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Kevin Bott and Howie Hawkins for Syracuse

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Syracuse Green Party candidates tout higher state aid, city income tax

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Green Party candidates running for Syracuse mayor and city council are calling for a return to the good old days when New York state shared 8 percent of its revenues with local governments, a change they say would solve the fiscal problems facing the city.

Mayoral candidate Kevin Bott and 4th District Common Council candidate Howie Hawkins will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. today at city hall to promote their ideas for raising money to avert a fiscal crisis for Syracuse. Along with increased state aid, they propose a progressive city income tax on people who work in Syracuse.

Anyone from Syracuse? Anyone know anything about them?

Are there any emergent party candidates in your neck of the woods? Don't be shy!

There are elections all of the country this year, we don't have to wait until 2014 to throw the bums out!

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