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September 17, 2013

State lawmakers should comply with requests from the state’s new anti-corruption commission, but we suspect some legislators will put up a fight....

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drugsrus

Sep-20-13 7:32 PM

Anna, I'll type the really slow so maybe you can understand -- vote for the one that is NOT in the office being run for. It would also help to have a higher percentage of eligible voters register and do their civic duty and vote. But that is another whole can of worms

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usedtolivethere

Sep-20-13 7:57 AM

Bobbi, Islam is a religeon, not a cult. Seems as though your "opinions" are the only ones you accept. Ann's opinion was that Dutch is a race. Her facts, like yours, were wrong but you can't accept her opinion. You regressives always contradict yourselves.

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MrBoB51

Sep-20-13 7:50 AM

Come to think of it, NOT being able to refer to a certain Race is the epitome of 'racism'. Shame on you LH.

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MrBoB51

Sep-20-13 7:43 AM

N*e*g*r*o*i*d. Sheesh. No wonder people can't get educated, the PC police won't let you.

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MrBoB51

Sep-20-13 7:38 AM

Anna, Dutch is a culture, not a race and 'racism' is merely an accusation. 99.99% of humans carry the same genetic material. There are 5 (subjective) races; Mongoloid, Caucasoid, Australoid, *****id and Capoid. To which do you refer? I only ask because in today's lexicon the term 'racist' has become nothing more than a verbal weapon (read 'bullying) which really means nothing in the anthropological sense.

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Annarondac

Sep-19-13 3:07 PM

Beats me Ron, it was just an opinion. That is what this column is for right?

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Ron1960

Sep-19-13 8:39 AM

Annarondac, Please explain to us how your going to get term limits in Fulton Co. as long as the residents keep electing the same people year after year. you need to find people who agree that term limits are needed and elect these people so they then can take the actions needed to get term limits. In my opinion unless the residents start electing now people to the office of supervisor each election your not going to get the term limits you want. Take a real hard look at who has run Fulton Co. since the beginning and that has been the Republican Party and the large majority of the residents are registered Republicans and they for the most part vote only the party line.

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usedtolivethere

Sep-19-13 8:26 AM

In case you missed this from gville70...I cut and pasted it for your reading pleasure:

gville70 Sep-18-13 10:41 PM

TOT and bob both blather on ... Talking the loudest and blowing the hardest doesn't make you right.. Most of the time I skip the rants and just thumbs down the posts..

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usedtolivethere

Sep-19-13 8:18 AM

Way off topic, but original...except that Congress is the one that approves appropriations, not the President. Much easier to blame Obama. It's raining out? D a m n the weatherman

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TiredOfTax

Sep-19-13 7:40 AM

If you need even more proof that Obama has failed economics here is another quote: Obama: 'Raising the Debt Ceiling...Does not increase our debt". I would say that he may indirectly have a point but raising the debt ceiling lends approval to his failed spending spree and that has LEAD to HUGE DEBT! The house is going to allow Obama to pay the bills for the entire country... just not OBAMACARE! If DEMOCRATS wont allow that then the government will be shut down by PROGRESSIVES!

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Annarondac

Sep-19-13 7:16 AM

That's a racist remark against the Dutch. Again, there are no term limits in Fulton County. Term limits LIMITS the time a person can serve in an office, after that, they are gone. The ability of an electorate to put the same person in office election after election is the will of the people. Term limits would not allow that. Perfect example, Chuckie Schumer.

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drugsrus

Sep-18-13 8:00 PM

Annarondac, you must be Dutch. Just because there are no term limits does NOT mean you have to vote for the incumbent.

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MrBoB51

Sep-18-13 5:55 PM

Ron, that will happen when Charter County's start putting people in Albany. 21 out of 62 have them now. It's a good start.

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Ron1960

Sep-18-13 12:37 PM

Annarondac, This is one very good reason why the people of Fulton County should move toward a new constitution as did Montgomery County did last year. They put term limits in the new constitution. When the state politicians start to see that local counties are demanding this kind of thing maybe just then they will give the people the term limits that the public want .

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Annarondac

Sep-18-13 11:42 AM

If New York State had term limits, then no candidate could run more than what is deemed by law, no matter how much the people wanted a candidate to run. There are no term limits here, that is exactly why the same people keep getting elected. Finished.

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drugsrus

Sep-18-13 11:34 AM

wow Ron, I can almost agree with that statement.

Annarondac, was there a part of Ron's post that you didn't understand????? The people have the reins on term limits. BUT most of the voting sheeple keep re-electing the same dolts.

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MrBoB51

Sep-18-13 9:44 AM

It's interesting to note that most of the States mentioned in this article have Initiative and Referendum processes in place. West of the Mississippi all but 5 States have I&R's, Eastwards, all but 3 States (Maine, Del. and Conn) do not. Therefore, almost all of the East coast is at the mercy of politicians who have no intention of supporting term limits or any other initiative the citizens of those States desire and there is nothing we can do about it except vote them out. Sadly, here in NYS too many people vote to ensure their 'checks' keep coming and the politicians are only too happy to oblige.

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Annarondac

Sep-18-13 8:07 AM

If we had term limits, they could NOT run a second time.

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Ron1960

Sep-18-13 7:03 AM

Annarondac, We already have term limits . But the general population refuses to use them. Every person elected is elected for a specific number of years then they must run again to stay in office. But John Q. Public just re-elects the same people back to office no matter how good or bad a job they did. These people in elected office are not going to give up on a real good thing when they do not need to. What is needed is to get the general population involved in the process.

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Annarondac

Sep-18-13 6:54 AM

This is what career politicians do. Forget more laws and panels, just initiate term limits. Done.

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Patriot1

Sep-17-13 3:27 PM

I was laughing uncontrollably for 15 minutes to think that a Silver-led Albany would disclose the people/companies/organizations that have them in their hip pocket. Albany must be reconfigured! New York State, the failed state.

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Ron1960

Sep-17-13 3:05 PM

agree that our state part time legislators should not be working for any other employer while they are in elected office. They earn enough as a state legislator $80,000 per year for a part time job and they get very little done that benefits the residents of the state. But this is what we get when people insist on qualified candidates. HOW MANY PEOPLE WORKING FULL TIME ARE EARNING $80,000. PER YEAR AND GET TO TRAVEL ALL OVER THE STATE FOR FREE.As for the local political people yes they should be required to make public their total earnings. But for what they are paid most do not earn more that $20,000 per year. But this is what we get when we allow the state politicians to have a life time job and continue to shaft us the residents of the state.

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DaveGibson

Sep-17-13 12:40 PM

Good idea. Local politicians should be required to do the same.

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drugsrus

Sep-17-13 12:25 PM

NY state is not alone $79,500 for a PART-TIME job where you get nothing done????????? Where do I sign up ????? They should all be required to suspend all other business interests while in office. Cut their pay by at least 60%

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GReader

Sep-17-13 12:22 PM

Legislators should have been willing to provide this information without having to be compelled to do so. And their clients should respond in the same manner.

However, transparency in government, and particularly in NYS government as it currently operates, is non-existent. We should acknowledge that those who object to such transparency or vote against the release of the information are those who clearly have someone to hide. The degree to which objections are raised likely is highly correlated to the amount of corruption by the objector.

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