Whatever the situation is Addie Jenne Russell voted for the floor tax during the budget votes, now in some sort of herculean move she is circulating a petition opposing the measure.
Russell has created a website petition to gain support to repeal a tax that she voted to enact, the so-called floor tax (a form of double taxation if there ever was one) required wine and beer sellers to pay a higher levy on product already in stock and already taxed at the earlier and lower rate.
The double tax drove retailers nuts, both because it was an administrative nightmare, and because it's blatantly unfair! And its driving sales down!
Now Addie is feeling the heat from store owners and is trying to look like a savior. But there's no chance her proposal will pass. So what is she trying to pull? Perhaps the wool over voters' eyes.
BTW-- Darrel voted for it too, and isn't even pretending to have second thoughts.
This is lame Addie, really!
See: Gouverneur Times