Changing constitution could cost New Yorkers

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion For instance, workman’s compensation could be changed, education could lose funding or the Adirondack and Catskill parks could be exposed to private interests without regard for environmental concerns.To hold this constitutional convention would cost New York state taxpayers anywhere from $47 million to $200 million. This is money that could be better spent on other needs of the state.The more affordable way to make changes to the constitution is by amendments. Make your legislators accountable for the changes needed.I encourage you to get out and vote Nov. 7. The referendum line is on the back of the ballot. So flip your ballot over and vote no — against the New York State Constitutional Convention.Barbara StowellCentral BridgeMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes For most people, this will be an off year for voting. Local elections don’t traditionally bring a big turnout. But this year’s Election Day is very important to all New Yorkers.We are being asked to vote on a referendum to have or not to have a state constitutional convention. If this is allowed to happen, we could expose our state constitution to potential changes that would affect issues such as worker’s rights, education and environmental protections.last_img read more

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Spa City Democrats offer to remove hate

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionRe Feb. 12 article, “KKK fliers found on car windshields in Saratoga Springs”: Thank you for calling attention to the Ku Klux Klan recruitment flyers which were distributed downtown and placed on car windshields this past weekend. This message of hate and intolerance has no place in our inclusive city.The Saratoga Springs Democratic Committee [SSDC] has a service to remove hate graffiti, which would extend to gathering and disposing of hate literature such as this example. Contact Courtney DeLeonardis, SSDC Chair, at Courtney.DeLeonardis@saratogadems.org and she will alert the graffiti removal team for prompt action. This is a nonpartisan effort to support the city we all love.Otis MaxwellSaratoga SpringsMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

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There’s hope for getting past all this

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThe lines were 100, and in the larger cities 1,000. They had finally done it. It took decades before the majority decided to be the majority. It took the lives of thousands more children for the majority to learn that they, in fact, had had the power all along.Then all hell broke loose. The “lobby” pulled their fear out of their closets and drawers and cabinets, and went out on the streets. There were banners calling for civil war. There were bombings and more would die defending that “amendment.”As time moved on, the truth of the many extinguished the fear of the few. Glints of hard metal were visible in the sunlight. They put their fears on the conveyor belt and turned to sign some official papers. When it was over, they went back to their homes.Naturally, the murders subsided, but the afflicted turned to other ways to soothe their pain. It was all right, though. Love and truth prevailed and therapy replaced bullets.Michael Daugherty Sr.Clifton ParkMore from The Daily Gazette:High-risk COVID exposure reported in Clifton ParkFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationControversial solar project goes before Clifton Park Planning BoardGame 7: Shenendehowa grad and Braves rookie Ian Anderson gets start with World Series spot on the li…last_img read more

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M25 spending reaches £100m

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Brighton rock around the clock

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Novotel relieves Leeds hotel shortage

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Industrial Agency Team of the Year

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The Few Towers

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JLL Euro chief to leave after 30 years at firm

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Victoria set to give Belfasts shoppers a Square deal

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