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Editor:

How typical of our governor and state government concerning Sunday's article "Cuomo considers tax code changes." Of course the first things he would think of are additional taxes and new state programs that will add new employees and new costs; as if our state government is not bloated enough. Not even a thought or a mention of cutting spending, even though we all know there are plenty of areas that could be cut. But how could he? Cutting spending would tarnish his progressive credentials and drop him behind Elizabeth Warren and Chuck Schumer's mini-me, Kirsten Gillibrand for the 2020 nomination. Make no mistake, Cuomo is running for president. Oh, we'll hear the usual lies about only being focused on 2018 and running for governor, but everything he is doing screams 2020 presidential race. He should be called on this at every opportunity. Although, after promising the most transparent administration in state history, he rarely gives those opportunities. The people have a right to know if he is committed to a full four-year term as governor or are his policies over the next two years going to be influenced by his presidential ambitions to the detriment of the people of New York.

Kim Gamache, Saratoga Springs

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