To the Editor:
The recent push by Ulster County legislators to use taxpayer dollars to fund their political campaigns is a careless use of public funds and should not be brought to the floor for a vote. The idea of hard-working residents having their tax dollars go to candidates they may not agree with is absurd. Tax dollars will be used to fund lawn signs, as well as social media, television, and radio ads.
Ulster County is better served by spending tax dollars on services such as public safety programs, consumer protections, road maintenance, winter road safety, and if it’s affordable within the budget, increasing county staffing where shortfalls exist. The bottom line is that Ulster county politicians need to fund their own campaigns, not the taxpayers and residents
CSEA Southern Region President
New Paltz resident
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