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Bob Confer

Bob Confer
  • • Confer, Bob mug CONFER: 'Food Safety' act: Government run amok Slowly but surely, many aspects of the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act have taken effect and are just now affecting farms and their customers. Many more regulations are coming down the pike.

    November 4, 2013 1 Photo

  • • Confer, Bob mug CONFER: A look at state Props 2, 3 and 6 New York voters will see six propositions on the general election ballot next week. Propositions 2, 3 and 6 affect some military veterans, municipal debt loads and the terms of office of our eldest state judges.

    October 29, 2013 1 Photo

  • • Confer, Bob mug CONFER: A look at state propositions 4, 5 Of the six statewide propositions on November ballots, items 4 and 5 will likely be ignored voters on this side of the state, since they are focused on issues in the Adirondacks. That's a shame, because the questions are not strictly regional in nature.

    October 22, 2013 1 Photo

  • • Confer, Bob mug CONFER: Proposition 1 is a losing bet This November there will be six statewide propositions on New York ballots. Over the next three weeks, I will give you the background - and my two cents - on each, so you can go to the polls prepared to make an informed decision rather than being caught off guard by what's on the screen before you.

    October 15, 2013 1 Photo

  • • Confer, Bob mug CONFER: Three federal government entities that could be shut down In the weeks leading up to the so-called government shutdown we were led to believe that the apocalypse was upon us. Not surprisingly, when it did hit, the Niagara River kept flowing, the winds didn't stop, and, magically, the Earth kept spinning.

    October 7, 2013 1 Photo

  • • Confer, Bob mug CONFER: Obamacare harmful to chambers of commerce Obamacare's health insurance marketplaces (exchanges) will put stress on chambers by taking away their ability to attract members solely on the basis of health care.

    September 30, 2013 1 Photo

  • • Confer, Bob mug CONFER: Western way of life really bugging UN This summer featured an explosion in the cicada population across the northeast. You couldn't help but notice as the trees were alive with their incessant mating calls.

    September 23, 2013 1 Photo

  • • Confer, Bob mug CONFER: New York has a goose problem It's obvious to everyone but the most ardent animal lovers that we have a serious problem on our hands with the monstrous Canada goose population. There are now so many resident geese that they have become as ubiquitous and unpopular as ring-billed gulls ("sea gulls"), birds that many people unaffectionately consider flying rats. Unlike gulls, which tend to be an obstacle only to development (see Lockport's Super WalMart), resident geese pose real problems to the environment, the economy, and human safety.

    September 17, 2013 1 Photo

  • • Confer, Bob mug CONFER: Legalize cell phone jamming devices What a wonderful world it would be if restaurateurs could maintain civility in their dining rooms, teachers could teach attentive students, and workers could commit themselves to the task at hand.

    September 9, 2013 1 Photo

  • • Confer, Bob mug CONFER: Ease the tax growth on farmers The burden placed upon farmers is mammoth, even with help that they get in the form of special agricultural assessments, farm building exemptions, and school tax credits. When it comes to the final tax bill, New York farmers pay an average of $38.41 per farm acre.

    September 3, 2013 1 Photo

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