Thursday, October 31, 2019

Senator Fred Akshar Comments on New Legislation Allowing Prisoners to Vote Behind Bars

(Binghamton, NY) "Welcome to the “New” New York: Democrat Majority member Sen. Kevin Parker just introduced legislation to allow inmates still serving their time to vote from prison.

It’s a slap in the face to every law-abiding citizen and to every individual who paid their debt to society and earned back their ability to vote.

This proposal is misguided at best and insidious at worst in the way it undermines our election system, but it perfectly illustrates the radical, far-left politics behind New York’s One Party Rule."

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Chairman Datta Statement on PLOT Blocking Community Parade

Statement from Broome County Republican Committee Chairman Bijoy Datta
"The so-called Progressive Leaders of Tomorrow (PLOT) is well known divisive, anti-police fringe group. Yesterday, PLOT formed an illegal blockage at a community parade and four of their members were arrested.
"PLOT has brazenly advocated for residents to NOT call police if they are in danger and appallingly celebrated the recent suicide death of a retired NYPD officer. PLOT was also exposed as being behind false claims levied against police officers responding to an incident at the YWCA last year.
"PLOT's conduct in these matters is disgusting.
"Two Democratic City Council candidates, Aviva Friedman (District 4) and Salka Valerio (District 7), are active and well-documented members of PLOT. Valerio participated in Monday's protests. Democratic City Councilman Dan Livingston has attended PLOT events and supported their efforts. Former Democratic Mayoral and County Executive candidate Tarik Abdelazim is also a PLOT organizer.
"New Broome Democratic Chair Bridget Kane and elected Democratic officials and candidates need to be clear about where they stand. Do these PLOT-associated candidates have the support of the Broome County Democratic Party?"

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Mayor Rich David releases statement on 2020 City of Binghamton Budget Legislation

Republican Mayor Richard C. David released the following statement Thursday, signing into law the 2020 Budget Legislation following its approval from Binghamton City Council:
“The 2020 Budget is a responsible financial plan for the City’s future that includes our largest property tax cut to date and reflects the enduring priorities of this administration. From public safety and infrastructure to community development and flood mitigation, we’re fulfilling our commitments to residents and continuing to turn difficult challenges into significant opportunities.
I thank City Council for their bipartisan support of this budget. It’s a road map for not just delivering essential government services but also tackling the tough challenges residents expect us to take on.”