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Tread lightly on raising the state tipping wage

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015
On the surface, it would seem very reasonable that if New York state is going to raise its overall minimum wage in order to make life easier on workers, it should also raise the state's "tipping wage," to help boost the economic standing of hospitality workers.

Editorial: Governor's criminal justice reforms have merit

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015
Package of reforms could go a long way toward restoring public trust in legal system

Editorial: Traffic study yes; casino money, not so much

Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015
Glenville needs traffic study, but request for casino money is suspect

Editorial: What will it take to get rid of this guy?

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015
The fact that Sheldon Silver continues to hold one of the most powerful positions in government in light of the charges brought against him Thursday is an abomination, a reminder that political corruption in New York state not only will continue to be ignored, but condoned.

Editorial: Governor's budget: Flash, but few solutions

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
Plan doesn't adequately address fundamental problems that fuel state's poor economy, high taxes

Editorial: Housing project not a fit for IDA tax breaks

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015
Money should be reserved for industrial and commercial uses

Editorial: Protection, not politics, for victims

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015
Legislature has no excuse this year for holding up important bills that will help women and children

Editorial: High Notes

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015
High Notes is a regular weekly feature of The Gazette Opinion section designed to spotlight the many good works being done in our community by individuals and organizations.

Education issues require better, long-term solutions

Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015
When politicians can't find solutions to complex problems, they often invent solutions that divert public attention from the real issues they can't solve.

Editorial: Municipal offices could be shared

Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015
Scotia and Glenville should look into joint municipal center

Editorial: Compromise on city vehicle

Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015
Amsterdam mayor should keep car, city needs specific policy for future

Editorial: Dangerous dogs getting off too lightly

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015
Law protects animals at expense of people

Editorial: Accurate reporting of violence is about protecting our children

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
State and school districts need to improve compilation of incident in order to ensure student safety

Editorial: Hire staff to log forfeitures

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
Local governments losing out on millions from seized crime assets

Editorial: New bus law not needed

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
Existing laws already cover people to attempt to board school buses

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