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Onondaga County Legislator - 13th District

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    Kenneth L Bush, Jr (Rep, Con, VP) Funeral Director

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The City of Syracuse continues to rank highest in the nation in its number of residents living in poverty. What needs to be done at the County level to reverse this trend? (1000 characters)

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Education Jordan-Elbridge High School Denison University Simmons Institute of Mortuary Science
1- require New York State to assume the entire costs of Medicaid and thus removing an unfair state mandate placed on County taxpayers 2- secure County revenue sharing to support local town and village police services 3- work toward a fairer sales tax sharing formula for the towns, villages and city.
First I would need to see where this statistic could be verified and the population demographics it covers. Second- there are many root causes of poverty- social and educational as well as economic. New York State policies has made it very difficult and expensive for businesses to stay or locate in the state. Upstate has suffered greatly as a result. One of the best things the County could do to address poverty is to increase job opportunities. Third- the County has several programs in place to help people living in poverty and I would need to review those programs to gain a better understanding of how people are being served. Fourth- as a County Legislator I would visit with the people being served to seek their advice and suggestions. As a new County Legislator from a rural/suburban district, I would have a learning curve regarding urban issues and challenges, but I am open to those willing to help me create a better life for all our County residents..
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