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Cobb pushes back on transparency claim


The Sun
Pete Demola
September 18,2018

PLATTSBURGH – The often-Byzantine procedures underpinning local government have taken center stage in the race for New York’s 21st Congressional District.

Rep. Elise Stefanik’s campaign is claiming Democratic candidate Tedra Cobb voted to enter an illegal executive session during her tenure as a St. Lawrence County legislator, violating the state’s Open Meetings Law in the process.

But Cobb is pushing back, contending the Stefanik campaign doesn’t understand how local government works.

The claim comes as Republicans attempt to paint the Democrat as opaque, arguing that her record — including comments the lawmaker made at a press conference earlier this month asking officials to be “open, accessible and consistent” — doesn’t sync up with her actions as a former local official, as well as a former member of the Committee on Open Government, the state panel which seeks to safeguard public transparency laws.

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