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At the Liberty Senior Center on February 1, elected leaders gathered to speak out about proposed funding cuts for municipalities. In the front row, Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther, left, sat with Sen. Jen Metzger.  In the rear were Town of Liberty Supervisor Brian Rourke, left, Village of Liberty Mayor Ron Staback, Town of Callicoon Supervisor Tom Bose, Town of Thomspon Supervisor Bill Rieber and Sullivan County Legislative Chair Luis Alvarez.

Local politicians speak out against Cuomo budget proposal

LIBERTY, NY — At a press conference at the Liberty Senior Center on February 1, all levels of state and local government were represented except for the governor’s office. The topic was Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal to cut about $59 million from a program called Aid and Incentives for Municipalities (AIM).

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Please, sir, may I have some more?

There is a lot of activity involving food programs these days. At the state level, Gov. Andrew Cuomo proudly proclaimed that New York would become the first state with a food pantry or “stigma-free food access” at every school in the State University of New York (SUNY) and the City University of New York (CUNY)  systems.


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