Your Turn: Your Feedback On NYPA Audit, Test Results & SMC Layoffs

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The New York Power Authority, formed to save taxpayers money on electric rates, is being accused of overspending. A recent audit found that over a third of NYPA workers make more than $100,000 a year and have access to a private airplane with pilots, an aviation director and a travel manager:

 

I can't understand how and why these people have gotten away with this for as long as they have.  Thank goodness for the auditor.

Ronald Schofell
from email

Just like politicians/union leaders. They go in with the right intentions and then it doesn't take long before they see how easy it is to become dirty, glutinous, wasteful, selfish, above the law pigs!

Josh Davis
from Facebook


The State Education Department made standardized tests more demanding and, as expected, scores are lower. Less than one-third of New York elementary students met or exceeded tougher statewide learning standards:

 

If the scores shouldn't generate concern, then why bother with them? Waste of time and money.

David Ferla
from Facebook

Why are we using a test that others states have rejected. I say throw Common Core out.

Mitch Peebles
from email


Samaritan Medical Center says healthcare reform is to blame for 23 people losing their jobs at the Watertown hospital:

 

Samaritan's explanation for the layoffs fails to explain what the overall savings achieved with less extensive stays in hospitals will be to the health care system as a whole and that is important to know.

Mike Flynn
from email

If they lose 23 key people, what signal is that putting out to the general public?  If I get sick, guess where I'm not going?

Steven E Petrillose
from Facebook
 

Thursday, October 30, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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