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All budget talks should be open

"Political caucuses" on budgets are an excuse to make tough decisions behind closed doors

Non-compete contracts hurt the little guy

Non-compete contracts hurt the little guy

State attorney general's proposal will protect low-income workers, small businesses

Speak out on Colonie dump plan

Public hearing last chance for citizens to influence DEC on decision to expand landfill

Don’t dismiss concerns over election security

The saying goes that just because you’re paranoid, it doesn’t mean people aren’t out to get you.

Crack down on college loan tactics

If you want to make an extra payment on your car loan or your mortgage in order to reduce the amount you want to pay in interest over time, you can usually do that.

Cut out the insults; stick to the facts

Cuomo-DiNapoli feud starting to cloud credibility of reports

Reconsider nuclear plant subsidies

Large diverse coalition opposes Cuomo administration credits to rescue aging nuke plants

Schenectady cops need body cameras

If you watch the dash-cam footage from a Schenectady police car during a 2015 assault on city police officer Mark Weekes, you get an idea of how the cameras can be so valuable.

Toughen laws to save young drivers

Every parent knows that feeling. That sinking feeling when their child gets behind the wheel of a car.

High Notes: Hamilton Hill cleanup, bike for missing kids, cancer kindness

Spotlighting the good being done in our communities

Create state task force to study ocean acidity

While we’re all admiring our beautiful fall foliage, raking pine needles or getting your snowblower tuned up for winter, the fate of the oceans might not be high in the thoughts of many New Yorkers.

Remove impediments to public information

In 2016, no excuse for government agencies not to accept public information requests via email

Expand broadband to rural areas

High-speed internet a necessity for residents, businesses everywhere

Sign up to vote or let others decide

In stressing the importance of giving the America's citizens the right to vote, our forefathers understood how vital it was that the people have a role in determining who would govern them.

State should hear alternatives on Boreas plan

APA should listen to environmental groups who want stricter controls on access

Changes needed in tax cap vote

Public hearing time inconvenient, public should be able to vote on overrides for counties, municipalities

Schenectady County is ready for tourism

Until recently, Schenectady County hadn't really had much need for a tourism promotion bureau.

High Notes: Habitat helpers, zombie reporters, golfing for pets, peace garden

Spotlighting the good being done in our communities

Taking back a tradition

Maybe, in the back of their minds, the people who occupy the positions of power in the shopping industry realize that the old tradition of Thanksgiving is just something our country needs right now.

Plan will help transgender kids cope

Medicaid should pay for treatments to help transgender teens during trying puberty years

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