Saturday, January 13, 2018

Downtown Hospital Revelations: Vass Blog's Take

Michael Vass did a great job comparing statements in FOILed e-mails on the hospital with what was published in local media at the time.  Well worth reading!

Backroom wheeling and dealing in Utica may affect NY-22 and other elections

3 comments:

Greens and Beans said...

Excellent article. It was interesting to discover how some elected officials - along with a local Governor political appointee - conspired to twist the Senator's arm to see matters their way. A sort of "wag the dog" scenario to perpetuate a smoke-filled back room decision to conceal from the public that the hospital's funding was not in jeopardy. But moreover, its Downtown location was already set in granite.

Anonymous said...

The article dropped a few days ago....to mostly silence.

In fact, asking around my workplace, which is anecdotal I know, many weren't even aware of its existence beyond a headline--which did not inspire them to read the article further.

Interestingly, when informed of the content, it was largely met with a shrug. Beyond this blog, on social media, there hasn't been much outrage. Brindisi addressed this on Keeler, but I doubt there'll be much more discussion.

Let's face it: garbage in, garbage out.

Anonymous said...

The area public is blasé about mostly everything which is why the same people get elected time after time. It is pretty clear that the average Joe here does not mind at all when elected officials throw their money around pretty much they way they see fit. Look at Utica and the pathetic voting rate.