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Ask Lanny: Supervisor Gilbert talks about the Town’s infrastructure and more

Ask Lanny: Supervisor Gilbert talks about the Town’s infrastructure and more

Every month or two, we sit down with Supervisor Lanny Gilbert and discuss his work and current events in Yorktown. Have a question for him? Email AskLannyGilbert@gmail.com.

Has there been any progress on Yorktown’s storm recovery?

Yes. We’re still getting information from the utilities about the last round of storms and working to use that information to make sure we’re more prepared for the next one. I’m afraid that this is our new normal; our weather is getting more severe, particularly heading into thunderstorm season.

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Important Issues

Who will protect us from the Trump and Republican attacks on our health care?

By Larry Kilian and Mary Jane Kilian

Right now, pull out your car insurance policy and look at what you are paying to pay for uninsured motorists. It’s surprisingly high, given that the vast majority of drivers do have insurance as required by law. However, if all motorists were not required to have insurance, the cost would go up astronomically. Apply the same analysis to predict what will happen to the cost of our health insurance if everyone doesn’t have to be covered.
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Low Voter Turnout: What will you do about it?

By Larry Kilian and Mary Jane Kilian

Low voter turnout, particularly among young people, has reached crisis proportions – and few people seem to notice. In terms of the percent of people voting, the United States ranks near the bottom among developed countries; New York ranks near the bottom among states. If we do nothing, we can expect fewer than 20% of 18 to 24-year-olds to vote in the coming mid-term election. We need to act now to increase voter registration and turnout.

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