NNY's Democratic Team is vowing to fight their own Governor's recommendation to close a prison in Ogdensburg. Senator Aubertine and Assemblywoman Russell are getting a dose of angst from the locals, but fact is if there is going to be cutting, something somewhere has to actually get cut....In the Governor's budget, the Maple City drew the short straw, leaving local Dems with some splainin' to do.
This is the flipside of years of dotting upstate communities with prisons as a means of compensating the locals for living in a state where doing business is an exercise in self-flagellation.
As I have posted already, here's a loophole in the law that could give these lawmakers revenue. Stop the practice that allows IDA's to cancel out state sales tax to anyone who asks.....
Watertown Daily Times | Prison backers rally for support