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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.

Leslie Danks Burke Announces Fund Raising information

Leslie Danks Burke, New York State Senate Democratic Candidate for the 58th District (Chemung, Schulyer, Steuben, Yates and part of Tompkins Counties), has announced that she has raised $213,929 in this filing period, making her total $385,894. She also announced: She … Continue reading

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Plumb Comments on Reed, RNC & DC’s Broken System

The following is a press release from the John Plumb for Congress campaign. Reed has supported a $2,000 tax increase that would crush middle class families to pay for tax cuts for millionaires Jamestown, N.Y. – Congressman Tom Reed’s attendance at … Continue reading

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Upstate Infrastructure Improvement

A Corning Leader article posted on July 18 reported  Rep. Tom Reed’s opinion on the Republican National Convention, which he is attending. Basically he remain optimistic  that the party would unite and face the important issues facing America today. He also echoed … Continue reading

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Leslie Danks Burke Update

Leslie Danks Burke announced that she has filed her State Senate petitions to be on the November 8 ballot it represent the 58th Senatorial District (Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben Yates and part of Tompkins Counties). LDB has filed petitions to be … Continue reading

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Political Commercials

One issue that all of us will probably agree about is that television political advertisements are important to get a candidate elected. Television ads are quite expensive. The cost is determined partly on the size of the market, and partly … Continue reading

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Domestic Violence and the 2nd Amendment

All Supreme Courts decisions are important, but some decisions seem to be more newsworthy than others. Recent decisions on Abortion Rights, Immigration, Government Bribery, Affirmative Action and Semi-Automatic Weapons received a good amount of the news/air time. You may have not … Continue reading

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A Plan for Gun Violence Prevention

The article by Cath Kestler, an OFA (Organizing For Action) activist and resident of Silver Creek, has also been published in the Dunkirk Observer. ************ ‘My biggest frustration so far is the fact that this society has not been willing to take … Continue reading

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