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Posted on April 22 at 7:01 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Two additional ways to save Social Security:
1) Congress must pay back all the money they borrowed from the Social Security Trust Fund. If they have to raise taxes on the Big Corporations and the rich so be it.
2) Eliminate Federal and State Income Tax on Social Security benefits. Paying taxes on Social Security benefits is double taxation.

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Posted on April 11 at 9:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)

This area next to Route 146 is adjacent to a wet land and some of the property appears to be a former pond or bog.

From: Assisted living facility pitched for Halfmoon

Posted on May 1 at 1:52 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The State should cancel the NYRA franchise and have the race tracks run by a State Agency overseen by the State Racing and Wagering Board.

From: Should the state reconsider the NYRA franchise controlling Saratoga, Aqueduct and Belmont race tracks?

Posted on March 1 at 9:48 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Ms. Wormuth should now resign from the Halfmoon Town Board. How can the citizens of Halfmoon trust her with the best interests of the town when she had such a cozy relationship with a real estate developer?

From: Wormuth quits committee after land sales are reported

Posted on April 4 at 9:08 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Mr. Steinbruchel is completely off base. We need to raise teacher and administratior salaries in order to attract the best and brighest to staff our schools. Nicholas Kristof in an Op-Ed on March 12, 2011 wrote "A basic educational challenge is not that teachers are raking it in, but that they are underpaid. If we want to compete with other countries, and chip away at poverty across America, then we need to pay teacher more so as to attract better people into the profession".

How to we pay for increased salaries? We must do away with the property tax and go to an income tax based system to fund our schools. We also need to reform the state aid formulas so that poor districts receive enough aid so they are on a par with the wealthiest districts in our state. A possible source of funding this new aid fromula should be the Stock Transfer Tax.

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Posted on March 14 at 8:12 a.m. (Suggest removal)

One way to solve NY's budget problem would be to collect the NY Stock Transfer Tax and apply it to the deficit.

From: Editorial: Let push not come to shove between schools and their teachers

Posted on February 21 at 8:52 a.m. (Suggest removal)

First abolish the public employee unions; then abolish the the private sector unions; then we will have a two class nation-the poor and the rich. We maybe seeing the end of the middle class.

From: Should the Democratic Wisconsin lawmakers have fled the state to block an anti-union bill?

Posted on August 16 at 8:21 a.m. (Suggest removal)

High speed rail between Albany and Boston would be a much better service.

From: Would you take advantage of the proposed Albany-to-Boston direct flights?

Posted on January 27 at 9:21 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Is it possible that the increase in PCB levels caused by dredging is due to the use of clam shell dredging. Why was suction dredging not used?

From: Editorial: Dredging is getting PCBs out, but also stirring them up

Posted on August 19 at 8:04 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Another fine example of the dysfunction in our New York State Legislature. Retirement means to leave. These four should be retired permanently by the voters.

From: Lawmakers ‘double dipping’

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