Friday, March 25, 2011

County legislator says new rules stifle government

The Oswego County Legislature passed new rules of procedure at the March 10 meeting and one legislator is fuming over what she calls a lack of proper governing.

“I think these new rules were written hastily and without much thought to their consequences,” Legislator Amy Tresidder said Monday. “The new rules have severely limited the ability of individual legislators to question any motion and to challenge any improper procedure in committee as well as during full session. These rules limit debate, limit discussion and deliberation. This is not an acceptable way to govern. Taxpayer dollars are at stake here.”

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