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NYSAC LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE – 2017 REPORT

From January 29th through February 2nd seven County Legislators and several County Officials were in Albany to attend this year’s NYSAC Legislative Conference. Those attending included Legislators Curt Crandall, David Decker, Dwight Fanton, Judy Hopkins, Kevin LaForge, Debra Root, and … Continue reading

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NASTY DOUBLE STANDARD – NYS “TAX CAP” HYPOCRISY

In 2013 the State imposed a “Tax Cap” on Allegany County (and all other NYS municipalities). At the time Governor Cuomo declared that local governments must learn to “live within their means.’ The Governor’s comments represent extreme hypocrisy. Most local … Continue reading

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2016 NEW YORK STATE BUDGET SHENANIGANS

New York State government is almost totally dysfunctional. This is clearly demonstrated by the 2016 State Budget that was adopted on April 1st. For example, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued “messages of necessity” (to get around pre-filing deadlines) to allow the … Continue reading

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THE BETRAYAL OF THE MIDDLE CLASS

  Like most of you, I have been following the very entertaining, but increasingly frustrating presidential campaign for both the Republican and Democratic Party nominations. It is apparent that many middle class Americans are very dissatisfied with the status quo, … Continue reading

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BASIC ECONOMIC REALITY

Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his 2016 “State of the State” Address earlier this month. Much of it was exactly what was expected. However, he made several specific proposals that could have devastating consequences for individuals, businesses, taxpayers and local governments … Continue reading

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