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Barclay

State Property Checks Explained

My office has been getting calls from constituents who are understandably confused about two rebate checks the state has begun to mail to property taxpayers and whether they should expect to receive one, none or both. I want to try to clarify for the public what these checks are and who should receive them. […]

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Letters to the Editor

Mudslinging 101

A recent letter to the editor posted by the Oswego County Republican Chairman has prompted me to write this letter. He has taken facts and request for action and labeled them as “Mudslinging.” Which is just what people caught doing something questionable do. […]

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Ritchie

You Spoke, Albany Listened: No New Plates

With some motor vehicle license plates peeling and others unreadable by law enforcement, Governor Cuomo recently announced a plan to replace them. However, the plan didn’t require just those plates to be replaced, it called for all plates older than 10 years – even those perfectly legible – to be changed out. […]

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Barclay

Conflicting Energy Goals

For years, advocates who self-define as environmentalist have argued that New Yorkers must lessen their reliance on fossil fuels. Their first targets were any facilities that generated electricity by burning coal and, now, as a result of their advocacy, New York has either closed or converted its coal plants to natural gas. […]