Some facts, observations and hearings on the streets


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The baseball season has begun. The state budget is approved. Marijuana is legal in New York State. Some other things happen.

Here are some facts, observations and heard on the streets:

  • Sheriff Tim Howard informed me via email on April 11 that comments in my April 7 message showed that he no longer supported John Garcia for the sheriff, and along with my report that the change of support came under pressure from the Republican Party. was wrong. I relied on my political sources for my comments. Howard continued that regardless of whether the Republican Party is endorsed by Karen Healy-Case, he will support Garcia throughout the campaign, including efforts to get Garcia on the independent voting line.
  • Having just spent the weekend in Florida, I lost my favorite exercise there – baseball. Arrived too late for spring training and too early for minor league games.
  • However, once again this year the Jesse Blues game in downtown Buffalo will be great, as plans for a limited fan presence, unlike last year, are even more beautiful. A letter to guess how many Jays-Yankees tickets will take?
  • With Jays in town Buffalo Bisson was taken to Trenton, New Jersey, where he will play under the name Trenton Thunder! This is a negative effect of the Major League Baseball side, which now has total control of the minor leagues.
  • The new $ 212 billion state budget is huge with an additional layer of funding for the Federal Rescue Plan to move things forward. Wealthy people pay more taxes. Education is usually drawing an even bigger pot, although it has been delayed for three years. So what happens when federal cash runs out, but spending becomes a habit?
  • Praises for Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Populs-Stokes for passing marijuana legislation may remind some seniors of the major success of the late Assembly’s legislation from Western Seneca’s Vince Graber. Vince worked hard in the seventies to get the state to order the use of a seat belt in cars. We consider it normal now, but at that time New York was among the first states to make this demand. Thousands were saved by Vince’s efforts.
  • Sensing the opportunity, the Trampolines will face off to nominate a candidate for governor next year. We don’t know for a while whether Governor Andrew Cuomo will run for re-election, but Congressman Lee Zeldin of Long Island and the son of golfer Rudy Andrew Gillian are investigating or investigating the race. Many Democrats say yes to it. Zeldin’s claim to fame is that he has nothing. Gillian has played many rounds of golf with Donald Trump.
  • Cuomo’s problems are growing and his advocates are few. The class action is to resign or at least say that he does not want to be re-elected.
  • Congressman Chris Jacobs and Republican President Nick Langworth were quick to respond to the scandals surrounding Tom Reed and Matt Gaetz, who demanded his resignation. I’m kidding. They only say such things about Democrats.
  • Republicans cannot stand up for the Gets, but they are also not calling for him to resign or be stripped of his committee’s mandates. I guess if you’ve spent more than four years accepting and defending Donald Trump’s actions, you’ve probably already had surgery on your moral genes.
  • There is a lot of talk about Senate obstructive fibrosis. Here are some wisdoms about congressional action with majority rules: Demanding high votes in Congress means “Its actual action is to disgrace the administration, to undermine the power of the government, and to replace the pleasures, whims, or legacy of a petty, tumultuous, or corrupt regime into the regular debates and decisions of the authoritative majority.” Alexander Hamilton, Federalist 22.
  • Thomas Jefferson wrote: “It’s my principle that the majority should always win.”
  • On the other hand, this is from Mitch McConnell: “Let me be very clear to all 99 of my colleagues: No one in this chamber can ever start – can’t imagine – what a completely burned-out Senate would be like.” if the 60-vote fibrous advantage is eliminated.
  • In fact, many observers already know what McConnell’s “burning Senate” is like. We have seen this for years. My vote is with founders Jefferson and Hamilton.
  • The race for Erie County Sheriff isn’t just testing candidates. The skills of the Democratic and Republican parties in winning the main primaries will also be on display.
  • Good for Buffalo News’ Matt Spina and Charlie Spech of Network 7 for their reports on some of the sheriff’s candidates when they dig into new records available to sheriff candidates who are or have been members of the police. It is best for voters to know about these issues before voting.
  • To date, there has been limited discussion about the candidates ’specific plans for the new management of the Sheriff’s Office. We need to hear the details of prison management, action plans for road patrols and various other things.

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Ken Crowley

Ken has been an active participant in the world of politics for nearly 50 years. Everything from filling the envelope to campaign management. From local council level to presidential campaigns. By the Democrats. Many politicians had beer with them to work, to fight. Now, “mostly” retired, Ken still has a keen interest in government and politics at the local, state and federal levels. His blog,, offers weekly reviews and opinions on politics, budget, candidates and analysis of public issues.

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