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Posted on November 29 at 6:42 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Election Day performance refers to the machine totals.
The machines have not been failing in New York, where they undergo repeat reviewing.

Additionally, a portion of the paper ballots are hand checked against the machine results. This is the simplest way to ensure people aren't programming machines to give results that are different from teh paper ballots.

Machine voting is not akin to secret voting.

From: Black Friday for Tkaczyk

Posted on October 30 at 2:39 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The city council basically just went into conference. This happens all the time with the state Legislature, in the state Senate or Assembly, when the majority party will call for a break in the session to hold a conference meeting. In this meeting they decide how to vote on an impending issue.

What happened in the city council meeting isn't unique to a specific political party or level of government. That's not to say it is good or bad, but that it is a recurring element of our two-party system.

From: Democrats mull axing Bennett

Posted on September 15 at 1:39 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Good grab. Second reference is supposed to be Rensselaer County.
Will fix this version. Thanks

From: GOP rivals look to November

Posted on September 14 at 2:29 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The Buffalo News and Newsday blogs had it a day before the Des Moines Register.

Also, the Capital Tonight blog reported it.

From: Des Moines gets the scoop on Gillibrand

Posted on May 3 at 8:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Come back for my print story tomorrow.

From: Whole Foods Market coming to Colonie

Posted on April 8 at 3:47 p.m. (Suggest removal)

He said he's not a communist anymore...

From: Controversial speaker talks of greener energy at Siena

Posted on March 31 at 12:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The max participation of 1-3 hours per day barely scratches the surface of the time some people spend on facebook.

From: How much time do you spend on Facebook?

Posted on March 19 at 9:04 p.m. (Suggest removal)

In terms of low-sulfur oil for heating, studies demonstrated that the more efficient burning fuel would end up saving money, even if the oil cost more during the transition phase.
This is unlike ethanol, which doesn't run your car as efficiently.

From: Low-sulfur fuel oil focus of dispute over state mandates

Posted on March 5 at 3:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)

This tax shouldn't apply to people South of Westchester, at least not at its current levels. $200,000 is a lot of money in the North Country, but it is not a tidy sum when you're supporting a family in New York City on that amount.
The Millionaire's tax should exist, but it should be a tax that actually applies to millionaires.

From: Editorial: Keep tax surcharge on 'millionaires'

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