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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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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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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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be serious about early retirement incentive

Governor..you are not being honest about state employees not taking the early retirements and so now saying you have no choice but to lay people off.you have not offered it to all state employees ,but only your chosen ones..taxpayers there are many probably dozens of high paid ny state corrections officers,sergeants and lieutenants all making 60-100,000 dollars a year, not counting overtime begging for a retirement option...NEVER ...more »

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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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Segregation of Smokers

How about you top segregating the smokers of new york. i understand you have the right to not inhale our second hand smoke hence the reason we cant smoke in resturants or any building for that matter, which is not a problem that is fine. I am talking about the new taxes on ciggerettes. We have every right and freedom to smoke if thats what we choose. I dont see you raising alcohol taxes, or lottery, which are also lesiure ...more »

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dignity will make them stay

state correction officers are retiring in record numbers and now leglislation has passed to allow more liquad vacation days on retirement for extra years served. save your money that wont work. what is wanted and needed is respect and dignity for this dangerous job. try this instead: hold your prison administrators accountable for managing the prisons with respect.security staff is scorned by civilian leadership which ...more »

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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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Responses to these posts

Find a daring politician to actually respond to these posts. Lack of response shows just how backwards the gov't is. If there is no response, why did taxpayers pay for this website?

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Stop state agencies from holding useless meetings

I recently retired from the State. Every year the State agency for which I worked would hold a 3 day conclave for middle and upper management (Grade25's and above) at West Point. Their stay at a local hotel and their meals were all paid for by the Taxpayers. They would spend their time listening to motivational and inspirational speakers who were also paid for by the taxpayers. These lectures were overgeneralized, had ...more »

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GET RID OF PERKS

What is a SUPERINTENDENT who is making well over 100,000 a year doing driving a state vehicle to and from work? YOU CAN AFFORD YOUR OWN CAR, GAS, INS., AND MAINTANANCE! I HAVE TO DO IT MAKING 30,000 A YEAR!

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