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Editorial: Night court a victory for mandate relief

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It's nice that the state Legislature this week passed a bill allowing cities like Schenectady to use their existing courtrooms at night instead of forcing them to build new buildings to handle rising caseloads. But passage of the bill in the Senate Wednesday wasn't just a victory for the state's struggling cities. It was a victory for all local government in their fight against unfunded state mandates. By limiting court hours in order to save ...

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