No, there isn’t a deal in Washington to keep a payroll tax cut on the books past Dec. 31. But yes, Sen. Charles Schumer again visited all of the state’s 62 counties this year.
After his election in 1998, Schumer vowed to visit each county every year. He’s now done in 13 years in a row — completing it this year today with a visit to
Hollingsworth and Vose in Washington County.
And as he’s done every year, he attached his list of accomplishment for the year that’s ending, which you can read below. And you can also read here on what Schumer’s travel are costing taxpayers, according to the Daily News.
Schumer made 190 visits to communities across the state this year, his office said: “He visited the Capital Region 19 times; the Southern Tier 14 times; Western New York 25 times; the Hudson Valley over 30 times; Long Island 46 times; the Rochester Finger Lakes Region 27 times; and Central New York 29 times.”
“This year our state and our country continued to fight our way through a tough economy,” the Democratic senator from Brooklyn said in a statement. “Traveling across New York’s 62 counties each year reminds me that there isn’t a tougher state in the nation. The Empire State is full of hard-working people who have the right ideas when it comes to getting our economy moving again, and hearing from them sets the foundation for my work in Washington. I’m confident that next year will be a great year for New York, and I’m excited to kick off the 14th 62-county tour next month.”