Your Turn: Your Feedback On Drug Vote, Sales Tax & SPCA
Senators Gillibrand and Schumer voted against a plan to allow people to buy cheaper medicine from other countries even though they support the idea. Both say they're fighting to eliminate the so-called Medicare donut hole, a coverage gap for some drugs.That reform wouldn't be on the table if the prescription drug law passed so the senators traded one law for another.
Here's a couple of your emails:
Sometimes I have to make a choice whether I pay household bills and buy enough groceries, or pay for my prescriptions. I think the pharmaceutical companies have financial influence over the decisions made by members of our government.
St Lawrence County lawmakers plan to revisit a proposal to increase the sales tax.
This is what some of you had to say:
Our government and legislatures are voted in to make reasonable decisions to help our residents, not make life more difficult.
Here's a sampling of your messages:
It is not fair to the SPCA to expect them to pay for the care and maintenance of rejected animals from a location that the SPCA is not getting any money at all from.
Friday, January 30, 2015, Watertown, NY