POUGHKEEPSIE – Monday was Donald Trump’s third full day as president. That’s long enough for Dutchess County Legislator Joel Tyner.
During his usual and often lengthy list of ‘other county business’ at the end of each monthly meeting, he had five items Monday night, few having anything to do with county business.
Number one on the list dealt with Washington.
“The first one about is calling for the House Committee on the Judiciary to pass a resolution to investigate grounds for impeachment.”
Number two on Tyner’s list, assuming he does not get his first wish, is holding the new president to what Tyner says was his promise to make no cuts to Medicare and Medicaid.
One item on Tyner’s list did have a local focus. That is to look for ways to lower jail population. He has long called for emphasizing alternatives to incarceration for non-violent offenders.