The people who pay get to play. Why should OUR economic development decisions be controlled by a group of insiders who have paid admission to protect their turf?
As the discussion wound down, Legislator Larry Tanoury Jr., D-25, who is not a member of Economic Development & Tourism, asked if there is analysis of what the return is from government incentives provided to businesses. Shortly after Tanoury raised the topic, Committee Chairman Michael D. Damsky, R-14, New Hartford, adjourned the session, paving the way for another committee meeting.Typical Oneida County maneuvering: someone asks good questions and the meeting gets abruptly shut down.
Keep asking those questions Larry! Even when you don't get an answer, the response to them tells the voters all that we need to know.