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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Smart Democrats (and Brave Ones Also) In The Assembly (UPDATED)

The following upstate Democrats voted NO on the New York State budget understanding that it is not a good budget for any of the state, much less upstate.

Dennis Gabryszak, D-Cheektowaga
Robin Schimminger, D-Kenmore
Sam Hoyt, D-Buffalo
Bill Parment, D-Jamestown
Joseph Morelle, D-Monroe County
David Koon, D-Monroe County
Joan Christenson, D-Syracuse

And Amy Paulin, D-Scarsdale who voted NO on all but 3 budget bills. 
“We need to scale back and we spent too much money,” Paulin said. “I’m worried about the economy of the future.”

The Buffalo News did a piece today on this topic - read more here


Anonymous said...

I don't see Addie J Russell on there must be she feels it is a good budget for the people of the 118th.

Anonymous said...


Did you read the title of the post -"smart and brave" those attributes exclude Addie Russell.

Anonymous said...

The Buffalo area Assembly Dems care about the future of jobs in there area I see. Good for them. Wish Addie and Darrel had a back bone.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Thanks Darrel for higher National Grid bills, higher feed bill for my farm, and higher permit fees. My farm will soon be closed then Darrel will be one of us. Closed unemployed farmer!!

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