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January 10, 2013

Local leaders support State of State message

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“Without adequate state funding or meaningful mandate relief, the governor’s ambitious proposals will fall victim to the budget realities facing New York schools.”

INCUBATOR PROGRAMS

Little said the idea of creating incubator programs, where technology-based businesses will be given the incentive of paying no taxes to start or expand businesses, could also benefit the North Country.

“I think that could help our area, especially in the bio-med industry, and I would like to look into that more,” she said.

GUN CONTROL

The governor also talked about gun control and getting rid of assault rifles.

Duprey, who would also like to see stricter legislation on assault rifles, said she would not be surprised to see a gun bill introduced within the next few weeks.

“When we see the actual bill, it will all play out from there,” she said.

CASINOS

Duprey said it will be interesting to see how the governor’s idea of pursuing a constitutional amendment to allow casinos is received.

“Put it up to the voters and see what they say,” she said, referring to the governor’s plan for a statewide vote on that issue in November.

Email Joe LoTemplio: jlotemplio@pressrepublican.com

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