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Proposals affect area

January 10, 2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address Wednesday offered some ideas that should be of particular interest to people living in our area....

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Jan-12-13 11:00 AM

Agree RS....and the Donald will have his lobbyists out on the front lines to protect his Atlantic City interests...

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Jan-12-13 3:12 AM

laker88, I can't agree more. Casinos would bring LOTS of revenue from everything from gambling revenue, room tax, sales tax on merchandise, etc. And Mr. Trump will do his best to get first choice, which will most likely not go to him. If we're lucky.

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Jan-12-13 3:09 AM

TiredOfTax, I've never 'touted' my albeit proud education. Just mentioned one time in a discussion about education. It's not a big deal.

Grow up already.

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Jan-11-13 5:21 PM

Re one of the proposals..casinos for upstate NY, it's long overdue. Keep an eye on our State legislators because the Trump lobby will be out in force in an attempt to squash it.

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Jan-11-13 1:52 PM

rschweizer "TiredOfTax, a disagreement with that comment sounds more like people WOULD want him to run" For a man that touts his education prowess you desperately need some lessons in sarcasm, there is a world of insults that you are missing!

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Jan-11-13 11:24 AM

Arthur, you've been pushing this for 12 years. Other than dolomite and limestone what else is there? I'll admit it's an interesting thesis, but then, that's why its called a thesis until you prove it. Just don't go and try to prove it at somebody else's expense sir.

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Jan-11-13 11:03 AM

I'd like to clarify Lets statement on magazine capacity. The six round rule, not 5 applies ONLY to auto-loading rifles, semi-automatic if you will. 5 rounds and a 'duck plug' are required for duck/goose hunting. Example, my .32 Winchester Special model 94 Carbine(1929 edition) takes 10 in the tube and 1 in the snout. Perfectly legal, but heavy. Yeah, I know 11 rounds when it only takes 1 but the balance of a fully loaded .32 makes that first shot deadly.

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Jan-11-13 10:40 AM

TiredOfTax, a disagreement with that comment sounds more like people WOULD want him to run.

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Jan-11-13 10:40 AM

Good State of State address, but until the Executive Chambers gets serious about the Sacandaga Basin Mineral Wealth, most of it is small potatoes, much the same as the 10 Regional Economic Development Councils....

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Jan-11-13 7:44 AM

He sounded unhinged in his gun control spew, and I didn't hear much in upstate tax relief. Andrew will never measure up to his father, who I didn't always agree with, but was far easier to listen to.

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Jan-11-13 7:22 AM

Man am I relieved to see many of you "disagree" about Coumo winning the run for the whitehouse! I hope that he gets the message and goes back under that rock that he crawled out of.

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Jan-10-13 9:05 PM

Tax and spend is what this adds up to. Expand Pre-K? The taxpayers should not shoulder this, and parents should. Add to the school day and/or school year and it will lead to higher taxes, bigger gov't. New Yorkers already pay enough in state and local taxes. I can retire in 2 years, putting my house up for sale(if I could find a buyer) is sounding better, move south where it is warmer and come up for a visit.

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Jan-10-13 8:28 PM

Yesterday was the start of Cuomo's run for president. The bad news is he will likely win!

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Jan-10-13 7:29 PM

I just think the gov just likes to hear himself talk. It sounded more like a mafia boss trying to intimidate an audience than a compassionate man trying to right injustices. The man doesn't even know that you can only have 5 bullets in a gun when hunting deer ... to have any other size magazine IS illegal. I wouldn't expect anyone from down state to know that. They're too busy hunting off bait piles and acting like they own upstate in the summer.

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Jan-10-13 7:08 PM

There is a hidden agenda to the minimum wage increase: Several large union contracts have their salary scale tied to the minimum wage. If it were to decrease, so would the salaries (but this never occurs). When the minimum wage increases, so does the salaries. In this case, the proposed $1.50 increase may appear low, but on a percentage basis, it is actually a 21% increase. Therefore, some union rank-and-file stand to reap a substantial salary increase should the proposed increase actually come to fruition.

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Jan-10-13 5:18 PM

Minimum wage doesn't work. It cost jobs causes prices to increase, and makes the money of those working above minimum wage worth less.

Example, I am making $9 per hour, or $2.50 above the minimum. Now they raise the minimum to $8.75. Now I am barley above minimum wage and prices go op.

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Jan-10-13 2:00 PM

MrBob that is exactly the thing, you can't pass a bunch of laws thinking that it isn't going to cost anything. Most of these laws will increase our deficit. I just watched O introduce his pick for treasury secretary and he said that through a balance of budget cuts... I was laughing so hard I had to change the channel. Man he knows how to spin a tale doesn't he!

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Jan-10-13 12:23 PM

Unfortunately I missed the Speech, but, aren't proposals, without action, nothing more than speculation and wishful thinking ?

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Jan-10-13 12:03 PM

So...where's all the money for this going to come????

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