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NY Court of Appeals will review frack-ban lawsuits

From Casey Seiler’s column in the Times Union Aug. 29, 2013 Posted on August 29, 2013 at 11:04 am by Casey Seiler, Capitol bureau chief – Times Union The state’s top court will review appeals in two lawsuits fighting the ability of local governments to ban hydrofracking within their borders. The suits pit the Cooperstown …

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Maxine Waters on why HR 1256 IS A DANGEROUS BILL:

 By bringing H.R. 1256 up under a closed rule, the Republican Majority refused to allow any amendments on the bill, and limited debate and understanding of a bill that has broad implications for everyday Americans.  The complete text of [Representative Maxine waters ] floor statement follows.   As prepared for delivery:   I’d like to …

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Does Purchasing 2 AR-15 Rifles Make the Town More Secure?

I plan to send this letter to all Board members and to Bruce Bohnsack. (Because he is interested and concerned)  I will send an e-mail advising our membership of what I am sending as an individual,–not as from the GDO, since we haven’t had an opportunity to discuss this among the membership. I will ask …

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Register-Star article re: Joel Craig to run for Town Supervisor

Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 12:30 am By John Mason Hudson-Catskill Newspapers GERMANTOWN — Germantown Deputy Supervisor Joel Craig, a Republican, announced Tuesday that he will be a candidate for town supervisor this fall. Current Supervisor Roy Brown, also a Republican, announced in January that he would not seek re-election. Brown has held the top spot …

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Court May Decide Fate of Property Tax Caps

HERE’S an article from the Albany Times Union’s columnist, Fred LeBrun, that gives a thoughtful analysis of the issues before the court.  The implications could be profound as Mr. LeBrun lays out in a fairly long piece below:   Tax cap denies a ‘sound, basic’ education system Fred LeBrun, Commentary Published 8:39 pm, Saturday, February 23, …

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