ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Local taxes and President Trump were among the topics on the table at a political forum in Elmira earlier today. The event was held at the Steele Memorial Library.
Political expert, Dr. Stephen Coleman, spoke about those topics and gave people a way to voice their opinions.
Dr. Coleman told us why an event like this is so important. He said, "It's an election year, so I wanted the folks to come out and voice their opinions."
"I wanted to hear the voices of the people. My goal is to get a discussion going about whether government and politics should get a shake up. If why, why? If not, why not? Also, what're some of the solutions to improving politics and government."
Other topics discussed included the public's general opinion on politicians. Most reviews were not on the positive end of the spectrum.