TIMELINES 5/17/18

TIMELINES 5/17/18

Supreme Court Gives States Back Gambling Rules On Monday May 14, the U.S. Supreme Court expanded legalized betting on college and professional sports by striking down a federal law forbidding states from authorizing this type of gambling. Casino stocks rose as a result of this decision and sports team owners wondered about a future with […]

Retired Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North to Lead NRA

Retired Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North to Lead NRA

By Alice Greene Punching Bag Post The National Rifle Association announced Monday it had selected retired Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North to replace Pete Brownell as president of the organization. The announcement comes alongside Brownell’s decision to exit the NRA in order to focus on his family business. “This is the most exciting news for our members […]

TIMELINES 4/19/18

TIMELINES 4/19/18

Pension Fund Invests in Start Ups Another $20 million from the New York State Common Retirement Fund was committed to the Tribeca Venture Partners Growth Fund to increase investment in local companies. Since 2014, $35 million has been invested in Tribeca. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced on April 13 this new addition totals his In-State […]

TIMELINES 4/12/18

TIMELINES 4/12/18

NON-WHITES ONLY: New School Students Demand Safe Space for “Persons of Color” A group of students at The New School in New York City have demanded college administrators create a permanent space on campus where only “students of color” may enter. The students claim such a space is needed to allow students of color to “exist […]

TIMELINES 4/5/18

TIMELINES 4/5/18

Cuomo Claims to be the Best On Tuesday, April 3 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo claimed to be the most accomplished governor in modern history during an interview with NY1 Tuesday. Cuomo told “Inside City Hall” host Errol Louis, “You take my record of accomplishment, you compare it to any Governor in modern history and […]

TIMELINES 3/29/18

TIMELINES 3/29/18

Round Five of Restore New York funding to Mid-Hudson Announced Of the $11 million that Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced would be awarded to the Mid-Hudson, only one community in the Hudson Valley received a piece of the action. The Village of New Square will receive $1,000,000 for the reconstruction of the former New Square Matzah […]

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