This week’s Poll Question of the Week asks you to share your thinking on “hydrofracking” — the technology some companies want to employ to extract oil from shale rock under certain parts of the state. A big rally opposing hydrofracking will take place this week. So don’t forget to vote.
Last week we asked Empire Page readers what issue remaining on the legislative agenda was their top priority. Of five issues I listed, putting a cap on Property Taxes came in first at 45%, followed by Mandate Relief at 21%. Three other issues came far behind — ethics reform at 13%, redistricting at 11% and restoring school aid that the state budget cut was last at 10%.