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Posted on September 24 at 9:54 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Tkaczyk campaigned that she would not have tax payers pay for her political mailings. As soon as she got into office, she started using them at tax payer expense. Not only is she doing it but she is the biggest abuser of the mailing scheme all at tax payer expense. You've got to love a politician who campaigns for one thing and does the direct opposite once they are in office. Lies and more lies.

How can someone run for State Senate and not answer a simple question of whether or not you support a casino within your district? It says a lot about a person when they cannot even state their position. That's Tkaczyk for you.

From: Tkaczyk, Amedore trade barbs at state Senate debate

Posted on July 29 at 9:14 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The City charges for "fringe" to cover pension costs they have to pay the state retirement system and other benefits. So does that mean the City will have to return all of those funds to the private entities too? And likewise, will the retirement system return all of the funds paid to it by the City? If a police officer is mandated by contract to work one of these "details" then they obviously are working for the City under contract and not for a private entity.

Kathleen Moore never asks the real questions because she is unable to truly grasp the subject matter and makes up her own "facts" along the way. (i.e.- "Only the last three years of income are used to make the final pension calculation.") Seriously, get a clue.

I could list 20 other points to show why the State is wrong about this issue. If it was a "private detail" then why does the City charge the overtime rate plus fringe? They do it because it's not a private detail, it's an assignment hired and paid for under contract. If this is the retirement system's position, please let me know when the retirement system sends a reimbursement check back to the City for these "details" and the City sends a reimbursement check for the "fringe" back to the private entities.

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Posted on July 1 at 6:57 a.m. (Suggest removal)

District Attorney Carney should be allowed to be sued also for the ridiculous slap on the wrist prosecution his office oversaw in this matter. Of course law makers protect district attorneys from lawsuits but the public should be made aware of how these cases are handled.

From: Victim in Bow Tie attack files suit

Posted on June 24 at 9:17 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Jacksen, if you don't like it why not go get your own place? Gotta love individuals that receive so much for free and still file lawsuits and cause disruptions.

From: Schenectady YMCA’s move not without bumps

Posted on June 7 at 12:46 a.m. (Suggest removal)

How pathetic of a sentence for such a vicious assualt. Did the victim and his kids get a second chance? Shame on the DA's office and Judge Meyers. Meyers should stay in Essex County because he's obviously out of touch with what Schenectady County needs.

From: Schenectady movie theater attackers get ‘second chance’

Posted on May 20 at 9:20 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Government should pay up for its' unsubstantiated witchhunt. I don't think $4,000,000 is reasonable but it should pay up a reasonable amount. When is the local bunch of Feds going to get it? They feel like it's fine to spend millions of dollars on any high profile case they can dream up if they feel it can get them positive press and catapult their careers. Another example of their abuse of power. Shame on them!

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Posted on May 20 at 9:11 a.m. (Suggest removal)

This community needs jobs and a lower tax rate. The casino would help both substantially. In my opinion, it's really that simple...

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Posted on February 2 at 10:10 a.m. (Suggest removal)

where were the parents while this was happening in their driveway for 30 minutes? Any parent supervision?

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Posted on December 3 at 9:33 a.m. (Suggest removal)

"TellCathySteve" I have no horse in this race but it's evident you do by your slant on the issue. To an outsider like me this sounds more like the same two people doing the job that have been for the last several years but at a cost savings (benefit savings) for the tax payer. Moreover, the person who would "running" the town would be an elected official who would be held accountable for his/her body of work in the position which seems like an improvement to me.

I see it as a cost savings to the tax payer and more accountability. Anything else seems like political postering to me.

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Posted on January 25 at 5:57 p.m. (Suggest removal)

God bless you George! The people of this State lost a wonderful representative. Please continue to be a wonderful advocate for the people in this area!

From: Amedore says public service to remain his calling

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