INSIDE THE FLX: Batman talks budget process, infrastructure spending, and local disasters (podcast)

On Thursday’s edition of Inside the FLX the individual tasked with leading Cayuga County’s largest governing body – is in-studio talking about elections, the budget process, infrastructure, environmental issues, as well as the prospect of being excluded in a ‘disaster declaration’ by the White House. Keith Batman, Chairman of the Cayuga County Legislature, who recently won re-election to continue serving... more

Cayuga County Legislature hits pause on secondhand dealer law

The Cayuga County Legislature chose not to vote Tuesday evening on a proposed local law that would regulate secondhand dealers. After a presentation by the Cayuga County Sheriff's Office and testimony at the public hearing, legislators agreed to take the law back to the Government Operations and Judicial and Public Safety Committees to address some remaining concerns. The law will... more

Batman re-elected chairman of Cayuga County Legislature

Keith Batman will serve as chairman of the Cayuga County Legislature for a second term. The 2016 chairman sat with his fellow legislators at the start of the reorganization meeting Tuesday night, but soon took his seat at the front of the Legislative Chambers after a 12-1 vote to keep him steering the ship. Legislator Michael Didio voted against Batman’s... more

Public library supporters request $60,000 from Cayuga County Legislature

Holding signs and wearing buttons to support public libraries, about a dozen residents called on the Cayuga County Legislature to restore $60,000 in funding to the county’s nine libraries at a budget hearing Monday night. Supporters and librarians said they are hoping to bolster programming and use the proposed county contribution towards financing the inter-library loan system. Read more from... more