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Got progress? Cuomo mandates that Medicaid cover sex change operations

According to a regulatory dictate proposed this week by Governor Cuomo, NY’s Medicaid program will soon cover the cost of sex change surgery and hormone therapy for transsexual beneficiaries. The…

After Garner decision, NYC to invest in police training, grand jury process eyed for reform

BY MICHAEL RICONDA After a grand jury opted not to indict the police officer accused of killing a Staten Island man with an illegal chokehold, not only police but the…

KARL BRABENEC OFFICIALLY NAMED 98TH DISTRICT ASSEMBLYMAN

Karl Brabenec (R,C,I-Deerpark) officially became the new assemblyman for the 98th Assembly District after the New York State Board of Elections certified the 2014 election results. “It’s truly my honor…

The County Executive’s Corner: Open For Business

By Rockland County Executive Ed Day My administration’s ongoing efforts to attract jobs and investment to Rockland County received a major boost last week. Governor Cuomo announced $709 million in…

Cuomo says no fracking way; bans fracking in New York State

BY MICHAEL RICONDA After years of research and political debates on the merits and dangers of hydraulic fracturing Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration announced on Wednesday that it has decided to…

County Legislature overrides all line item vetoes, finalizes 2015 budget

By Michael Riconda NEW CITY – The County Legislature convened on December 15 to conclude its formal budget process, overriding a series of line item vetoes by a wide margin…

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