This endless winter has taken a particularly hard hit on roads throughout Long Island. Not only has staying on top of snow and ice removal been a physical and fiscal challenge for local governments but, once snow was cleared, what was left behind were gaping pot holes wreaking havoc on tires and vehicles.
Governor Cuomo’s recent proposal for public campaign financing would cost New York taxpayers $250 million. His proposal would have taxpayers pay for political campaigns including taxpayer-funded attack ads, robo-calls, political mail and political consultants.
In order to pay for publicly funded campaigns, some Albany lawmakers are proposing to raise your taxes and to cut monies set aside for education, road repair and protecting our environment.
Knowing this, I would like your input on the important issue of public financing of campaigns so that I may better represent you in Albany: