From the Times Union: So many people signed up to speak during public comment Monday — most of them opposed to the bill — that there was not enough time for everyone to be heard. Several students who attended the meeting complained afterward that they had been silenced.
Sadly we kind of have ourselves to blame for this. the far right ideologues know it doesn't take much to get elected in a non-presidential year because so many people stay home. They only have to get a few of the people who vote in those elections to support them to win and that's how get those policies don't reflect the will of the people.