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New York Should Be Embarrassed by “C-” Grade on Infrastructure

New York’s chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently released a sobering report about the condition of New York’s infrastructure. Overall, New York received an embarrassing “C-” grade in the report. Our bridges, roads and...

October 1, 2015
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Blankenbush: Education Task Force Needs Fresh Faces to Reform Common Core

“The governor is delusional if he thinks he is going to get any groundbreaking overhaul of Common Core from his newly-formed education task force, which is essentially the same panel that developed our state’s Common Core standards in the first...

September 29, 2015
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High-Speed Internet Needed in Rural Stretches of Our Region

I always appreciate how many of you reach out to me with your thoughts and concerns. There are many major state issues that affect you, from the economy to our children’s education. One issue my constituents often bring up supports the growth of the...

September 25, 2015
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State’s Blanket Policy on Sheltered Workshops Ignores Local Reality

Our local sheltered workshops, like Production Unlimited in Jefferson County and the one operated by the Oneida-Lewis County ARC, play an important role in providing work, a place of community, a sense of contribution and belonging for many with...

September 18, 2015
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