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Category: New York State issues

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Finding Good Prices in New York State

Finding Good Prices in New York State

Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? “Good prices” and “New York State”? How can those words possibly go together?! Especially when it comes to local New York business insurance. The politicians here obviously don’t get it– their hostile policies toward businesses and taxpayers are driving people out of the state, leaving a gaping deficit hole. […]

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The List of New York State Parks to Be Closed

The List of New York State Parks to Be Closed

I have not heard much of anything since Governor Paterson announced in February that New York State government would be closing 41 state parks and historic sites. Is this really going to happen? In February, Governor David A. Paterson had issued the following statement at nysparks.state.ny.us/newsroom/press-releases/release.aspx?r=776: “New York faces an historic fiscal crisis of unprecedented […]

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Central Leatherstocking Region Name Changed to "Central New York": My Opinion

Central Leatherstocking Region Name Changed to “Central New York”: My Opinion

It’s official. The unifying regional name for Oneida, Madison, Chenango, Broome, Otsego, Schoharie, and Montgomery counties– Central Leatherstocking region– has been changed by the New York Legislature to “Central New York.” Sure, Central New York is more efficient, more economical, more utilitarian, but this is what makes the changeover sad. Who knew what “leatherstocking” referred […]

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New York State to Consider Closing Parks

New York State to Consider Closing Parks

Not good news. We all know that New York State is financially strapped, and the signs of bankruptcy have been evident for years; New York State government has had years to resolve the problem, but hadn’t. Now, suddenly, the state wants to slash everything. In the big scramble to remain solvent, Governor Paterson is considering […]

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