Monthly Archives: March 2012

THE MUNICIPAL “HOME RULE” CHARADE

  The New York State Constitution guarantees local governments certain rights of independence and self-governance.  As State created entities, municipalities are subject to general supervision and direction by the State.  But the State Constitution provides that most details, especially financial … Continue reading

Posted in Allegany County Government, NY State Government | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

EDUCATION CHALLENGES

            In this article I want to address a “non-County” issue that has the potential to significantly impact all of us.  Our public schools are facing a financial crisis created by the proposed State Budget. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

REPORT ON 2012 NYSAC CONFERENCE

Last week seven of your Allegany County Legislators attended the annual New York State Association of Counties (“NYSAC”) Conference in Albany.  This conference provides us an opportunity to discuss issues, ideas, opportunities and problems with our counterparts from across the … Continue reading

Posted in Allegany County Government, NY State Government, Political | Tagged , | 1 Comment