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Residency laws not worth tradeoff, trouble

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We’ve argued for years that, however good their intentions, local laws requiring employees to live in the municipality they draw their paycheck from are unfair and a recipe for trouble. That has certainly been the case in Schenectady, where Mayor Gary McCarthy struggled to find a new police chief because the only qualified candidates balked at the requirement, and now finds himself at odds with his assessor, who wants an exemption because the city didn’t ...

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February 11, 2013
8:24 a.m.

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Only Schenectady can have an assessor that flouts City residency laws. The drawback is that no one in their right mind wants to pay these idiotic Democratic taxes. Another example of Mayor McCarthy's total inability to lead.