New York 19th Congressional District candidates John Faso and Antonio Delgado largely stuck to the script in Monday night’s debate at the Woodstock Playhouse, delivering well-rehearsed answers to frequently asked questions. But both candidates delivered a few curveballs, with the incumbent Faso accusing Democrats of a “mob mentality” and Delgado declaring that he would reject the endorsement of the House’s top Democrat, former (and maybe future) Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
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“Congressman John Faso of New York has worked hard and smart,” tweeted the president. “Strong on Crime, Borders and our 2nd Amendment, John is respected by all. Vote for John. He has my complete and total Endorsement!”
With two weeks until Election Day, the race in New York’s 19th Congressional District is a dead heat.
The two candidates for this swing congressional district have different visions for the healthcare system. Faso, who voted for the Republican repeal bill last year, supports some changes to what he sees as an essentially well functioning private insurance market, while Delgado favors a public option, which would let Americans buy into a government-run insurance program.
Those in opposition fear ill health effects from increased electromagnetic radiation.
The state says that NYC-owned Ashokan Reservoir, which makes up most of the town’s taxable property, is undervalued to the tune of $81 million. Town officials are concerned about a lawsuit.
Judges advocated for more clerk hours and the Woodstock Town Board discussed a rising trend in noise complaints during four hours of budget discussions on October 9.
County Executive Mike Hein outlined his vision of lean government and a commitment to progressive goals when he unveiled his proposed 2019 budget last week.
Two recent county-level initiatives, a law that would ban the use of plastic bags by grocery stores and retailers and a law limiting the terms for county elected officials, were talked about at length by county residents at a public hearing in the legislative chambers on the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 9.
On October 1, the Shandaken town board approved a preliminary 2019 budget that will entail exceeding the state-imposed tax cap for the second year in a row, due primarily to salary increases and projected hikes in health care and retirement costs.