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Monday, April 17, 2017

Desso gets ready for pay to play!

Who ever could imagine a town supervisor looking for campaign contributions as high as $1000.00?!
Well, meet our own Lou Desso who managed to rake in $24,000 as a councilman a couple of years back when he held a fundraiser at Moscatiello's Restaurant.

Now that he's supervisor he wants even more cash in exchange for all those "favors" to the developers who are getting every project imaginable approved by Desso's Planning Board. Desso sees the job of an elected town board member as an opportunity for campaign cash and getting personal favors with his influence, like getting his property taxes reduced 16% by arranging a quiet review in Brunswick hoping no one here would find out about it. Ahh but the Times Union found out!

Recently we reported on a project getting County IDA tax breaks worth $289,000. The Times Union reported that "town officials" had lobbied in favor of the tax breaks last summer. We have confirmed that Lou Desso was the one personally advocating the tax breaks for the Cole Collision project on RT 4. No wonder not one town official spoke up at the Public Hearing to oppose the tax giveaway!

Is your check in the mail for his latest fundraiser? We bet the developers are paying up.

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