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Legislature Reaffirms County Stands on Issues Before the State Legislature

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The Legislature, without dissent, reaffirmed three calls for action on the part of New York State, which had been urged by the County Legislature earlier this year.  Acting on member-filed resolutions advanced by Legislator Mike Sigler, the Legislature approved resolutions reiterating the stand of the Tompkins County Legislature on three pressing issues:  Urging State legislation to establish a third County Court Judge in Tompkins County; opposing the proposed garbage incinerator in the Town of Romulus, Seneca County; and calling for State Insurance Law to be amended to allow public libraries, urban renewal agencies, and certain other quasi-governmental organizations to join a municipal cooperative health benefit plan.

“We have a whole new Senate now,” Legislator Sigler noted, and said it’s important to renew the County’s positions before the new Legislature is seated at the beginning of the year.  Chair Martha Robertson also observed that, based on advice that she had received from State officials earlier, it be seem beneficial to renew the County’s call for a third County Judge while next fiscal year’s Executive Budget is being developed.