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ASSEMBLYWOMAN DIDI BARRETT RE: WHY CAMPAIGN FINANCE IS IMPORTANT AND HOW IT COULD WORK

Written by Didi Barrett A lot of column inches in Albany blogs and daily newspapers have been expended in the last few months, taking the daily temperature of the recently formed Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption. Based on its name alone, the commission has a worthy purpose — there is no question that Albany …

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THE FARM BILL AND FOOD STAMPS: WHAT HAPPENED AND WHY?

The Farm Bill is probably more important to voters around Columbia County than the Food Stamp Program now know as SNAP.  These two concepts were always legislatively together, and farmers were happy to have it so.  Why did this partnership dissolve?  Elizabeth Drew’s article covers the history and the downfall of this combination with a …

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More INformation about the 6 Ballot Questions on the ballot this November 5th

Harriet Greisser sent me this link to get more information about the 6 Ballot Questions. Become an expert! Amaze your friends with your detailed knowledge about important stuff!  Click on this site: http://www.nyccfb.info/public/voter-guide/general_2013/ballot_proposals.aspx Also see the rprevious article in this Blog

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Interview with Sam Pratt, new Germantown Resident

This article is from Enid Futterman’s blog. I’m sorry it wasn’t me that set up an interview with him nw that he is a local resident, but this article gives you an insight into his political interests.  Another resource that needs to be tapped! Kay Abraham  537-5404 [Sam Pratt told] Michael Singer and a roomful …

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Obamacare opens for business

Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2013 12:30 am By Kyle Adams Columbia-Greene Media Oct. 1 will mark the first major implementation of the Affordable Care Act in New York State as New York State of Health, “the official health plan marketplace of New York State,” opens for business. The marketplace aims to provide New Yorkers with “quality, low-cost” …

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