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Mayor vetoes Schenectady budget, gives no reason

McCarthy only says he has many concerns

Schenectady Mayor Gary R. McCarthy presents the 2013 proposed budget to members of the City Council and the public at a meeting in September.
Schenectady Mayor Gary R. McCarthy presents the 2013 proposed budget to members of the City Council and the public at a meeting in September.
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Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy has vetoed the budget his Democratic colleagues spent weeks rewriting. He made the decision late Friday afternoon after calling for and then canceling a meeting with Councilwoman Leesa Perazzo and City Council President Denise Brucker. The decision left the council with no idea why he vetoed it. McCarthy said before the veto that he did not want to explain his reasons. He said he had “a number” of concerns about the ...


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hodgkins.t
November 9, 2012
9:24 p.m.

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Normally executives attach a veto message- especially for significant pieces of legislation- that explains their reasons for vetoing legislative action; I hope this is forthcoming.

wmarincic
November 10, 2012
7:48 a.m.

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He is a democrat and owes too many people too many favors. He must have stepped on somebody's toes.

gina99
November 10, 2012
7:58 a.m.

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Working together works! After the election Mayor McCarthy shows his real colors. The fools that voted for Marion Porterfield will now get a double whammy from both the County and City Democrats. Another only in Schenectady!

tonijean613
November 10, 2012
8:19 a.m.

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Unbelievable ! The Council members should override any veto. They are there as a check to what the Mayor is doing behind closed doors, and they are there to represent the people and residents who want waste and abuse out of the system.

justapto
November 10, 2012
10:52 a.m.

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The Mayor has made his opinion clear: He don't explain what he does to no one.
The fools who voted him in deserve what they get- a ruined city.

fjcjr
November 10, 2012
1:32 p.m.

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McCarthy doesn't need to explain anything. Grand imperial high exaulted mystic rulers never have to explain themselves. Of course, they are subject to recall, which would be fitting for this ruler.

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