distressing gastrointestinal effects for diners — by any other name. Because only Casey Seiler can do such a Tale of Actual Legislation justice, from his report earlier in the year: Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee and Sen. Tony Avella are the most recent lawmakers to address the problem of the misbranding of escolar — aka walu or the snake mackerel — a fish that while reputed to be rich and delicious can have a rather, well, unpleasant impact on a certain subset of diners. Read the rest here 09:27