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The Absurdity Of ‘Universal’ Background Checks

April 14, 2013 Those who favor “universal” background checks on gun buyers make some ridiculous arguments. more »»

Equal Pay Act Celebrates 50th Anniversary

April 7, 2013 This Tuesday marks Pay Equity Day for the calendar year 2012. It is the day women’s average pay for the year 2012 catches up with men’s average pay. more »»

For All The Postal Service Bashers

March 17, 2013 The recent editorial in The Post-Journal bashing the Postal Service also comes as no surprise. What these bashers don’t seem to know or don’t want the public to know are the real fact. more »»

Not Bigger Farms, Gov. Cuomo, More Farms

March 17, 2013 The economy of Upstate New York has been in decline and serial malaise for several decades. This has been the economic bane and supposed obsession of several previous governors’ administrations. more »»

Logic, Common Sense Will Provide Real Solutions

March 10, 2013 As I sit reading The P-J with cable news on in the background this early Friday morning, it’s being reported that authorities continue the search for former LA police officer Christopher Dorner. more »»

Data Backs Rothner Purchase

February 24, 2013 “In God we trust, all others must bring data,” is a quote from William Edwards Deming an American statistician, professor, author, lecturer and consultant. more »»

Legislator: Rothner Is Wrong Choice For County Home

February 24, 2013 The following was adapted from the speech I gave on the floor of the County Legislature last mont. more »»

Finland Has A Good Model?For Education

February 24, 2013 “Hall Elliot” (”Eighteen Districts Isn’t Best Option For Students,” The Post-Journal, Feb. 3) expressed concern, saying, “There has to be a ‘size’ [school district]... more »»

Time To Set Record Straight On County Home Sale

February 17, 2013 There has been a great deal of misinformation circulating about the proposed sale of the Chautauqua County Home and it is time to set the record straight. more »»

Making The Case For Newspapers

February 17, 2013 The purpose of writing this series of articles has been to stimulate discussion on how we structure our public government. more »»

Owning Firearms Is First Amendment Right Too

February 17, 2013 Following the hysteria generated by gun prohibitionists in the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, a nationwide rush on gun stores began as citizens bought semiautomatic modern sporting rifles, handguns... more »»

Will Districts Continue ‘Kicking The Can Down The Road?’

February 10, 2013 Declining school enrollment and small districts are directly related to the cost of public school education. more »»

The Washington Con Game Goes On

February 10, 2013 Much of what government does seems unfathomable until you remember one thing: the politicians think the people are morons. Take the latest example: the effort to avert the “fiscal clif. more »»

Whitney Defends County Home Vote

February 3, 2013 I read with interest your editorial entitled “Residents Forgotten in County Home Vote. more »»

Eighteen Districts Isn’t Best Option For Students

February 3, 2013 Two good friends came back to live in Chautauqua County for one primary reason — they wanted a better education for their children. One was living in Louisiana, the other in Florida. more »»

Town Government Is Good, As Long As It’s Cheap

January 27, 2013 I have learned over the years that we don’t change more than we do change. We all think that we are flexible and ready for change but, in truth, change is something we don’t lik. more »»

‘Control The Rudder, Not Man The Oars’

January 27, 2013 Although the landfill/energy plant was not the primary point of my earlier comments, it seems to be the issue that drew the most reaction. I appreciate Mr. more »»

County Is Obligated To Find Better Buyer

January 20, 2013 After three years at the leadership table, I recently resigned as minority leader of the Chautauqua County Legislature and have proudly passed the torch to the talented team of Bob Whitney of... more »»

Legislator Horrigan Does The Right Thing

January 20, 2013 How refreshing! How needed! A county legislator (Horrigan, V., “Making A Good Choice On The County Home”, The Post-Journal, Jan. more »»

An Uphill Fight For Average Joes In New York

January 20, 2013 Sam Rayburn, a man of few words and former Speaker of the House, is purported to have said: “If you’ve got the votes, call the roll. more »»



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