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October 7, 2012

Environmental group pans North Country lawmakers


“Some votes cast aren’t going to be popular with special-interest groups that have specific agendas. I do think that my voting record reflects my concern for where our economy is today and the importance of enacting policies that promote job growth and opposing (those) that make it tougher for businesses to survive.”


Sayward, who is retiring at the end of the year, also was critical of the report card, saying that many of the bills on which the grades were based had nothing to do with the environment.

“Many of those bills have to do with issues involving the Adirondack Park and North Country farmers, businesses and would hamper the economic well-being of the area,” she said.

“Mandatory rules regarding private well-water testing is one small example. If you look at all of the bills that were rated, you would conclude that all three of the North Country representatives should be proud of their scores.”

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