FASO REACTS TO TRUMP MOVE:
Otsego County’s congressman, John Faso, R-19, issued a statement today calling President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Accord ill-advised, but adding that economic incentives are more likely to reduce greenhouse emissions than “a non-binding agreement with no enforcement mechanisms.”
Here is the statement in full:
“As a member of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, I support U.S. efforts to continue promotion of innovative clean-energy solutions which will mitigate the effects of man-made climate change. As such, I believe the withdrawal of the U.S. from the agreement is ill-advised.
By IAN AUSTIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
ONEONTA – U.S. Rep. John Faso, R-19, is seeking to duplicate his meeting with a small group of Oneonta Community Health Center doctors and directors a week ago Saturday when he returns to the City of the Hills tomorrow.
The freshman congressman will be meeting with small groups — a half-dozen people each — at three sessions in state Sen. Jim Seward’s Oneonta office.
At 2:30 p.m., he will listen to environmental concerns; at 3, more on healthcare concerns, and 3:30, on general issues, a Faso spokesperson confirmed this morning.
In today’s weekly report, “Morning Headlines,” on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), reports on former Bassett Healthcare president/CEO Bill Streck’s PowerPoint for HANYS, the state’s Hospital Association, premiered last week in Cooperstown’s Templeton Hall, that describes what the local impacts will be.
TROY — Thursday night’s debate between Zephyr Teachout and John Faso largely mirrored the first encounter between the two congressional candidates, reprising themes of the outsider versus the insider, the carpetbagger versus the faithful local, Politico is reporting.
Republican John Faso and Democrat Zephyr Teachout, who are running to succeed U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, will be facing off at the Rensselaer Technology Park in Troy, but you can follow the exchange live at this link:
In Otsego County, Faso, a former Assembly minority leader and gubernatorial candidate from Kinderhook, beat businessman Andrew Heaney of Dutchess County 1,041-394, or 72 percent to 27 percent.
By CATHY B. KOPLEN • for AllOTSEGO.com
ONEONTA – A vision for the future of the Southern Tier – including healthy, productive farms; maximizing natural resources; and a saturation of high-speed, broad-band Internet access – was touted by five candidates vying for the 19th district U.S. Congressional seat Tuesday.
The candidates, Republicans John Faso, Andrew Heaney and Bob Bishop, and Democrats Zephyr Teachout and Will Yandik, were invited to speak with local residents at Oneonta High School. The forum, which began at 7:30 p.m., was moderated by Steve Ammerman, state Farm Bureau manager of public affairs & associate director.