Your Turn: Your Feedback On Senate Gridlock & Gas Prices


By Diane Rutherford

The state senate has accomplished nothing since the Republican-led coup on June 8, but the meter continues to run. Using state records, we calculate the senate has cost taxpayers at least $1.8 million during that period.

Here are some of your emails:


These Senators are acting like a bunch of 8 year olds fighting over a ball in the school yard at recess. I say send them home without pay until they request to come back to the table and do the work that we put them there to do.

Fred Goslin

This is what we get for voting for these guys.

Larry Pettit

What the Senate is doing is no more than a strike. The Taylor Law should apply to them as it does to any other state employee.

Fred Henderson

Gas prices are going up day by day - in fact, they've been going up for almost two months straight.  That hasn't happened since the 1970s.

This is what some of you had to say:


Why aren't our elected officials trying to get to the bottom of this? Why are our gas prices higher than others?

Garry Schwartz

They are going up in Scotland as well.  We are now paying around $8 a U.S. gallon over here and it's going to go higher.

Peter Perrin

The price of gas is getting unbelievable again. I travel to Utica from Martinsburg 3 days a week for dialysis.  It costs me over $400 a month.

Dan Riley

Thing is, when the price of gas goes down nothing else does. When will it ever end?

Colleen Grooms

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Saturday, December 3, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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