The Ulster County Legislature’s Democratic minority is considering legal action against Legislature Chairwoman Terry Bernardo and the Republican caucus in an ongoing dispute over appointments to the Golden Hill Local Development Corporation’s board of directors.This is par for the course with the Bernardos, who seem to be good only at intimidation and pissing people off.
Minority Leader David Donaldson said he is furious that a resolution appointing Legislator Jeanette Provenzano to the board did not go before the Legislature’s Health and Personnel Committee on Feb. 6. He says Bernardo, R-Accord, purposely kept the measure off the committee’s agenda because she opposes the appointment of Provenzano to the board.
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“No chairman has ever refused to hear a resolution,” said Donaldson, D-Kingston. “They’re basically denying the minority any way they can.”
Donaldson said Democrats will discuss during their caucus today the possibility of going to court to force legislative committees to consider resolutions that are submitted in a timely fashion.
And it's nice to see that there's at least one reporter at the Freeman who knows how to do her job.