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Amedore, Lopez talk legislative issues and goals

Dec 01, 2015 12:02 am
Katie Kocijanski is reporting in The Daily Mail state Sen. George Amedore and Assembly member Pete Lopez both participated in the business roundtable presented last week by the Greene County Chamber of Commerce. The conversation was held at the Washington Irving Senior Center and centered on upcoming legislative issues and goals for 2016. The discussion centered on property taxes, the impact of an increase in the minimum wage and the economic impact of state mandates on school districts. Amedore said the business community and public need to be engaged in the conversation about the minimum wage. He and Lopez both agreed New York needs to be more business friendly. Amedore said upstate residents need more property tax relief. Lopez discussed what he sees as pitfalls in the Common Core learning standards and state testing, and funding issues for rural schools. Both called for improvements in the Greene County infrastructure. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.
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