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About pystew

Retired Teacher, political science geek, village trustee. I lean a little left, but like a good political discussion. My blog, the New NY 23rd (http://newny23rd) is about discussing the issues facing the people of our new congressional district. Let's hear all sides of the issues, not just what the candidates want us to hear.

I’m Entitled…A Deal’s A Deal

Originally posted on The Old Liberal:
Some states, New Jersey and Michigan come to mind, have decided that pensions for teachers and other public employees are too costly. So, they have cut back. Changed the rules. Old people have become…

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Social Security—>You Earned It!

Social Security has been a MINOR topic of discussion during the past few political campaigns.  It is expected to be one of the MAIN topics during the 2016 elections. Social Security Disability Insurance is due to be unable to pay its full benefits to … Continue reading

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Will Counties Support Rep. Reed’s “Property Rights Act” ?

Our congressman, Rep. Tom Reed was the Gas/Oil Industry’s go-to-NY-Rep during the 2014 congressional campaign. They donated $198,750 to get him reelected and continue to support their legislative needs. They gave Rep. Reed more money than all of the other … Continue reading

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A Real Property Rights Question–We Need Ideas

The following was written on our “How To Comment” page. The author is only known as ‘Libby’, and left no contact information. I don’t know if she has a Facebook page or not. Let’s give her some serious ideas on … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed’s Secretive Town Hall Meetings

Rep. Tom Reed April 20 at 11:25am · I am holding a town hall meeting tonight in Chemung County. 6:00 – 7:00 PM, Southport Town Hall, 1139 Pennsylvania Ave, Elmira I hope you will be able to join me to discuss our … Continue reading

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Safe Act, Fracking Ban, and now Common Core

Remember the SAFE Act? In one context it can be seen as the controversial New York State law that unified many Upstaters to protect their rights to own a firearm. Many angry New Yorkers were convinced that the State Government overstepped … Continue reading

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Leslie Danks Burke Declines Run for 23rd Congressional Seat

 According to an April 6, 2015 Corning Leader article, Tompkins County Attorney Leslie Danks Burke was considering campaigning  for our congressional seat in 2016. The following is a Press Release explains that Ms. Danks Burke has decided not  to run. … Continue reading

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