Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online

Editorials

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Cheers to the Lockport City Council which repealed a similar measure earlier this year.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.

Text Only
Editorials
Featured Ads
Photos


Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Front page
AP Video
Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites Anti-violence Advocate Killed, but Not Silenced. Dempsey: Putin May Light Fire and Lose Control Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase
Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites Anti-violence Advocate Killed, but Not Silenced. Dempsey: Putin May Light Fire and Lose Control Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase
Seasonal Content
Helium debate
Helium
Section Teases

Seasonal Content
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.