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December 19, 2012

OUR VIEW: Legislative games with your money

(Continued)

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — To wit: “Paul Wojtaszek wrote the thing; that’s some brilliant lawyering,” from Virtuoso, on the original law. From Updegrove: “We’ll address that if (the day that the county loses a lawsuit) arrives.”

In other words, it’s a lousy law but we’re going to wait until we lose and pay tons of money before we change anything. It’s only the taxpayers’ money, and we’ll win re-election.

Cheers to the Lockport City Council which repealed a similar measure earlier this year. The councilmembers took their verbal beatings from the public and have moved on, as has the public. 

Jeers to the county legislature, whose refusal to act — and refusal to perform their jobs — will make a sex offender significantly wealthier in a monetary settlement or outright court victory.

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