Issues involving the Dewey Loeffel Landfill in Rensselaer County were fodder for discussion this afternoon at Nassau Town Hal, as officials expressed concerns over the potential release of contaminants into local waterways.
A New York congressman and his potential opponent have weighed in on whether to allow casino gambling in the state. A U.S. Senator chimes in as well.
On Tuesday, New Yorkers will vote on a ballot proposition about whether to allow up to seven gambling casinos upstate. If voters give the go-ahead a few casinos could be built in the Catskills, in regions represented by Republican Congressman Chris Gibson.
Democrat Sean Eldridge, who in September formally announced a campaign for the nomination to run against Gibson in 2014, is also supportive, but with caveats.
Members of Congress are headed back to Washington to jump back into the fire as the U.S. Senate readies a budget that will likely be sent back to the House. Unless both houses can find a compromise by Sep. 30th, disagreement over the debt ceiling and Affordable Care Act could bring the government to a shutdown.
The Republican-controlled House recently passed a budget with a provision to defund President Obama’s signature Affordable Care Act. The House plan likely will not make it through the Democrat-controlled Senate.