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A win for Albany, but a slim one

Written May 19th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Seriously? A mere 53 percent affirmative vote? If that holds up, it’s more than enough to pass the bond issue for a new Albany police headquarters and downtown fire station. But considering the enormous amount of work that went into this proposal, one might have wished for a greater majority of supporting votes. According to […]


City: What the “against” voters want

Written November 5th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Even though the four incumbents on the Albany City Council got re-elected Tuesday, it would be a mistake for them to shrug off the very substantial number of votes that three of them did not get.


Albany: Elections might not hurt

Written March 1st, 2013 by

  Judging by the letters in the local paper, lots of people are getting exercised about the ballot initiatives now being decided in Albany’s special election, which ends March 12. They may be right to be worried, and the measures are still unnecessary as I’ve said before. But on further reflection, if they are approved the effect is […]


 
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