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Respect local opinion

February 6, 2014

State officials may be willing to gamble that a casino will boost Montgomery County’s fortunes, but local residents should have a say in whether their municipality should take part in the game....

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Feb-09-14 11:32 AM

Yeah adkman, that's how YOU elect liberals and how they represent YOU, on emotion and ignorant of the issues. Yup, libs will always tell you who they are...useful idiots. You're right about one thing though, our Founding Fathers understood and warned us about you.

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Feb-08-14 3:39 PM

I think its fine to ask the opinion of citizens, but 95% vote on emotion and are ignorant of the issues. Our elected officials are paid to be informed, to research, and to make choices for us. Our nation's founding fathers understood this, which is why we have the electoral college.

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Feb-07-14 7:42 AM

Keep it out of Saratoga County - they can exist very well without an "industry" which will cause considerable "people problems". We need to preserve at least ONE quality county in this part of the state.

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Feb-06-14 8:53 PM

Montgomery county is not the only area that expressed interest. Albany and Rennselaer counties have also expressed interest. Yes, there should be citizen input on whether or not such an operation is wanted in their community. That $11M hosting fee does look attractive, but remember that state legislators will come up with a way to grab it back to fill budget shortfalls to the point where the host community gets virtually nothing.

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Feb-06-14 7:41 PM

Every time I hear cuomo's name mentioned in regards to the whitehouse I hear the quote "NOBODY NEEDS 10 BULLETS TO KILL A DEER"

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Feb-06-14 6:32 PM

This is actually just another stepping stone for the presidential run for Cuomo. He needs some press and panache!

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Feb-06-14 6:28 PM

I believe that they should make a new law. Yes I did say a new law... in this instance they should allow the locals to have a vote and if they decline this proposal the new law should read... "No government shall force upon the citizens another vote on the same topic for a period of no less than 10 years." I would say for any reason, school, casino or a roundabout. People should have a say that means something not one that is taken lightly and them forced repeatedly until their outcome is reached.

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Feb-06-14 6:22 PM

I'm unsure about having an 'undecided' category or not. The whole deal sounds like the next Okwari Park. Remember that one?

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Feb-06-14 5:47 PM

Sen. Tkaczyk & the Leader-Herald notwithstanding, in the end $$$$$ will decide.

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Feb-06-14 3:26 PM

If you're undecided don't vote, but having an opinion encourages discussion and even if you're undecided at least you can give your reasons. On a real ballot, I don't think the locals will have an 'undecided' line anyway.

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Feb-06-14 12:58 PM

When presenting a survey such as today's, in regard to locating a casino in Montgomery county, could the L-H please offer a third choice, such as 'not sure' or 'undecided' When making a decision like this, I don't have much faith it our elected officials to make the proper choice for the people, and most of the time the citizens, want more information before a decision is made.

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