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Old 11-20-2017, 06:10 PM   #1
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More forest rangers

I am not sure if I can post this on here.

I have talked to few forest rangers and they want everyone contact the governor and tell them to add additional forest rangers in ADK. here is news article about a town speaking up to add more forest rangers.

http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise...ranger-hiring/

You can send a letter through a website.

https://james-sullivan.rallycongress...s/connect-946-
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Old 11-20-2017, 06:17 PM   #2
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Hmm
Senators dont write the budget
State assembly does
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Old 11-20-2017, 06:34 PM   #3
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According to the senate website they talk about the budget

https://www.nysenate.gov/issues/budget
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Old 11-20-2017, 06:40 PM   #4
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According to NYS Senate they have some say about the budget https://www.nysenate.gov/issues/budget
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Old 11-20-2017, 10:01 PM   #5
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Letters sent. Thanks, Jim, for providing the platform to write.

I think it's worthwhile to write, even though the rank and file Senators and Assemblymen have little influence.

The budget is not written by the Senate. And it is not written by the Assembly. It is written by "three men in a room" - The Governor, the Assembly Majority Leader, and the Senate Majority Leader. Then it's simply given to the rank and file, and they are told to vote for it.
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Old 11-20-2017, 10:58 PM   #6
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done.
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Old 11-23-2017, 11:00 AM   #7
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I called Elise Stefanik and the governor and yelled at their staff pretty badly.
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Old 11-28-2017, 03:27 PM   #9
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Good luck with that. The trend is downward for both ECOs and Forest Rangers. There is a fraction of what there used to be. The major cost isn't salary, it's benefits.

Meanwhile, ECOs are picking up garbage in NYC (Gov's order) right in the middle of deer season when they're needed the most. So, you know where the priorities lie with this state.
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Meanwhile, ECOs are picking up garbage in NYC (Gov's order) right in the middle of deer season when they're needed the most.
Seriously? When and why did this come about?
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