Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner vetoed a small tax increase Wednesday that was approved last week by Common Councilors. In her letter to the city clerk, Miner says her objection is based not only on the extra spending, but also on the process.
She says the Council "sprung" a last minute tax increase on residents inside $6.8 million in budget amendments, with no public dialogue beforehand.
GOP candidate for governor Rob Astorino says his choice for a Lieutenant Governor running mate will be the Chemung County Sheriff, Chris Moss, an avid opponent of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s gun control laws.
Moss, who would be the first African American the state GOP would pick for Lieutenant Governor, is head of the New York State Sheriffs' Association. In an interview with the Elmira Star Gazette, Moss called parts of the gun control laws championed by Cuomo “ludicrous” and a “knee jerk reaction” to the Sandy Hook tragedy.
Onondaga County Comptroller Bob Antonacci says he has what it takes to run for the same office on the state level. He announced today his plans to try and unseat incumbent Democrat Tom DiNapoli. Antonacci is a certified public accountant and an attorney. But he says choosing to use taxpayer dollars to finance his campaign might also set him apart.
Michael Messina-Yauchzy with Move to Amend and Jonah Minkoff-Zern, National Director of Public Citizen's Democracy is for People campaign, were both in Albany Monday lobbying for New York to join the move to overturn the Citizens United Supreme Court decision.
More complaints about pot holes has Mayor Stephanie Miner calling on Syracuse residents to help the city locate and fix them. New efforts and technology by the Department of Public Works are trying to solve a deep problem.