This Week's 'New York NOW' Poll Question
Are you concerned about the future of the EPA under President Trump?
Last Week's Results
Do you agree with the governor’s consolidation proposal?
Your thoughts on the the governor's consolidation proposal:
Answer: No."All you do is steal from one market for another. NJ had the smarts to vote down new casinos in the northern part of NJ. Demographics also damaging traditional casinos long term as well. The younger age group are not into it." -Mark C., Hoboken, NJ
Answer: No."King Andy should get rid of all the unfunded mandates forced on town and county governments then they will be able to survive, but we hear nary a peep about this from his majesty just more gimmicks." -Gus B., Owego
Answer: Yes."The same concept should be applied to overlapping and duplicative state authorities and agencies many of whom answer to no one." -Larry P., Great Neck
Answer: No. "Governor has had no increase in state aid to cities, villages and county's budgets for a long time. Total waste of time." -Ernie G., Hastings-on-Hudson
Answer: No."Shared services equals lower labor cost. It is a no brainier." -Tommy M., Yonkers
Answer: No."Already have consolidated town and village as much as possible without losing the desirable and unique features of village living." -Judy L., Champlain
Answer: No."Cuomo has a short memory. Municipalities and school districts are only now recovering from the 2008 recession. We consolidated and downsized as a matter of survival. Where more opportunities exist, let's incentivize partnerships. His blanket statements about fiefdoms and waste are indicative of a governor who is out of touch - especially with upstate NY. The record increases in school aid that he boasts of are but a return to levels that existed prior to 2009-10." -Paul A., Dansville
Answer: No."Cuomo's plan ignores what local government has been doing for many years. Towns and villages regularly participate in state, county, and school based cooperative purchasing programs that were in place before he came into office." -Bruce D., Port Jefferson
Answer: No."Albany has mandated programs without funding them that the Counties have to fund on the back of County taxpayers. Plus he stands there and claims it's the fault of local governments while he tours the state handing out hundreds of millions of dollars to private companies, cities and miscellaneous ventures that are mostly not as important as funding mandated programs, infrastructure programs that this State desperately needs and reduced the burden of these and other taxes on property owners which would then allow them to boost the state economy by have more spending money for their own financial wellbeing including things like proper medical coverage and more. This guy is totally out of control." -Peter S., Fort Ann
Answer: No."Agree with his goal but think that is already being done.by local governments. Small governments accent democracy and should not be discouraged." -Frank B., Moreau
Disclaimer: This is not a scientific poll. It is not intended to be viewed as representative of general public opinion. Rather, results indicate the opinions of a self-selecting group of online respondents which may or may not be representative of more widespread public opinion.
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