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Marist poll: New Yorkers want government consolidation in some cases

on 04.12.11. Categories News, In the Media

Poughkeepsie Journal
Written by Joseph Spector
Gannett Albany Bureau

ALBANY - New Yorkers are offering mixed reviews on the idea of consolidating local governments -- supporting it when they think it would save money, but opposing it when it they believe it would give them less say in local decisions, a Marist College poll today found.

The extensive Marist poll of 4,500 New Yorkers is the first one statewide to dig deeply into how residents view government consolidation, a major initiative by Gov. Andrew Cuomo but one that has led to bitter battles within local communities.


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