Author Archives: pystew

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.

Ode To (Rep) Reed

The following song was sung to Rep. Reed and members of the audience at the Big Flats Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, May 26. For a MUST SEE Video of the singing of the song , along with Rep. Reed’s quick … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed in Big Flats Tonight!

This article was written by Leslie Danks Burke of Ithaca. She  is an attorney, and sits on the Agriculture subcommittee of the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council. Many upstate farmers know that New York’s fracking ban protects agricultural livelihood. … Continue reading

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NYS Tax Cap and Public Schools

New York State presently limits the amount a local government (County, City, Town, Village, Special District, Public School, and Public Library)  can raise the Tax Levy between two budgets. The limit is known as  the “2 Percent Tax Cap.” If … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed Pats Himself On The Back as Yates County Remembers the Flood.

This week marks the anniversary of the flood in Yates County. Most houses and businesses that were affected by the waters have been repaired.  The Village is still working with FEMA on municipal losses;  everything is not back to the … Continue reading

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Government Works Best When Public Gets Involved

The following Editorial was published in the Finger Lakes Times (Geneva) on Sunday, May 10. Although the details are about events in or  near Geneva, the messages universal. We publish it on the blog with permission of Managing Editor Mike … Continue reading

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The Financial Impact of Social Security on the NY 23rd Congressional District!

The following Table shows the amount of Social Security benefits paid to residents of the NY 23rd Congressional District in December, 2013. Please note: 1) The money paid for Social Security benefits is not a handout. Workers and their employers pay … Continue reading

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NY 23rd Residents Receiving Social Security Benefits by Counties

The following tables show Social Security data for the NY 23rd Congressional District as of December, 2013. At that time there were 178,385 NY 23rd-ers receiving Social Security benefits. The first table indicates how many residents were receiving each benefit by … Continue reading

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