Legislature–v-Governor: Albany, Cuomo at odds over 2018 state budget

Legislature–v-Governor: Albany, Cuomo at odds over 2018 state budget

BY KATHY KAHN Fasten your seat belts—it’s going to be a bumpy budget ride. Ken Pokalsky, vice president of The Business Council of New York State, outlined its own and Legislative grievances when it comes to Cuomo’s proposed $152 billion budget and his failure to fulfill the request for a pay raise from lawmakers. Cuomo […]

Schneidermann will defy Trump’s immigration directive

Schneidermann will defy Trump’s immigration directive

STATEMENT FROM NEW YORK STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC SCHNEIDERMAN “President Trump does not have the legal authority to unilaterally transform state and local police officers into federal immigration enforcement agents. As the legal guidance issued by my office in January makes clear, state and local law enforcement agencies cannot be forced to participate in President […]

Progress on Glass-Steagall, American Recovery Progam

Progress on Glass-Steagall, American Recovery Progam

FROM EIR Now that Rep. Marcy Kaptur has reintroduced her Return to Prudent Banking Act into the Congress, a return to Glass-Steagall banking separation is back on the agenda. The number is HR 790, and it has been referred to the House Financial Services Committee. There are currently 32 sponsors. Activists have begun again to […]

County Executive’s Corner: The State of the County

County Executive’s Corner: The State of the County

By Rockland County Executive Ed Day I had the privilege last week of delivering my fourth State of the County Address. It was a pleasure to recount the promises I made and the promises I kept to you, the people who elected me. We have accomplished much, but, as I told the Legislature, we still […]

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