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Streamlining not so easy

January 23, 2014

Since Gov. Andrew Cuomo was attorney general, he has harped on one thing he repeated in his State of the State speech Jan 8: “We have too many local governments, and we’ve had them for too long. ......

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Jan-24-14 6:20 PM

Term Limits. Term Limits. Term Limits. How do we expect new ideas on how to deal with todays issues without new people. They don't do the job, don't worry, they won't be here forever. Sheldon Silver(and Hugh Farley for my Dem. friends) have overstayed their welcome. They are puppets of their respective special interest groups and not the people. Same old wind bags...Same failing results.

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Jan-23-14 5:58 PM

No one in local offices wants to give up their elected position. Its a power struggle. In Fulton county alone there are nearly 100 elected as mayor, supervisor, trustee, councilman, alderman, etc. in a county with a population of 55,000. And look at all of the school districts, with all of their Principals, asst. principals, administrators. State law mandates a principal for every building, when often one principal could easily mange 2 or more buildings.

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Jan-23-14 3:39 PM

I wouldn't vote for anything that gun grabbing demagogue wants and I don't even own a gun.There are places where consolidation would and wouldn't work. Northville & Mayfield schools wasn't one of them, but yes, the only reason the Town & Village up north wont consolidate is someone might lose a bit of power. Heaven prevent that!

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Jan-23-14 2:37 PM

I'm with the "resident conservatives" on this one.

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Jan-23-14 1:56 PM

A conservatives answer to budget problems Gov. Walker announced that Wisconsin has a budget surplus of more than $900 million. “What do you do with a surplus? Give it back to the people who earned it. It’s your money,” Gov. Walker said. Gov. Walker proposed what he called “a blueprint for prosperity” for how he thinks the surplus should be used. He’s calling for a special session of the Legislature — asking lawmakers to provide $800 million in tax cuts. Or the liberal answer to the budget... The total NYS debt, in 2nd place behind only California... is a whopping $300.1 BILLION DOLLARS!

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Jan-23-14 1:42 PM

Cut costs where both logical and feasible - are you listening, Town of Northampton & Village of Northville?

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Jan-23-14 1:11 PM

I am so sick of this garbage out of Albany. They'll mesmerize you crazy with spinning disc BS instead of being serious. Ungodly high taxes, unfunded mandates, repressive regulations and all we get is 'good talk'. Get serious and while your at it, leave us the*****out of your pipe dreams and 'streamline' Albany first.

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