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Local Government

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vote for a new government

I suggest that come nov. you think of the words corruption and incombent. Vote for a new kind of person one who is not yet in the thick of

things in Albany. Make NY a new place to live. You certainly can't comfortably live here now

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State Operations

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DRUG TESTING FOR WELFARE RECIPIENTS

Mandatory drug testing in order to collect welfare checks is something I'd like to see. And why not implement the same idea as WIC program does for food stamps? You are only allowed to buy what is EXACTLY printed on the voucher. I can't tell you how many times I'm standing behind someone on state aid with steak, chips, pop and other JUNK in their carts while I'm buying ground chuck!! I've paid taxes for over 30 ...more »

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Public Policy

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Solution to Food Stamps

Allow the food stamp credits to be used ONLY on foods that are not taxed. Like fruits, vegetables and necessary beverages like milk.

 

It will curb wasteful spending for unhealthy foods that simply lead to lower healthy quality and increased health care expenses which are likely subsidized by taxpayers also.

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31 votes
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Local School Savings

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Stop Unnecessary School Spending Just Because It's Always Been Done That Way

Really take a hard look at school spending and start implementing changes from the top down. There is so much waste in public schools that it is beyond comprehension. I do in fact work in a public school system and know first hand what I am talking about. No one likes to see lay-offs but sometimes they are the way to reduce unnecessary spending. Having been laid off twice from a school position I also know what I ...more »

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30 votes
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Local Government

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Welfare

Force welfare recipients to "volunteer" a certain number of hours to improve their community in order to get their check. Even though they receive a check each month they will feel that they are working for free and many will go out and get a real job.

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30 votes
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Local Government

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Lower the amount of money given to people on welfare

Lower the amount of money given to people on welfare. people are making a living on having multiple children and us tax payers are paying for their food, houses, daycare ..ect. for being in a budget crisis cut these people off or do a better job at seeing who really needs it.

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Transparency

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waisted top heavy departments

cut down on high paid administrators in all state depts.first of all there are plenty of mid to high level supervisors who actually know whats going on.in the dept of corrections for example..you have sergents above them lieutenants and captains. sergeants are first line and lieutenants are the shift commanders overseeing almost everything.the 3 deputy superintendents and superintendents are not at all vital..some of ...more »

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29 votes
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State Operations

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Taxation and TAX CAP

We desperately need both a property tax cap, and reformation of the way we distribute our school tax burden. We must be innovative and follow other lower tax states examples on how to provide quality education, while simultaneously lowering our insane tax burden. The time for both property tax relief, and reform is now. I am sure most suggestions will revolve around those principles.

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27 votes
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State Operations

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NYS vehicle fleet

Reduce the fleet of NYS government cars by 85%. No one needs to use one to drive to work every day. The other should be put in a pool for legitimate use.

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23 votes
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State Operations

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OUTSOURCING OF NYS JOBS

Question: Why am I sitting at my desk in NY State sending a Teacher Questionnaire and a student IEP to NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Division of Diability Determination TO: PO BOX 8783, LONDON, KENTUCKY???????????

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20 votes
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State Operations

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split New York into two states

I suggest you file for insolvency then split the state into two states with New York City being a state unto itself an the rest to revert back to the original name of New Amsterdam making it the 51st state.

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20 votes
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Local School Savings

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Universal Pre K Program

I suggest that you delete the Universal Pre-K program from the budget or change the parameters. When this program began it was intended to allow lower income families to get free tuition at preschools. Now, the program is open to everyone, regardless of income, and must be done by a lottery system. Therefore, the family making a ton of money has the same chance to get a slot as the low income family who really needs ...more »

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