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Urgent need for lead testing in schools

The longer we don't test, the more we expose our children to potential lead poisoning

Our editorial: Give public answers on Start-Up NY

Our editorial: Give public answers on Start-Up NY

Delay in releasing report raises suspicions about program's effectiveness.

Government needs a plan for cameras

If Schenectady County’s refusal to release police camera footage in connection with the now-infamous car chase involving Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy last month demonstrated anything, it’s that our privacy is increasingly controlled by the government.

Motorcyclists need our protection

As the summer season gets into full swing, drivers must do their best to prevent motorcycle crashes

New York bill would speed up release of public records

Once again, the state Legislature has an opportunity to make it more difficult for the government to deny citizens access to public records in a timely manner.

Restrict LLC money going to Albany

One of the most significant ways politicians are tempted to abuse their power is through the influence of large campaign contributions.

New NYRA bill must include transparency

Legislation includes more local, industry representation, but should follow open government laws to ensure accountability

No more secrecy in mayor chase

Release camera footage, hold briefing from police commissioner in public

State attorney general should investigate mayor vehicle pursuit

As each second unwinds in the riveting 911 audio tape of the frantic woman being chased through the dark streets of Schenectady by Mayor Gary McCarthy, more questions keep racing through your head.

New York can make do with less government

New York state residents concerned about the growing cost of government as a result of duplicating services and overlapping administrations sure aren't showing their displeasure at the polls.

Hold off on funding of solar project

Too many questions to answer before releasing $485.5 million in taxpayer money

High Notes

Spotlighting the good being done in our communities

Governor seeks reasonable changes to alcohol law

Let’s try to get inside the head of the New York state legislator who came up with the idea to limit the sale of alcohol on Sundays to no earlier than noon.

In fairness, Tampon Tax needs to go

Women shouldn't be singled out for a state tax on a necessary item

Lessons to be learned from arrest

SCCC president's DWI arrest raises questions about handling of matter

Better uses of time than cat declawing bill

Lawmakers waste time with unnecessary bill while other pressing matters go unresolved

Bus company has right to its own video

City can't justify withholding video from company that shot it

Want to make a difference? Vote today

School elections give citizens a genuine opportunity to effect change

It’s time to end parade of lawmakers headed to prison

One argument in favor of tough sentencing for public corruption is that it will send a message to other politicians that such conduct will not be tolerated.

Better late than never for DA to step aside in Troy shooting case

It took a while, but Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove appears to have finally done what he should have done weeks ago, no questions asked: let New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman investigate the fatal police shooting of a Troy man.

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