The Daily Gazette
The Locally Owned Voice Of The Capital Region

Changes to Freedom of Information Act a small step forward

Changes to federal transparency law too little too late to rescue Obama administration's record

Stop abuse of emergency legislation

Rushing through legislation unnecessarily deprives public of chance to have input

High Notes: Nurses who bake cookies, diaper drive, pet drawings

Spotlighting the good being done in our communities

We must resist the urge to fuel the divisiveness

In the wake of a week of violence in which this nation saw two black men killed by white officers under questionable circumstances, and on a night when we saw five police officers gunned down in Dallas by a man upset over the racial implications of the killings, it is vital that we not allow our overwhelming grief, bias or fear to get the best of us.

Interrogation tapings are about fairness

Purchase of videotaping equipment is worth the taxpayers' investment

It may be too late to douse fireworks

Now that people have had their fun, repealing laws unlikely to have any effect

Strengthen controls on business tax breaks

Comptroller's audit of Excelsior jobs program spotlights flaws with all economic development programs

Superintendent's salary too high for taxpayers

Schenectady school board inconsiderate of taxpayer woes

Start-Up NY not worth continuing

After two full years, economic development plan not providing good return on taxpayers' investment

Let the (fantasy) games begin

Legislature imposes taxes and regulations to protect consumers from online fantasy sports

High Notes

Spotlighting the good being done in our communities

No reason to ban highly regulated gun show in Saratoga

It’s easy — in the wake of the Orlando massacre and other recent mass shootings — to assume that every state and every gun shop and every gun show in America operates under the same lax rules.

What's so wrong with dress codes?

Imposing a minimum standard for dress is legitimate

Stop funding of unneeded Blenheim Bridge

Government has more pressing needs for money than a replica bridge

Pay heed to the dangers of fireworks and sparklers

Thousands injured each year, including children, by careless use of dangerous explosives

SCCC board neglected to serve the public

Lengthy delay in reporting president's DWI was clear attempt to hide bad news for sake of events

Make voices heard on state legislator pay raises

Legislative pay hikes almost inevitable unless citizens speak up

Supreme Court decision empowers political corruption

Ruling will make it harder for prosecutors to go after crooked politicians

Sign bill allowing CDTA to oversee taxi service

Taxi service in our region leaves something to be desired, judging from surveys done of passengers.

Remembering Korea, the 'Forgotten War'

War began 66 years ago today

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