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June 1, 2010

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Dutchess lawmaker opposed to city share of Board of Elections payments

BEACON – The cities of Poughkeepsie and Beacon would have to pay roughly 50 percent of the $988,000 in reimbursements to the county’s Board of Elections and one county legislator thinks that is inequitable.

John Forman, a Beacon Republican, said the levies to the cities are unfair.

“The City of Beacon they want to charge $164,000 and they want to charge the Town of Beekman $25,000, and we both have 10 election districts in our municipalities,” he said. “That will not fly with me.”

Forman said the cities are being “raped” by this proposal to divvy up elections expenses.

 


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