Proposed Transfer Tax for Home Sellers

February 10, 2021Press

I appreciate the legislature giving our office a chance to weigh in on the proposed legislation for a real estate transfer tax which will impact both taxpayers and the county coffers. The Daily Freeman 2/10/21

The Impacts of Hosting the New York City Watershed

February 5, 2021Press

One of the issues I want to tackle in a second term is the real economic, environmental and social costs of hosting the New York City Watershed. The impacts of the discharges from the Ashokan Reservoir into the Esopus Creek is just one example of this lopsided relationship that needs to be addressed. The Daily … Read More

The Latest on TechCity

January 27, 2021Press

Read the latest news about TechCity and why it’s so important to me that this process be inclusive and transparent. The Daily Freeman | 1/19/21

Tax Updates (May – Oct)

October 22, 2020Press

GUEST COLUMN: Tough times ahead for Ulster County Daily Freeman | 5/7/2020 Sales tax down in Ulster County Mid Hudson News | 7/31/2020 Ulster lawmakers squabble over measure to collect short-term-rental taxes Hudson Valley One | 8/21/2020 Reduced Ulster County Jail costs will benefit mental health programs Daily Freeman | 9/29/2020 Ulster comptroller calls on … Read More

County Jail Updates (July – Aug)

August 20, 2020Press

Ulster comptroller makes county contracts transparent Mid Hudson News | 7/2/2020 Ulster County Jail staff, capacity should be reduced, comptroller’s audit recommends Daily Freeman | 8/13/2020 New audit hammers finances of Ulster county jail Times Herald-Record | 8/13/2020 Comptroller finds jail too big for Ulster County’s needs Hudson Valley One | 8/20/2020

Coronavirus Updates (Mar – June)

June 16, 2020Press

Ulster County comptroller urges people to stay home due to virus, contradicting executive Daily Freeman | 3/11/2020 Ulster County Comptroller explores potential COVID-19 revenue impacts Mid Hudson News | 3/16/2020 Sav-On donates tents for four months for Ulster County mobile testing sites Hudson Valley One | 4/24/2020 Ulster lawmakers approve employee “separation” program Times Herald … Read More

Racial Justice Updates

June 3, 2020Press

‘A community moment’ in Kingston: More than 1,500 gather and march in stand against racism Daily Freeman | 6/3/2020

Shareholder Advocacy (Feb – Mar)

March 3, 2020Press

SEC Seeks to Curb Shareholder Resolutions – WSJ Wall Street Journal | 2/9/2020 Shareholder seeks reparations for slave-built railroad Responsible Investor | 3/3/2020

Election News

November 13, 2019Press

In Ulster, Dems Pat Ryan and March Gallagher win but DA’s race very close Hudson Valley One 11/6/2019 “Another Democrat, March Gallagher of Rosendale won election as county comptroller defeating Lisa Cutten of Kingston, a Democrat running on the Republican Party line. … Gallagher, who most recently worked as the executive director and CEO of … Read More