Articles on the Constitution by Joseph Spector

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Ithaca Journal
Joseph Spector
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
 ALBANY -- School districts that stayed within the property-tax cap had little trouble winning support from voters on Tuesday. Those that strayed had difficulty. 
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lohud.com
Joseph Spector
Saturday, May 5, 2012
 ALBANY — The state’s fiscal woes may have been largely remedied, but the problems have been pushed down to local governments. And perhaps nowhere is it more pronounced than in upstate cities. 
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Ithaca Journal
Joseph Spector
Sunday, April 8, 2012
 ALBANY -- From 1985 through 2004, it was a state Capitol tradition: April 1 would pass, and the state budget was not approved.In 2004, the budget went unresolved until Aug. 11, the latest in state history. In 2010, the record was almost surpassed:...
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Ithaca Journal
Jon Campbell
Thursday, March 1, 2012
ALBANY -- The congressional maps released late Wednesday would upend the state's political landscape, giving Monroe County more of its own seat and providing more compact districts in the Hudson Valley and Southern Tier.
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lohud.com
Joseph Spector
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
 Bill Samuels, the chairman of the New Roosevelt Foundation, will be our guest in the Gannett Albany Bureau studio today at 1 p.m. to discuss a new initiative, the Citizens’ Committee for an Effective Constitution, that will push for reforms...
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Vote Up
Joseph Spector
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Sen. Michael Nozzolio, R-Fayette, Seneca County, defended the decision by Senate Republicans to add a 63rd Senate seat, saying Republicans are simply following the state constitution that outlines the number of seats based on the population.
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Vote Up
Joseph Spector
Monday, January 9, 2012
Senate Republicans on Friday evening quietly put in paperwork to add a 63rd seat in the Senate, ostensibly aimed at helping their chances of retaining the majority in a newly drawn Senate in November.
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Democrat and Chronicle
Joseph Spector
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The Seneca Nation of Indians today said it’s starting a “statewide advocacy and advertising campaign” to promote the money it provides to the state and stress that it has exclusive gaming rights in western New York.
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