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Reader Poll: Should local government pass resolutions on national issues? 78% say No

In a poll on GazetteNET from July 12-15, 343 readers answered the question whether local municipal governments should spend time crafting and passing resolutions on national issues. Here how they responded:

No: 78%, 267 votes

Yes: 15%, 51 votes

It depends on the issue: 5%, 16 votes

I don't care: 3%, 9 votes

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Reader Forum: Should local City Councils make resolutions on national issues?

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Some readers say a city’s top board should tackle issues beyond the traditional realm of municipal government.  Others, though, say the council should stick to close-to-home topics. Several recent resolutions voted on by the Northampton City Council prompted readers to write in. Read those letters below:  …

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