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Proposed land swaps make sense

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Adirondack Communities depend on tourism. That’s good, but if you don’t own the business you make minimum wage. NYCO provides over 100 jobs countywide.

The State will allow NYCO to take 200 acres for mining purposes. In return for the temporary use of this land, NYCO will give the State Forest Preserve 1,500 acres. Everyone will benefit from the addition of this new Forest Preserve land. The Amendment is in keeping with the original intent of the Adirondack Park Act which is to balance environmental protection with economic need.

Both State Agencies and the two major Adirondack Environmental Groups support this Amendment.

QUICK VIEW STATEWIDE PROPOSITIONS

•Proposition 1: Authorizing Casino Gaming

•Proposition 2: Additional Civil Service Credit for Veterans with Disabilities Certified Post-Appointment

•Proposition 3: Exclusion of Indebtedness Contracted for Sewage Facilities

•Proposition 4: Settling Disputed Title in the Forest Preserve

•Proposition 5: In Relation to a Land Exchange in the State Forest Preserve with NYCO Minerals, Inc.

•Proposition 6: Increasing Age until which Certain State Judges Can Serve

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