Secondly, I fought against the county executive's proposal to close Carpenters Brook Fish Hatchery, and this is not the first time I had to fight to keep the hatchery open. I have never supported a proposal to close the hatchery, and remain a "friend of Carpenter's Brook."
Lastly, during the recent county budget process, 12 suburban legislators worked many days, nights and weekend hours to reduce the county tax burden on all county towns, including Elbridge. Our adjustments would have put Elbridge county taxes close to where they were before the new sales tax compromise. A two-thirds majority of 13 was needed to override the executive vetoes. We repeatedly fell one vote short, resulting in property tax increases in some towns.
I will continue to work hard for reductions in county spending, smaller government, as well as fair and equitable county services to our taxpayers.