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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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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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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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State Police Priority

Our village is in a situation similar to several small communities with a police force that we likely can't afford and there are some that would say eliminate it and let the New York State Police handle the load. I hope this never happens since each and every day I see evidence that the New York State Police are totally useless and have no desire to actually solve crimes but instead only to torment good citizens with ...more »

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tax cuts

What effects will the Bush Tax Cuts that were recently ratified with changes have on NYS?

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SCHOOL CONSOLODATION NOW !!!

Having just discovered this site, I think it a good idea, providing SOMEONE'S READING IT! After review, two things are clear, people are frustrated and they need expenses reduced. You HAVE to take a look at the bigger picture. Where are the majority of your tax dollars going? Most know that answer, the schools. 46% is devoted to school tax. The remaining 14% is divided between the Feds, state, and other local programs ...more »

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improve real estate values

encourage people from out of state to buy second homes by allowing their child to to be consider as nys residence when applying to suny, this may help to develop up state areas by increase their tax base, it could also help stabilize the value of one's home. to help off set the influx of new student a small rental tax could be imposed. the state of maine for instance has a 3% tax on vacation rentals. in maine ...more »

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removal of taxes for early IRA Surrender, for unemployed

I am not sure if this is the proper place to voice concerns, that prior to the upcoming tax years end, people who had to surrender their retirement I.R.A.s to live on, due to either unemployment or just a sheer lack of income, desperately need the government to step up and eliminate the penalties or taxes these people will faced with prior to APRIL 16th, the Tax Years End. Personally, loss of my employment, loss of my ...more »

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Staighten our our goverment

What is wrong with this government! This country is going to pot.... All this goverment does is tax the poor people and put the american people into debth. I have a great idea.... Stop taxing the american people having americans loose there jobs, cant afford their bills and go into dept. Why dont you cut your salaries, and your spending and give back to the poor people not a day salery lost by the poor people but ...more »

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Cap School Tax

MUST CAP SCHOOL TAXES! Flat tax, no increases, districts must deal with monies they have, unions must renogiate contracts based on new financial realities

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