Comments by jjhehir
Posted on August 3 at 8:54 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Generally, governments interfering with markets is not a good idea. President Nixon tried it in the seventies; it ended badly.
Posted on July 30 at 9:41 p.m. (Suggest removal)
The trouble with Medicare is that it is underfunded and overpromised; the same with Social Security, and you can throw in mismanaged. It is a shame that they are going broke.
Posted on July 8 at 11:28 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Bill, that sounds like the Bronx VA.
Posted on June 23 at 10:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)
If you want to know what a casino will do for a city, go to Atlantic City, NJ. The casinos there are dumps. Promised economic development from casinos in Atlantic City did not materialize and it too became a dump.
Posted on June 20 at 3:34 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Don't watch violent TV shows and they will stop making them.
Posted on May 19 at 10:58 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Great idea, Assemblyman Santabarbara. Who's going to pay for it?
Posted on May 17 at 8:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Hamelot, that is specific enough for me. In Niskayuna, the Niskayuna Teachers’ Association is endorsing two of the three candidates for a seat on the Board of Education. This fall, negotiations will begin on a new teachers’ contract. It will be very difficult for a person endorsed by the NTA to do his or her job and advocate for the students and taxpayers of the school district in those negotiations.
Posted on May 17 at 7:42 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Anne and Michael, the purpose of a union is to fight for increases in salary and benefits, and for better workplace conditions for its members. That is it.
The Niskayuna Teachers’ Association is a union and has no place endorsing Board of Education candidates. It should not be encouraged to do so.
The Niskayuna Teachers' Association will be negotiating salary and benefit increases with the Board of Education soon.
When persons at the other side of the bargaining table are beholding to a union that endorsed them, their ability to negotiate in good faith for the interests of students and taxpayers is diminished.
Posted on May 16 at 7:25 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Hamelot, I see many instances of short-term thinking by the board: close this school, no, close that school, no, fire the superintendent nine months after extending her contract, etc. Do you have any specifics on the teacher's union exerting influence on the board?
Posted on May 16 at 11:24 a.m. (Suggest removal)
While Ms Oriola was president of the school board there were two almost school closings and the sudden unexplained resignation of the superintendent. I do not think that the school community can take another three years of Ms Oriola.