Category Archives: Legislature

26 Feb
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It’s time for substantive work within the Chemung County Legislature

I decided to run for the Chemung County Legislature in order to use my background and experience to try to make a difference for our community. Running in 2018 when many great economic development projects were beginning to take shape ...

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03 Jan
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Looking ahead to a new year in the Chemung County Legislature

2019 was an interesting year for Chemung County government. With new people serving in scores of critical roles – including County Executive, Deputy County Executive, County Treasurer, County Attorney, Legislative Attorney, Sheriff, Industrial Development Agency Director, IT Director, Aviation Director, ...

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08 Dec
1

Proposed Local Law to prohibit private discussions of public business

Three members of the Chemung County Legislators – Bill McCarthy, Bob Briggs, and I – submitted a law to the legislative chairperson that would prohibit the private discussion of public business when a quorum (majority) of the Chemung County Legislature ...

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03 Dec
4

Transparency in the Chemung County Legislature? We can do much better.

If Webster’s Dictionary had identified a “Word of the Year” for Chemung County in 2018, it undoubtedly would have been “transparency.” With contested races for county executive and nearly all legislative seats, many candidates sought to distinguish themselves by talking ...

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08 Nov
1

2020 Budget Process Underway

This morning County Executive Chris Moss gave a presentation to local government officials, business leaders and the media highlighting certain aspects of his proposed 2020 budget. Moss’ presentation kicked off the budget season in Chemung County, an important undertaking that ...

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16 Oct
0

Legislature passes important measures to help veterans & municipalities, promote safety and provide additional fiscal oversight.

The Chemung County Legislature passed four important resolutions when it met on October 16, 2019. Notably, all four of these resolutions were initiated by the Legislature, a healthy step toward making this branch a more proactive partner in local government. ...

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01 Oct
3

Judge dismisses both lawsuits filed by Chemung County Executive Moss against Legislature

Late in the day on Monday, September 30, 2019, Judge Eugene Faughnan, a 6th Judicial District Supreme Court Judge from Binghamton, issued a 19 page decision in which he dismissed both lawsuits filed by County Executive Moss and County Attorney ...

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30 Jul
0

City-County Committee completes report, announces presentation date

On February 11, 2019, the Chemung County Legislature unanimously passed a resolution allowing Chemung County Executive Christopher Moss to form a temporary committee to identify ways the county and city can work together to assist the city with studying possible ...

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23 Jul
4

Update: Legislative Salaries, Prevailing Wage and the City-County Committee

Legislative Salaries The Chemung County Legislature’s ad hoc Compensation & Benefits Committee held its initial meeting last night. The Committee is comprised of five legislators including John Pastrick, Mike Smith, Rodney Strange, Bill McCarthy and myself. Together we are charged ...

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18 Jul
0

Oral argument in Moss v. Legislature to be heard on July 19th

Judge Eugene Faughnan of Binghamton will hear oral arguments tomorrow in the two lawsuits filed by County Executive Chris Moss and County Attorney Hyder Hussain against the Chemung County Legislature, its lawyer Bryan Maggs and former legislative clerk Linda Palmer. ...

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