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Little: Governor's mandate team releases first report

GOVERNOR’S MANDATE TEAM RELEASES FIRST REPORT

A mandate relief redesign team formed in January by Governor Andrew Cuomo to examine and make recommendations to reduce the burden of unfunded mandates on local governments and schools issued its first report yesterday.

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Area officials welcome property-tax cap, but fear impact

Press-Republican -- May 31, 2011
North Country lawmakers, officials look for mandate relief

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Senator Little reacts to Governor Cuomo's State of the State Address

“We had a very productive legislative session last year.  The property tax levy cap, middle-class income tax cut, passage of an on-time budget while closing a $10 billion deficit, new low-cost power program for businesses -- all of these were possible because of a bipartisan and constructive approach.  The bickering was replaced by a willingness to listen, learn and compromise.  We focused on solutions and results were achieved.

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Local leaders praise governor's State of State

Press-Republican -- January 5, 2012

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Area politicians welcome Cuomo's pledge for mandate relief

MAURY THOMPSON - thompson@poststar.com | Posted: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 6:46 pm

Area legislators said they are optimistic Gov. Andrew Cuomo can achieve his goal of passing a mandate relief bill in 2012.

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State of the State: North Country officials pleased with Cuomo's 2012 agenda

By CHRIS MORRIS - Staff Writer (cmorris@adirondackdailyenterprise.com) , Adirondack Daily Enterprise -- January 4, 2012

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Mandate Relief Council Meets in Albany -- Statewide Public Hearings to be Launched

      The state’s Mandate Relief Council today held its first meeting in Albany and will soon embark on a series of statewide public hearings to discuss and solicit ideas and proposals to reduce mandated statutory and regulatory burdens on school districts and local governments.

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Mandate relief for the long haul

New council chairman sees no quick end to cost-cutting efforts as panel starts mission
By RICK KARLIN, Capitol bureau

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