2016 State Senate candidate sounds off on Orangetown’s future

2016 State Senate candidate sounds off on Orangetown’s future

OP-ED BY TOM DEPRISCO Much has been written recently regarding fears that Orangetown residents have involving the potential for overdevelopment which has been occurring for years in Ramapo. Residents are concerned with the ever-increasing growth in the ultra orthodox jewish communities within Ramapo and how this population explosion could affect Orangetown. These concerns have led […]

Senator Carlucci Introduces Bill to Speed Up & Improve STAR Rebate Process

Senator Carlucci Introduces Bill to Speed Up & Improve STAR Rebate Process

PRESS RELEASE – To address the lateness of STAR rebate checks owed to New York homeowners, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) will introduce a bill to speed up and improve the rebate check process. Carlucci’s legislation adds a 5 percent fee to rebate checks issued after October 30 and an additional monthly fee for every month […]

GOVERNOR CUOMO PRESENTS 31ST PROPOSAL OF 2017 STATE OF THE STATE: FOSTER THE INDUSTRIAL HEMP INDUSTRY IN NEW YORK STATE

GOVERNOR CUOMO PRESENTS 31ST PROPOSAL OF 2017 STATE OF THE STATE: FOSTER THE INDUSTRIAL HEMP INDUSTRY IN NEW YORK STATE

New Legislation will Authorize More Locations to Research, Grow and Process Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity Governor to Host New York’s First-Ever Industrial Hemp Summit in the Southern Tier Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced new actions to grow New York’s burgeoning industrial hemp industry. Building on the success of the State’s Industrial Hemp Agricultural […]

Cuomo proposes free tuition for SUNY/CUNY students

Cuomo proposes free tuition for SUNY/CUNY students

BY KATHY KAHN Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pitching the Excelsior Scholarship program to state lawmakers, partnering with former Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) as the pair debuted the free tuition program on January 4. The cost to implement to the program is calculated to be $163 million per year by 2019. Nearly 1 million college-bound […]

Empire Center Exposes Albany’s Secret Healthcare Taxes

Empire Center Exposes Albany’s Secret Healthcare Taxes

PRESS RELEASE- New York state government has become addicted to more than $4 billion in taxes and surcharges that drive up healthcare costs, according to a new report from the Empire Center for Public Policy. The report, “Hooked on HCRA,” examines the Health Care Reform Act (HCRA), which was adopted by the state Legislature in […]

Ellen Jaffee Appointed to Assembly Education Committee

Ellen Jaffee Appointed to Assembly Education Committee

PRESS RELEASE- Assemblymember Ellen Jaffee (D-Suffern) announced Wednesday her appointment by Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie to the Assembly Education Committee. “As a strong advocate for public education, my top priorities this legislative session will continue to be significant funding for public schools and ensuring all children, from Pre-K through college, get an equal, high-quality education […]

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