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Governor Cuomo signs law that allows Utica to continue ambulance service

There are 4 comments on the WKTV story from Oct 3, 2012, titled Governor Cuomo signs law that allows Utica to continue ambulance service. In it, WKTV reports that:

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Wednesday that will allow the City of Utica to keep their municipal ambulance service.

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Since: Jan 08


#1 Oct 5, 2012
This is a huge victory for public service unions.

Utica gets to keep their ambulance service despite:
1. their inability to demonstrate a need.
2. their refusal to reveal the true operating costs.

Sorry 'bout that, taxpayers. Your lobby is ineffective and unheard in Albany.

“sum 'wit it.......”

Since: Sep 12

Baldwinsville, NY

#2 Oct 5, 2012
So true........
Double dipping

Utica, NY

#3 Oct 5, 2012
How much of a kickback is Cuomo going to get from our tax dollars now? The city was able to bypass the court system and head straight for the "you wash my back and I'll wash yours" arrangement with Cuomo. The city will try to maximize profits with the ambulance service now. Not only is the ambulance service already paid for by our tax dollars, any services rendered will be billed to the individual and the insurance companies. So if anyone uses the service they will be double paying for it. If the money made by the ambulance service was used to reduce property taxes in Utica, that would be one thing. But it won't be used for that. It will be wasted by the city government as usual.
bobby kewl

Waterville, NY

#4 Oct 5, 2012
Empire building. Brought to you from your friends at the UFD.

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