Do you want to know what your local government is doing? Do you want to tell your local government to do something else? Here are your opportunities in Tompkins County this week. If you would like to help TruthSayers News cover more issues that matter, if you are at a meeting, be a reporter. Send us…Continue Reading “Make Laws, Raise Hell: Nov. 20-25 Government Happenings in Tompkins County”

Do you want to know what your local government is doing? Do you want to tell your local government to do something else? Here are your opportunities in Tompkins County this week. If you would like to help TruthSayers News cover more issues that matter, if you are at a meeting, be a reporter. Send…Continue Reading “Law-Making, Hell-Raising Opportunities This Week in Tompkins County Governments Meetings”

By Josh Brokaw The Tompkins County Legislature will be voting at its Thursday, November 9 meeting on whether to file a lawsuit against pharmaceutical opioid manfacturers for county costs associated with the opioid addiction crisis. This reporter has misplaced his notes from the November 1 Government Operations committee meeting at which Tompkins County legislators discussed…Continue Reading “Suing Big Pharma? Tompkins County Voting on Opioid Lawsuit Thursday”

Elections 2017: Tompkins & Schuyler County Elections Results, Kind Of

If you just want to see Tompkins & Schuyler County contested election results, scroll down toward the end of this page. Then give us some money, pretty please. Now, we gotta do the everyday work of paying attention to what our Elected Officials DO. And that’s exhausting work sometimes. Which is why writings like the…Continue Reading “Elections 2017: Tompkins & Schuyler County Elections Results, Kind Of”

Jennifer Karius, a registered Democrat who is running as an independent for the District 12 seat of the Tompkins County Legislature, spoke to Josh Brokaw of TruthSayers News for an interview that originally aired on WRFI Radio News on October 31, 2017. After some time abroad Karius said she decided “the best thing to do…Continue Reading “Radio: Jennifer Karius, District 12 Candidate for Tompkins County Legislature”

Do you want to know what your local government is doing? Do you want to tell your local government to do something else? Here are your opportunities in Tompkins County this week. If you would like to help TruthSayers News cover more issues that matter, if you are at a meeting, be a reporter. Send us…Continue Reading “Make Laws, Raise Hell: November 6-10 Tompkins County Government Happenings”

On November 7, New York voters will be asked a question that’s asked of voters every 20 years: “Shall there be a Convention to revise the Constitution and amend the same?” If a majority of voters vote “yes,” New York voters will select delegates on Election Day 2018. The convention will be held in 2019….Continue Reading “Why You Should Vote NO On a Constitutional Convention”

On November 7, New York voters will be asked a question that’s asked of voters every 20 years: “Shall there be a Convention to revise the Constitution and amend the same?” If a majority of voters vote “yes,” New York voters will select delegates on Election Day 2018. The convention will be held in 2019….Continue Reading “Why You Should Vote YES for a New York Constitutional Convention”

Do you want to know what your local government is doing? Do you want to tell your local government to do something else? Here are your opportunities in Tompkins County this week. If you would like to help TruthSayers News cover more issues that matter, if you are at a meeting, be a reporter. Send us…Continue Reading “Make Laws, Raise Hell: October 30-November 3 Government Meetings”

By Josh Brokaw On Friday, October 13, Karen Baer, director of the Office of Human Rights for Tompkins County, was placed on an unpaid suspension for 30 days as the “county pursues its option to dismiss [Baer] from the service of the County.” Reports and rumors about Baer’s dismissal have been circulating for more than…Continue Reading “Suspended By County, Human Rights Director Claims Retaliation”