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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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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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Save Police Overtime

Currently under VTL 1806 it is no longer necessary for state trooper to show up in court for a traffic ticket, unless there is a trial. However, this change has not gone through to other to state police entities such SUNY Police (definitely), New York State Park Police (maybe) and Environmental Conversation Officers. I think the law was changed partially so the state and municipalities could save on police overtime, ...more »

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On-Line Ticket Database and Revenue From It

Right now you can get your driving record online. Most traffic ticket today are electronic-OCA and DMV both have access to them. I think DMV should set up a site where you can search for your lost ticket and you pay to find and print. You could charge $10 per search. I think it would be a good way for state to raise revenue.

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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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control self serving administrators

state agencies need to stop issuing notices of discipline like candy..they should be reserved for the uttermost difficult employees who have committed very serious acts or omissions.they cost taxpayers alot of money .missed work hours on arbitration hearings, travel pay etc...most of the time they come from vandictive administrators..its out of control.the director of labor relations needs to be realistic as to how serious ...more »

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Seperating Drinking and Driving is a MUST

Seperating Drinking and Driving Driving is a priviledge NOT a right. When that priviledge is abused punishment MUST be imposed. Why do we keep turning a blind eye to EVERY fatal DWI? Because it didn't happen to us personally? A drivers license is just that, a right to DRIVE. Create a license to purchase alcohol and if that is abused, it should be taken away according to the three strikes law and the accused can ...more »

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Cellphone use while driving

Put a chip in every vehicle to block the cell phone signal while the vehicle is in drive. Put a bypass through to 911

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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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TAXES

Education should be funded at the state level. School taxes, as well as local property taxes must be capped in order for new york state to remain competitive. We must see how other states control their tax situations, and become a leader in innovative taxing solutions. New York State must cut their state spending dramatically, but more than anything we need meaningful tax reform immediately. Record numbers of New Yorker's ...more »

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WHATS HAPPENED

I hAD 18 IDEAS PREVIOUSLY LISTED NONE OF THEM SHOW AND i CANT LOG IN WHATS GOING ON ??

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UNEMPLOYMENT in New York State!!!

Unemployment here in NYS is very high....they need to have a tier 5 Unemployment extension for all the so-called "99ers"....those who have exhausted all their benefits and are still unable to find jobs. These people are losing everything from their homes, vehicles, and even in some cases, their families. They can't even put food on the table. For this to happen in the great USA, the land of opportunity, is truly unbelievable. ...more »

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