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Tkaczyk: State should pay for separating primaries

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The decision to separate state and federal primary elections could cost county governments as much as $50 million every other year unless the state moves to combine the two again. State Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk, D-Duanesburg, has introduced legislation calling on the state to repay local governments for the estimated costs of the two primaries. “It would relieve local governments of this unfunded mandate and put it on the state, where it belongs,” she said during ...

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