Senator Lavalle Comments on Veto of Schwenk Memorial Nature Preserve Legislation

Kenneth P. LaValle

July 21, 2010

“I am extremely frustrated that the Governor vetoed legislation I sponsored in the Senate to create the Edwin (Buzz) M. Schwenk Memorial Preserve.  Buzz Schwenk’s was a staple of East End politics and truly deserving of praise.  The dedication of this preserve would have ensured that Buzz’s legacy long endured the passage of time.  I have to believe this was a communication error within the Governor’s administration.  I plan to review the reasons for the Governor’s veto and will continue to pursue this initiative.