Licensing those who do electrical work just makes good sense. Ask New Jersey, Connecticut, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange, Sullivan and Greene counties. (All of which surround Dutchess County and protect their residents by requiring electrical contractors to have licenses)
Of course though, if you are Dutchess County Executive Bill Steinhaus - mudslinging and playing politics over ensuring the safety of your residents is your favorite, personal little game. No matter who it hurts! Even his own citizens!
Just smear reality with phoney claims of favoritism and insist that it will cost too much and you can APPEAR to be making a sound decision. By the way, the license costs a contractor $350 dollars a year - which is about the cost of two spools of wire spread over the course of that year! What a phoney "leader" he really is.
HEY BOSS HOG! - NOT GUARANTEEING DUTCHESS RESIDENTS SAFE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS AND BUSINESS PRACTICES IS PLAYING WITH FIRE.
It's time for Steinhaus to get off his dictators podium and come back to reality and do his job. But it is obviously too late for THAT, he's too far gone. Bill Steinhaus is punch drunk WITH POWER AND OUT OF TOUCH with what is truly right for Dutchess County families.
The first parent who loses a child to an electrical fire in Dutchess County can thank Bill Steinhaus for putting politics over people.
OVERRIDE THE VETO!