Some voters think it's futile to e-mail or speak to elected officials about Mandate Relief, that NYS government is an immoveable, irresistable force, impossible to change. As Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy shows, they are wrong:
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Nov. 16, 2011 – “Duffy acknowledged mandate relief will take time because the programs are tedious to unravel and that some 'have been in place for years.' One thing is certain – the state will not assume the counties’ cost of Medicaid, although there has been an unceasing call for relief from New York’s most expensive mandate.”
AFTER Feb. 24, 2012
Feb. 24, 2012- “'The governor has proposed taking over all of medicaid which is a huge savings for counties around the state,' Duffy said.”
The best time to plant a tree and write your legislators was 20 years ago. The next best time is today. E-mail as many NYS Senators and Assemblymen as you can, and tell them you want mandate relief now. Thanks to the NYS Association of Counties, it's easy -just…click…HERE
E-mail them today. E-mail them early. E-mail them often. Repetition helps. And don't limit yourself to your Senator and Assemblyman. Every NYS Senator and Assemblyman has a vote on the NYS mandate spending inserted into our county, town, and school budgets by the Legislature.