OMBUDSMAN ALERT: A CHALLENGE TO ALL OF OUR NEW YORK STATE LEGISLATORS: Make The Gateway Tunnel Project a Priority

OMBUDSMAN ALERT: A CHALLENGE TO ALL OF OUR NEW YORK STATE LEGISLATORS: Make The Gateway Tunnel Project a Priority

BY DR. LOU ALPERT In last week’s Ombudsman Column, “Rebuilding Our Crumbling Tunnels”, we discussed the vital need for improving the rail transportation links between New Jersey and New York City which would be essential to many of our rail commuters in Rockland County in their quest for a “single-seat-ride” right into Penn Station! Just […]

Bharara accepts Trump’s offer to stay on as US attorney

Bharara accepts Trump’s offer to stay on as US attorney

  ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY THE NY POST There’s going to be the same old “sheriff” in this town. Preet Bharara, The gungho federal prosecutor has agreed to “stay on” as Manhattan U.S. Attorney after President-elect Donald Trump offered him the gig during a meeting Wednesday afternoon at Trump Tower in Midtown. “We had a good meeting. I […]

Lalor Praises Cuomo Veto of Corporate Welfare for Video Game, Music Industry, Encourages Him to Reduce or Eliminate Other Subsidies

Lalor Praises Cuomo Veto of Corporate Welfare for Video Game, Music Industry, Encourages Him to Reduce or Eliminate Other Subsidies

Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I – East Fishkill) is praising Governor Cuomo for his decision to veto a bill that would have given the music and video game industries $50 million in corporate welfare. “Governor Cuomo deserves credit for his decision to veto this wasteful corporate welfare,” said Lalor. “Corporate welfare is a form of […]

Rail Safety Bill Signed Into Law

Rail Safety Bill Signed Into Law

Legislation Will Take Stock of Dangerous Rail Crossings, Improve Them PRESS RELEASE – Governor Andrew Cuomo this week signed a bill into law that will allow for a comprehensive review of the state’s rail crossings. The evaluation of these dangerous crossings is geared towards improving the safety of New Yorkers. The bill (S.3458/A.5235), sponsored by […]

NYU Prof.: Glass-Steagall Is What Can Replace Dodd-Frank

NYU Prof.: Glass-Steagall Is What Can Replace Dodd-Frank

Originally published by Executive Intelligence Review One simple discussion of restoring Glass-Steagall and dispensing with the Dodd-Frank Act was published in {Financial News} Nov. 16, by NYU Stern School of Business Prof. Roy C. Smith, and headlined “Welcome Back, Glass-Steagall?” Professor Smith noted that Trump supports restoring Glass-Steagall, like Sen. Bernie Sanders; but unlike Sanders, […]

County Executive’s Corner: Down to the Budget Wire

County Executive’s Corner: Down to the Budget Wire

By Rockland County Executive Ed Day Two months have passed since I presented my proposed 2017 county budget to the Legislature and the people of Rockland. I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback from Rockland residents, which is heartening since they are the ones paying the tax and it’s their opinion that matters. Now it’s […]

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