99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR TUESDAY, 10/26/10
OWENS QUIZZED ON SPENDING--23rd Congressional District Representative Bill Owens says some directions his Democratic colleagues in Congress are taking are good, some bad. He says health care reform is good, but he is against financial services reform because it would harm small, local banks essential to the economy. he says spending has to be brought under control, but it will never happen until people realize they may not get what they want. For example, Owens says he was approached about supporting funding for ALS research, which he did. But, that same family blasted him on spending increases. Owens says the attitude of 'cut spending, but spend on what I want' has to change--and the country is not ready to have that conversation yet. Owens made those comments in a forum in Wanakena last week to which Republican challenger Matt Doheny was invited, but did not attend.
UNOPPOSED COUNTY LEGISLATOR TACKLES HOT BUTTONS--Fred Morrill, St.Lawrence County District 6 representative told the audience in Wanakena last week he feels sales tax should be raised because, in the wake of onerous unfunded mandates and rising Medicaid costs, the revenue has to be there as the county budget is bare-bones. Morrill says as unfair as it is, a sales tax hike is the least unfair when compared with a property tax hike.
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OUTDOOR WOOD BOILER REGULATIONS TABLED BY STATE ENVIRONMENTAL BOARD, FARM LOBBY CREDITED FOR BLOCK
OSWEGATCHIE TOWN JUSTICE ROBERT MORROW TO RETIRE NOVEMBER 30TH; WILL NOT FIGHT STATE INVESTIGATION
NORWOOD TRUSTEES PASS 'NO SMOKING' LAW FOR ALL VILLAGE PROPERTY
PATRICK REGAN APPOINTED TO SUNY POTSDAM COLLEGE COUNCIL, TERM ENDS 2014
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