Primary Day is approaching but there will be fewer contests than originally thought. There are some other things to think about. Here are some facts, observations and heard-on-the-streets: Continue reading
The year 2019 really seems like a strange one in local politics. The state Election Law changes, which shifted the political calendar, seem to make everything a bit off kilter.
A June primary schedule is not new in New York. Such was the case for many years until the early 1970’s, when Albany changed things to set up a September primary. That, of course, means that practically no one involved in local politics today has any history about the rhythm of what an early summer primary means. Continue reading
Far be it for Donald Trump to pass up an opportunity to make another mess for the political party that he now dominates. So he decides to promise the greatest of all health care plans.
He even named the three senators who he said will lead the charge in repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. Problem is, they all seem to be busy with other more important things – like watching grass grow. Continue reading
As candidates and parties file their 2019 nominating petitions, here are some facts, observations and heard-on-the-streets for the first week of April 2019: Continue reading
Finding time in their busy legislative calendars, highlighted recently by consideration of the “Feline (Cat) Adoption Promotion Act of 2019,” the Erie County Legislature recently received a presentation concerning the status of Erie Community College. The felines (cats) look like they will be getting some serious attention from the Legislature. The Kats (the ECC mascot) or the taxpayers who help fund their education – not so much. Continue reading