There was some activity at the Capitol this week, so I thought I might give you and update about what did (or didn’t) happen as well as some election information.
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1,479. Does anyone know the significance of that number? No, it’s not a new calculation on the debt burden we all carry for the state. Nor is it a potential new tax we may have to cover in 2011. It is the total number of votes that currently has the control of the New York State Senate up for grabs.
For Unshackle Upstate, the 2010 elections were just the first leg of a distance race aimed at lowering taxes, reducing state spending and ending dysfunction in the New York State Legislature.
In just 11 days, on November 2nd, 212 candidates, both new and old, will be elected to the New York State legislature, 62 members to the Senate and 150 members to the Assembly. These legislative races could possibly make or break our state. It is important that you know who represents you and what THEY truly represent. It’s time to GOTV – Get Out the Vote!
A late state budget is better than a bad one, but Unshackle Upstate worries we might get both. Let’s work the lateness to our favor: You still have a chance to voice your concerns about the budget and make sure our elected officials hear them.
Unshackle Upstate agrees with our NYS elected officials that something must be done to lower property taxes. But we differ greatly on the solution – and think their ideas fall way short.
You remember the jingle… “I’m just a bill, yes I’m only a bill. And I’m sitting here on Capital Hill…” It explained that a bill is drafted and then referred to a committee. Committee members debate, receive public input, consider amendments and if the bill receives enough votes to pass the committee, it goes to the full chamber for all members to consider. The cartoon pointed out that democracy is founded upon elected representatives openly introducing, debating, and amending legislation, and seriously considering input from the public and experts.