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Call back Legislature to address flood issues in Fort Plain In response to the extreme flooding that devastated portions of Montgomery County last month, I introduced legislation that would allow, at local option, people to seek a lowered property tax assessment for their flood-damaged homes and businesses. The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors unanimously endorsed the measure because it would help the people of Fort Plain to rebuild their lives, their homes and their businesses. ...


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janesjoys
August 8, 2013
1:46 p.m.

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Bob - who will pay for the drug tests? how often will they be required? who will feed the children if the mother or father fails the test? I do agree that there needs to be consequences for cheating the system, but I sure as heck would hate to go without toilet paper or electricity. The whole system needs an overhaul.

ronzo
August 8, 2013
4:15 p.m.

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Bob: Florida tried drug testing of welfare recipients and the program backfired. 2.6% tested positive (mostly marijuana), which is a rate less than their state workers who flunked the state employee drug test. Who paid for all that? The Florida taxpayers. Florida, New York and the national system badly needs an overhaul.

wmarincic
August 8, 2013
5:58 p.m.

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janesjoy, again you are uninformed. As far as electricity and toilet paper there is a stipend for that and there is also HEAP, that is why we hear of people using their EBT card at casinos and strip clubs.

janesjoys
August 9, 2013
2:54 a.m.

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wmarincic - I am very aware of HEAP but please give me a site where I can research these stipends available for toilet paper. Again, I, also, hear a lot of things.

wmarincic
August 9, 2013
7:06 a.m.

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janesjoy, please contact Schenectdy DSS and speak to a case manager. You will be very surprised.

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