Campaign: Local School Savings

More overseeing of costly discipline

I suggest That the governor's office get more involved in costly discipline of employees. Myself and several other employees were at an arbitration hearing awhile ago, all waiting to testify, and all on overtime.5 of us at 60.00 an hour. We got there at 9/am and at 2/pm the state employee prosecutor took 2 of us to testify, then told the other 3 to come back in 2 weeks.UNBELIEVABLE!!!. The other 3 made 300.00 each for ...more »

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save discipline for serious employee misconduct

i suggest that the governor get involved and in fact do a study on why the labor relations dept of the ny state dept of corrections makes everything a notice of discipline instead of just talking and correcting employees on the facility level. this has increased 10 fold over the last ten years. its pretty obvious that they are creating job security for themselves. N.O.Ds cost millions a year on overtime of witness employees, ...more »

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Campaign: State Operations

Property Tax

I suggest we do away with all assessments and tax all residential properties at a flat rate. The flat rate could be done each town or state wide. Currently a property tax could range from $100 to $30,000 Eliminating the assessment would 1.- balance out low med and high income payments, let’s remember that each tax payer throughout the state receives the same basic items government, roads, utilities etc. 2.- There would ...more »

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End users are ripped off by ESCOs

I strongly believe that the ESCOs supplying the same gas as the utility companies are in business for profit. It is absurd that an ESCO could sell gas to a customer, through the utility company's pipelines, the same gas that goes to the customer's neighbour, at a lower price. That means that the utility company provides the ESCO with a special discount in order to allow the ESCO to make a profit. The losers are the end ...more »

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Start with being honest.

Admit that State health and pension plans are insufficiently funded. And the $ that was there, was borrowed and spent to cover annual shortfalls. This is a loaded gun pointed at future legislatures. We cannot continue to fund NYS Cadillac health and benefit plans when NYS is broke and massively in debt.

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Benefits

I suggest you bring public employee benefits in line with the private sector. These taxes are killing us and New York

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Campaign: Local Government

taxs sharing revenue

Real waste an savings would be to combine towns 6 into one saving billions in adminstration cost in ny but hey we dont want to upset the bosses in ny who have peachy retirements coming . With computors easly be done like who needs 6 town assesors. 6 town halls,6 town police depts.6 school supertendants . list goes on an on waste is having people do same thing using computors easy . I suggest that by sharing each town ...more »

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FW Franklin Fenton

I bid farewell to our beloved Governor Paterson on a job well done. The courage you have exhibited during your term as governor will have an everlasting expression in New Yorker. Whether the populace wishes to give you credit for your hard works and determinations you have expressed, history will certainly prove that you have done an excellent job as a pro-tempo Governor. I wish you well in all your endeavors. If by ...more »

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Campaign: Public Policy

Food Stamps Overhauled

I suggest that people who receive Food Stamps from the state (or county) should be under the same guidelines as people who receive WIC. I have seen so many people wasting taxpayer money on purchasing candy, chips, soda, and other types of junk food with taxpayer money; it disgusts me. People who receive government assistance should be more responsible.

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HIGH-PRICED BENEFITS

Why do the employees of a near-bankrupt state still have CADILLAC BENEFITS? My employer just recently 'saved' billions of dollars by cutting our 'Cadillac' medical insurance to that of the 'average worker'...why doesn't the state go to a 'high-deductible' plan as well?

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