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CONFER: Final thoughts on 'Obamacare'
Back in May of 2011, Democrat Kathy Hochul pulled off a major coup, besting Republican Jane Corwin in the race for the 26th Congressional District seat that had been vacated by the resignation of Chris Lee.
CONFER: Some traits of underachieving youth
Based upon statistics provided in the previous two columns, there is a glut of minors who are underachieving in the classroom (or, as noted last week, totally uncommitted to the classroom).
CONFER: Obama policies promote outsourcing
As a manufacturer, I’ve been interested in President Barack Obama’s insourcing kick.
CONFER: Newspapers are a tool for good
Quite often I speak to large groups — like Leadership Niagara or students at SUNY Brockport — about leadership skills.
CONFER: Senator Maziarz stands his ground
Quite a few years ago I wrote a column about bringing the Castle Doctrine to New York State.
CONFER: It’s time to end the minimum wage
Early in this legislative session, New York senators and assemblypeople debated Sheldon Silver’s proposal to increase the minimum wage in New York by $1.25.
CONFER: Deciphering your phone bill
My phone bill is probably not very different from yours.
CONFER: Roy-Hart closes book on local control
When property owners in the Royalton-Hartland School District received their school tax bills late last summer, nearly all of them were taken by surprise by a new line item that indicated the district’s (read “taxpayers’ ”) financial support for the Middleport Free Library, forever adopting it as its ward.
CONFER: Using the police as tax collectors
America is unique in that most policing is done at the local level by county, city or village officers.
CONFER: The ingenuity of the Greatest Generation
Last Sunday marked the birth date of my grandfather Ray Confer, who, along with my father, had founded Confer Plastics.
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