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.
A callous Republican Party
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.
[The letter below was sent to River Reporter columnist and writer Jonathan Fox.]
Thanks for the writing on dogs
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.”
Reclaim New York sounds innocuous; it might be a movement you’d want to support. To some, the name may suggest something that can help improve our lives in upstate NY. Certainly we all want to hear from anyone who can stem corruption and save us money.
Climate change a threat to national security
Climate change is a major threat to our national security. I expressed this recently in letters to both Sen. Pat Toomey and Rep. Tom Marino.
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.
A few questions for the Trump administration
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.