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Posted on January 6 at 7:50 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Good suggestions, but two flies in this ointment: 1) Buybacks cost money and the state, not to mention most localities, is broke and 2) A very high percentage of gun crimes involve guns obtained in other states, whether legally or illegally.

From: State should consider buybacks, permits as gun-control strategies

Posted on January 6 at 7:45 a.m. (Suggest removal)

These measures may merit passage, but they are not "gun control" legislation. They are punishment bills--increasing the punishment for those caught violating the laws. They will do little or nothing to prevent illegal gun usage.

From: Skelos offers gun control plan

Posted on December 29 at 7:25 a.m. (Suggest removal)

If you want to know why local taxes are high consider how many hands are open wanting your tax dollars. It's time to eliminate most of those towns and let the county take over their responsibility. That will save tens of thousands of dollars and increase efficiency of service delivery.

From: Saratoga County sets property tax rates

Posted on December 23 at 8:28 a.m. (Suggest removal)

It's interesting that we can spend billions of dollars to scan who gets on a commercial airplane flight, but not the money to safeguard our children. Why not take some of the $68 billion spent by the US Dept. of Education on that effort? In fact, why not spend all of it!

From: Banning weapons creates underground market

Posted on December 23 at 8:23 a.m. (Suggest removal)

We wouldn't want to deprive our children of the time they need to play violent video games!

From: Schenectady keeping work in school

Posted on December 21 at 7:53 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Residents of Galway need a new school board--one whose members understand the economics of our times and the foolishness of trying to go it alone.

From: Galway school board rejects Broadalbin-Perth merger overtures

Posted on December 16 at 8:38 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The devil is in the details. A bad cliff deal would be worse than no deal at all. It all depends on how they balance the needs of the present with the needs of the future. If we put off reforming entitlements, the problem will just be harder to solve down the road. If we put off reducing our national debt today, it will hurt more tomorrow. So no deal is better than a bad deal that doesn't address future needs.

From: Many casualties if no 'cliff' deal

Posted on December 16 at 8:35 a.m. (Suggest removal)

WRONG. Government is already pushing solar power too much, wasting tax payer dollars by betting on specific companies and technologies instead of letting the market choose the winners. What America does NOT need now is more wasting of our tax dollars on failed policies.

From: Government must push solar power more

Posted on December 12 at 7:35 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Congratulations to the 385 intelligent, courageous individuals who were not cowed into voting for educational suicide.

From: Oppenheim-Ephratah approves merger with St. Johnsville in second vote

Posted on December 9 at 7:47 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Maybe what's going on is simpler than Keller thinks. Maybe it's just recognition on the part of 5 Democrats that the leaders of their party in the Senate are incompetent as we saw a few years ago and the only chance of reasonable policy decisions depends on aligning themselves with the Republicans.

From: Power play bodes ill for bipartisanship in state Legislature

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