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Anything But A Supermajority

July 14, 2013

When will some Chautauqua County legislators learn you don’t have to change the legislature’s rules in order to make good decisions? Jamestown Democrats Bob Whitney and Lori Cornell were in favor of......

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Jul-14-13 8:10 PM

Now please see if you can find the typo in the post below too:

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Jul-14-13 8:09 PM

Looks like someone left THESE WORDS our of these sentences:

"They reason WAS THAT requiring a supermajority of the legislature to discuss matters of state and federal policy would free up more time for legislators to discuss county issues."

"In July 2012, legislators had to be protected FROM THOSE who had money burning a hole in their pocket. "

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Jul-14-13 12:23 PM

This is an editorial I can agree with. If anyone wants to see how the requirement of a supermajority can bring disaster to a legislative body need only look at the inert mass formerly known as the United States Senate where the minority party has obstructed the majority's party in practically every chance they've gotten. By doing so they have harmed themselves and, more importantly, harmed the country and their constituents.

If the county legislature is having a problem setting a realistic agenda then the process by which they set the agenda must be broken. As usual, there are no easy fixes but we didn't elect them to choose the easy over the right thing to do.

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