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More Important: Party Wants Or Constituent Needs?

March 9, 2015 President Barack Obama can provide no scientifically based specific reason for vetoing a bill to allow construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline — but he has killed the measure anywa. more »»

Sales Tax Increase Likely Necessary

March 8, 2015 Some really good things happened in Chautauqua County in 2014. The Chautauqua County Home has been privatize. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

March 7, 2015 Thumbs up to high rates of immunization for children attending area public schools. more »»

Lippman Proposes Reforms To Grand Jury

March 6, 2015 Judge Jonathan Lippman, the chief justice of New York’s highest state court, has proposed reforming the grand jury process in the wake of the controversial decision by a grand jury not to indict... more »»

Wage Raise Threatens Tipped Workers

March 5, 2015 Tipped wage workers will see a significant raise in their paychecks at the end of the year, but their tip jars might be running short on cash. more »»

BPU Should Change Dismantling Fund

March 4, 2015 Jamestown Board of Public Utilities board members find themselves in a tough position. The utility is profitable, according to recently released financial statistics. more »»

GEA: Is There Still A Gap That Needs Adjusting?

March 3, 2015 Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he wants to increase education funding by $1.1 billion, and we think the place he should start is by eliminating the costly Gap Elimination Adjustment policy enacted in 2010. more »»

‘Feel-Good’ Programs For Muslims?

March 2, 2015 Jobs for Jihadists? Will that be President Barack Obama’s new strategy for battling Islamic terrorists? It is a real possibility, in view of Obama’s thinking. more »»

Financial Fraud Calls For Stricter Standards

March 1, 2015 Twice in the last two weeks, The Post-Journal has reported on missing public money in area towns. It is two times too many for our liking. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

February 28, 2015 Thumbs up to TitanX, Jamestown Cycle Shop, Line-X of Jamestown, Peter Lombardi, Pete Scheira, Shawbucks Pressroom Restaurant, Gary Peters Sr. and Gary Peters Jr. more »»

How A Proposal Gets Passed Matters

February 27, 2015 Gov. Andrew Cuomo needs to reconsider his tactics. We jeered the governor last month for failing to specify how much state aid he was proposing for schools. more »»

Rental Registration Law Should Follow Buffalo’s Example

February 26, 2015 Since June 1, 2010, landlords in the city of Jamestown have been, um, required to file a rental registration form with the Jamestown City Clerk. more »»

Move Village Elections To November

February 25, 2015 Chautauqua County residents who head to the polls March 18 for village elections will not have much to decide. more »»

State May Reconsider Decision On MMA

February 24, 2015 The fall of Assemblyman Sheldon Silver from his speaker post could be a big win for fans of mixed martial arts in New Yor. more »»

State Still Offers Little Mandate Relief

February 22, 2015 New York’s towns, villages, cities and counties can be sure of one thing — they will get precious little help from New York state in shedding the costs that are choking their budgets. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

February 21, 2015 Thumbs up to an idea worth pursuing from a task force studying efficiencies between the city of Jamestown and the Board of Public Utilitie. more »»

Union Blinders Must Be Removed

February 20, 2015 It is amazing, sometimes, the blinders with which public sector unions see the world around them. more »»

Obama Describes Outrageous Spending Plan As ‘Practical’

February 19, 2015 More and more of what Americans work hard to produce is being taken out of our pockets and sent to Washington. more »»

Detail Needed Before Sending Troops After Terrorists

February 18, 2015 Debate over a critical issue of U.S. policy — defeating Islamic terrorists — appears to have taken on an impressive bipartisan tone. more »»

Moreland Commission Shutdown Proves It Worked

February 17, 2015 If Gov. Andrew Cuomo is serious about tackling corruption, he should work to restart the Moreland Commission — or start a new group with the same powers to gather information about violations. more »»

 
 
 

 

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