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December 09, 2016
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Sullivan legislators mark arrests; New direction for county announced

Legislators Kitty Vetter, left, Cindy Gieger, Cora Edwards and Gene Benson hold a press conference outside the Travis Building in Liberty, which houses the Department of Family Services, regarding recent arrests.
TRR photo by Fritz Mayer

Legislator Cora Edwards said Sullivan County is in a transition period. She said, “We’re transitioning from being a benefits destination to being a resort destination, as it should be. And we only have a short amount of time to make this transition and to be able to train people for good paying jobs and a diversified economy.”

Legislators Kitty Vetter and Gene Benson also lent their support to the effort to bring reforms to DFS. Gieger said the reforms also had the support of Legislator Alan Sorensen. With the apparent support from at least five of the nine legislators, Gieger’s reforms have a good chance of being adopted.