DiNapoli Loses State Workers Billions

He’s the top money man in state government, but in the second quarter of 2011…not so much.  The state pension fund which DiNapoli is responsible for lost 8.9 percent of its value in the months of July, August and September, for a total loss of $13.1 billion, down to $133.8 billion from its June 30 […]

Orangeburg Commons Hearing Slated for Jan. 24

Council Delays New Sewer Hire, Setting Meeting Dates BY ROBERT KNIGHT CITY EDITOR ROCKLAND COUNTY TIMES Confusion appeared to be the over-arching theme of Tuesday night’s meeting of the Orangetown Town Board, as the council tried vainly but fruitlessly to clear its calendar at the last scheduled gathering of the year. A new council with three […]

Ramapo Councilwoman Fran Hunter Retires After 24 Years

Longtime councilwoman honored at this week’s board meeting, Jewish Life Night also celebrated BY EVAN WECHMAN It was not business as usual for Councilwoman and Deputy Supervisor Frances M. Hunter during this past Monday night’s board session.  Hunter was sworn into office on Jan 1, 1988, serving under then Supervisor Herbert Reisman. Over 20 years […]

CUOMO AND LEGISLATURE APPOINT MEMBERS TO ETHICS COMMISSION

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and legislative leaders this week announced their appointments to the new Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE). JCOPE is an independent enforcement unit with broad oversight of New York State government. The Commission has robust enforcement powers to investigate violations of law and financial disclosure requirements for all elected officials and their […]

CUOMO AND LEGISLATURE COME TO TAX COMPROMISE

Lower, middle and upper-class will receive tax reductions, multi-millionaires will receive tax hike similar to current “millionaire’s tax” On Tuesday Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver announced they have reached a proposed three-way agreement on legislative and executive proposals to create jobs and cut taxes for middle class New […]