Anyone who lives in this region likely knows one or two people or more who have been infected with Lyme disease from a tick bite. That used to be a rare occurrence in Sullivan County in New York, and Wayne and Pike counties in Pennsylvania.
As members of the Liberty town board were debating the merits of a one-year moratorium on new summer camps in the town, one of their number, Vincent McPhillps, said the he could not support a moratorium because he was not “prejudiced,” and a vote in favor would make him appear to be “prejudiced.”
Congressman John Faso is promoting and defending the Property Tax Reduction Act (PTRA), which will eliminate New York State’s ability to force counties to pay for a portion of Medicaid costs.
Most people with any interest in the topic are aware that to lure a new business to a municipality, officials often need to offer incentives such as tax breaks. It’s a reality across the country.
The Town of Liberty is considering a one-year moratorium on the establishment of new summer camps in the town. This is a legal and appropriate process which is often used by municipalities across the state in the process of updating local zoning codes.
After Republicans in the House failed to pass the American Health Care Act (ACHA aka Trumpcare), Congressman John Faso issued a statement that said, in part, “Since the start of this process, I have said that we must keep what works in the current healthcare system and fix what doesn’t.”
One of the more incredible moments in the history of smoking and tobacco use in the United States came in 1994. That’s when Rep. Henry Waxman held congressional hearings on smoking, and the leaders of seven of the largest tobacco companies were asked if they believed nicotine was addictive.
Congressman John Faso has not publicly committed to voting for the American Health Care Act, which has been put forward by House Republicans in Washington, DC as the replacement for Affordable Care Act, but he is clearly leaning in that direction.
Sullivan County Legislator Catherine Owens is a supporter of a constitutional convention, and she used her position as chair of the Government Services Committee to remind her colleagues and others in attendance that New York State voters will have the opportunity to vote for such a convention on November 7.
The calls across the country for elected members of Congress to hold town hall meetings have spread across the country, and the congressman for the New York 19th Congressional District, John Faso, as was noted in this space two weeks ago, has joined many of his colleagues in refusing to hold a town meeting.