Our High Taxes Aren’t Helping

Taxes Cause Further Harm Besides Directly Draining Earnings from Individuals and Businesses   New York State collects the highest taxes of every state in the US. Since taxes are the funding for the government, you might think that collecting the highest taxes means New York State also provides the best services.  Not only are the […]

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 Gubernatorial candidate Larry Sharpe Responds to Governor Cuomo on Tax Reform Bill

Governor Cuomo, In your statement on Saturday, you criticized the Republican Tax and Jobs plan for double taxing the citizens of New York by limiting or eliminating the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction, saying that New Yorkers are paying too much in taxes. I agree! New Yorkers are paying too much in taxes, it […]

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 The Price of Free College: How Excelsior Pushes Education Costs Ever Upward

It’s understandable why many people get enthusiastic over the idea of free college. In New York state, college students in 2016 graduated with an average $30,346 of loan debt, so undoubtedly the opportunity to avoid paying tuition out of pocket sounds like an attractive plan. But is “free” college, like the New York Excelsior Scholarship, really […]

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 Restoring Justice to the Criminal Justice System

Although we are currently living in the safest time in human history, it doesn’t always feel that way. With mainstream and social media feasting on fear, it seems like dangerous crimes are everywhere. What can we do to make us even safer? The goal should be to have as little violent crime as possible, while making […]

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 Innovation and Change in Education

Education is one of the most essential experiences we demand for ourselves and our children. Whether it is teaching manners, arithmetic, or how to succeed in life, we want the most outstanding education possible. The goal is the same for most people: personalized, accessible, and affordable schooling that leads to success in the workforce, and […]

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