Take a moment to absorb the headline above. I’ve been involved in and around politics for a long time, but the new early voting arrangement has a rather strange feeling to it. Then again, we are just catching up with the other 38 states plus the District of Columbia that have already had the process in place. Continue reading
Last week’s post concerned options for changes in medical insurance in the United States. It was noted that the Republican Party, led by Donald Trump, has been working to eliminate coverage for millions of Americans while also eliminating consumer protection on such things as denial of coverage for pre-existing medical conditions. Republican candidates for Congress in NY27 have been tripping over themselves to indicate which one is the most committed and best supporter of Trump. So last week’s post asked where they stand on health insurance coverage. Don’t hold your breath waiting to hear their responses.
International developments over the past two weeks pose another series of questions for those Republican candidates. Voters in NY27 deserve to know where the would-be members of Congress stand on issues of major consequences. Continue reading
As we prepare to watch the next debate of the Democratic presidential candidates, it is likely that we will see more back and forth about the type of comprehensive health care coverage that should be put in place. Options on the table include Medicare-for-all; Medicare-for-all who want it; and the restoration and strengthening of some of the key features of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka, Obamacare. Continue reading
Chris Collins is now a former congressman. Before that he was a former county executive. At least when he became a former county executive all he needed to worry about was setting up his new home in Florida. His next home won’t be quite as nice.
Collins was Erie County Executive from 2008 through 2011. He sold himself as the businessman who would run the county right, and after the Giambra administration years in County Hall, the voters bought that argument. Continue reading
So Election Day, November 5th, is just thirty-five days away. Well, actually, Election Day is only twenty-five days away. Early voting is coming to a voting booth near you on Saturday, October 26th for a nine day run.
There will be 37 sites available in Erie County for early voting in 2019. Here is the Board of Elections’ explanation of the process. The location of the 37 sites can be accessed at the end of the following BOE note. Continue reading