Walking through downtown Syracuse has becoming a morass of construction, broken water lines and nonfunctioning traffic lights.
In Ireland during the potato famine, England continued to take large amounts of food out of Ireland. In fact, more food was exported out of Ireland than was taken into that troubled country.
The Syracuse area now has a similar situation in its relationship with the State of New York. The State exacts revenue percentages from the City of Syracuse and other local governments. Yet the State is not putting monies back into the Syracuse area. Unlike other areas of New York, Syracuse is not recovering.
Legislative pressure needs to be applied so that either that State will give central New York needed support, or that the local governments can keep their revenues in order to meet their expenses.