Legislator Sweeney is just the best, didn't think I would ever say that about a Conservative but during his time on the legislature, Sweeney has proven time and time again that he gets it. It's a shame he is choosing not to run for reelection but after you read what he has to go through with the County Republican party who can blame him???
Read Legislator Sweeney's latest blog by clicking this link
Here is an excerpt:
For the past several days, I have been contemplating leaving the Republican Caucus and forming a new Caucus with the idea of increasing transparency. In my past year of service, I've noticed that the Legislature is basically a "rubber stamp Legislature", meaning there is no real discussion about much--everything just passes.
I've also found that there is very little difference between the two Caucuses, which is why most votes pass unanimously, with maybe a handful of dissenters on occasion.Recently, I was very strongly urged to NOT fight for the tax cut that I fought for. That person has to understand that I am at the service of the people of Ulster County... the taxpayers, NOT the caucus.