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Rather than grow ethanol, we should urge congress to remove the 54 cent a gallon tax on imported etahnol. Many american trucks can operate on flex fuels, which makes inexpensive sugar ethanol suitable for upstate New York, while hybrid electric cars are more suitable for large cities. Buying ethanol from countries such as Haiti, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic-all of which currently produce sugar-would boost the economies of countries from whom many of our illegal immigrants come from to seek a better life.
Please make them STOP trying to lure large companies or entrepreneurial fast growth gazelles into upstate NY to revitalize the economy. It's an expensive waste of time and it doesn't even really work.
Opposite the JAVITS CENTER, pier 76 is a tow-away pound (a "temporary" use dating back to 1980). A public/private solution would be to redeem your parking ticket at a convenient midtown location and then be directed to private parking lots where the cars have been dispersed to claim your car. This will free-up this pier for new uses.
Jonathan King stated:
In order to suppport the CBOs who are part of Universal Pre-K all certified per-k teachers should be part of the DOE. Thie will insure equity and assist CBos in retaining quality teachers and provide consistency for our children. When teachers leave for more money there isn't the dedication nor the commitment needed to provide developmentally appropriate education for our youngest learners. With job security comes longevity which in turn helps develop teachers and provides the CBO with needed professional development opportunities.
Consolidate the various state agencies with primary emergency response and public safety duties; State Police, Office of Fire Prevention and Control, State Emergency Management Office, Dept of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, within the Office of Homeland Security. Since OHS was created to “…oversee and coordinate the state’s homeland security resources..” it would seem the greatest oversight and coordination and efficiency would be possible if these operations were under a single commissioner who reported directly to the governor.
NY labor law excludes farmworkers from many rights, including a day of rest, overtime pay, and protection when bargaining collectively.
Dear Team: the state is currently unable to get an instant balance on what it has on deposit!--it's technology is a mish mash of several systems. Recently, several agencies made up their mind- Oracle's Peoplesoft is the best and most fair plateform to run all state finances. A majority of agencies and the Comproller have Peoplesoft. The rest are running 20 year old technology. Please stop the waste and standardize on Peoplesoft and let's have a real fiancial system for a change. Peoplesoft runs the largest states and has won 11 of the last 12 states--it is the standard..impliment it now so you can responsibly track our tax dollars!!!
NY labor law unfairly excludes farmworkers from many rights, including a day of rest, overtime pay, and protection when bargaining collectively, rights guaranteered to the majority of other workers in New York which I and many others believe should be granted to farm workers as well. I hope that this will be a priority for Governor-Elect Eliot Spitzer during his administration.
Agricultural trade is now legally allowed between U.S. farmers and Cuba. The problem for farmers in New York State is the shipping situation. It is my understanding that currently only 2 U.S. ports in the state of Florida allow agricultural products to be shipped to Cuba. That makes it very difficult for New York farmer to compete, not only with farmers in the U.S. closer to those Florida ports but also with Canadian farmers (obviously Canada doesn't have the same restrictions and Canadian ports are open to Canadian farmers to ship products to Cuba).
Over the past 10 growing seasons or so there have been a number of weather disasters that have struck agriculture in NYS, as well as the northeast, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars of crop losses over the years.
My post entitled "More self-appointed farmworker advocate misinformation" was dumped. Why? These people are continuing to make robotic posts that are repeatedly stating misinformation and falsehoods. What's the problem with someone that is actually ...
Governor Elect Spitzer:
switch from property to income tax to fund schools. Then appoint a commission to monitor all local school districts and how they spend money. There's alot of waste that could be avoided if the state audited how money is spent. Also pass laws that will ensure that those who are responsible for spending school money are COMPETENT AND QUALIFIED to spend, as well as fiscally responsible individuals.