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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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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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straight talk...or WALK!

i suggest you do something here in this forum to show the taxpayers and newyorkers that you are serious about wanting change.governor, comptrollor,or someone...can you please give us a list of what youv done in state agencies so far to change or to be more transparent. just because we have this tool does not mean it can still all be swept under the carpet....what has changed???? what suggestions have you used????

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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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employee discipline wastes money

to the person stating that he dosnt know why discipline of employees causes waste....you have to pay the employee if they are not suspended a days wage for going to the hearing, you then have to replace them at the facility usually on overtime. all the employee witnesses called to the hearing are paid their usual wage and they have to be replaced usually with overtime. if the hearing is in a further location because of ...more »

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prison cameras serve the administrators improperly

there is absolutely no supervision of management in our correctional facilities....NONE..maybe building 2 dosnt realize that the captains and deputy superintendents act like highschool kids with their vindictive behavior towards security staff, or maybe its just accepted that prison cameras are used for reason other than what the taxpayer money was spent for, which is: to investigate legitimate complaints of documnented ...more »

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promote good relations

start building good relations between state depts and their employees. i was amazed when i was at a state building this week and the preparer said " is it true the inmates in the state jails arnt the problem that its the administrators..she went on to say that so many of the employees come in and tell her that the stress is unbelievable,but its not from the criminals.WOW! she said that seems to be the reason people are ...more »

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stop the costly vindictiveness

start supervising these administrators..gawddd dont you know that they are out of control,especially deputy supers and supers of these corrections facilities.it is so true that they use their dislike for an employee to abuse their position of authority by setting employees up and issuing costly notice of disciplines only to have an arbitrator wonder why its even before him/her and dismiss the charges..i blame the governor ...more »

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stop the rediclulous training

in regards to the article about the state agencies holding useless meetings: in the dept of corrections when a security staff member gets promoted they go to 2 weeks of school...LOL usually 2-4 years after the promotion.. can you believe how mismanged and wasteful that is.sometimes a guy makes sergeant and 3 years later right before he makes lieutenant the state wastes money to send him to sergeant school for 2 weeks..LOL ...more »

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let the readers create polls

give this site the ability to create polls for opinion. in other words, allow us to create poll questions for the readers to answer and vote on..lets see what people really think. forget the down vote..dont allow it. that allows administrators to down it because they are the guilty party. of course they dont want accountability...they caused this mess!

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Bicycle Paths and Street Promonades. Who needs them!

We have spent millions on street promonades so the homeless have a place to sit and the tourists can take pictures. We have bicycle paths as if this was the European country side. Driving in NYC has always been a nightmare but now it is ridiculous and very confusing. Obviosly yhe mayor would like to see no cars in the street. Only tourists and bicyclers. Pretty soon you will have to pay for a bicycle license and he will ...more »

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