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NYS ELECTIONS 2010

WEB-QUEST:  Go to the websites below to research information.

PART I. LEARN ABOUT NY STATE GOVERNMENT

NY STATE GOVERNMENT WEBSITE:  www.state.ny.us/

·         Explore the website.

·         Briefly explain five areas that state government is responsible for.

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PART II.  LEARN ABOUT THE CANDIDATES

THINK:  WHICH ISSUE IS MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU?  Are you concerned that the government is taking too much money from your paycheck in taxes? Are you concerned that you can’t even find a job?   Are you concerned that the government is cutting programs that you need?  Are you concerned about your rights?

 

SELECT ONE AREA TO RESEARCH.  THEN GO TO EACH CANDIDATES WEBSITE AND SEE WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY ON THE SAME ISSUE (THAT IS THEIR PLATFORM…WHAT THEY ARE PROMISING AS THEY RUN FOR ELECTION).

 

Andrew Cuomo, Democrat :  www.andrewcuomo.com/issues_and_agenda

 

1.       Clean Up Albany (Ethics)

2.       Fiscal House (taxes)

3.       Right Size Government (Government Programs)

4.       NY Works (Jobs)

5.       NY Leads (rights)

Explain this candidates position on the issue you selected:

 

 

 

 

 

Carl Paladino, Republican (and Tea Party):  http://www.paladinoforthepeople.com/pa-agenda.php   Education (Government Programs)

1.       Spending Cuts (Government Programs)

2.       Job Creation (Jobs)

3.       Ethics Reform (Ethics)

4.       Tax Cutting (taxes)

Explain this candidates position on the issue you selected: