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Op-ed column: Sales tax deal shows evil of one-party rule in Schenectady

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Politicians all too often pursue a strategy of hiding essential information. Last fall, we certainly saw that strategy in the mayoral race in Schenectady, when my opponent, Acting Mayor Gary McCarthy, denied the city’s obvious impending financial crisis — until he was elected and had to admit it. At times last fall, I accused the City Council of being puppets and the mayor of being the puppet master. Not surprisingly, the members of the City ...

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