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- As Towns Say No, Signs of Rising Resistance to Smart Meters - New York Times
- Setting up a tea-party - Deccan Chronicle
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Assembly Republicans have named their full list of committee assignments for its conference, which has swelled to 50 members after election-year gains.
As expected, Brian Kolb, R-Canandaigua, (center) is the minority leader; second-in-command is James Conte (right)of Staten Island as Republican leader pro tem; and Marc Molinaro of Tivoli, Dutchess County, is assistant minority leader pro tem.
The posts come with stipends, which range from $34,500 for Kolb to $9,000 for ranking membership on Assembly committees. Lawmakers receive base pay of $79,500.
County Lawmaker Weaver Will Oppose Quinlan’s Plan To Become County Legislator
Steuben County Lawmaker Randy Weaver has sent an email to all Steuben County Legislators, asking them to vote against Tim Quinlan. Quinlan has been nominated by the Corning Republican Committee to become a county legislator in Steuben County, to succeed Phil Palmesano, who has become a member of the New York State Assembly.
It’s no secret that Quinlan and Weaver have a history. It was Tim Quinlan who filed an objection to Randy Weaver’s political petition to become a candidate for New York State Assembly, to run for the Baccalles seat. The New York State Board of Elections ruled in favor of Quinlan’s petition objection, and Weaver was removed from the ballot as a Democrat. Afterwards, Weaver ran an unsuccessful write-in campaign.
Below is a copy of the email Weaver has sent to the Steuben County Legislature:
Dear Fellow Legislators:
After reading the Corning Leader, they are correct. I plan on voting No for Mr. Quinlan as the Corning replacement of Mr. Palmesano. I am asking the few brave out there to join me. He is the type of nominee who has given all Politicians (I use the term loosely) a bad name. We do not need the type of divisiveness that he will bring to the chamber. I hope that a few of you will have the ability stand up to your party machine to do what is in the best interest of the County of Steuben and not reward the negativity within your own party.
Republican County legislator Dan Farrand says that Weaver is only objecting because of Quinlan’s petition objections, and Farrand says that is not good enough reason to deny Quinlan that seat.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made a property tax cap a centerpiece of his agenda, but the controversial measure continues to face questions in the Democratic-led Assembly, where members are voicing concern over its impact on schools and local governments.
The debate over Cuomo’s proposal to limit the growth in property taxes to 2 percent a year comes as he is pushing hard for the cap early in his administration, saying that New Yorkers can no longer deal with taxes that are among the highest in the nation.
The measure has wide support in the Republican-controlled Senate, which under the GOP and Democratic control has passed a 4 percent tax cap several times in recent years. But it faces a more uncertain fate in the Assembly, which is heavily supported by teacher unions that oppose the cap.
Some Assembly members said that a hard cap would be crippling to schools, which account for about 60 percent of a homeowner’s property tax bill. Schools and local governments say they would be unable to abide by Cuomo’s cap — which would be 2 percent a year or the rate of inflation, whichever is lower — without significant mandate relief from the state, such as lower pension and health care costs.