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January 18, 2012 Poll Results

Is Gov. Cuomo going far enough in his plans to reform state government?

Yes 29% 85 votes
No 70% 199 votes
Total: 284 Votes

Note: This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.


January 24, 2012
12:57 p.m.

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Governor Cuomo's plans are not even close to what is needed to reform state government. He needs to streamline government by getting rid of redundant functions and programs. He needs to reduce the government's work force starting at the top with his cronies and appointees. He needs to revamp the pension plan by first eliminating pensions for all elected officials and the staffs and raising the minimum retirement age. Also, the Comptroller should be replaced as the sole trustee of the Pension system with a Board of Trustees that is made up of stake holders not crony political appointees. These are some of the proposals I had when I ran for State Comptroller in 2010.

John Gaetani
Glenville, NY

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