County Executive’s Corner: “Storm Response”

County Executive’s Corner: “Storm Response”

By County Executive Ed Day Next week we are scheduling an executive level meeting with Orange and Rockland Utilities to discuss their insufficient and inadequate response to Tropical Storm Isaias. As a Legislator I sponsored this same type of meeting in 2012 with O&R after Sandy and will be holding them accountable for the promises […]

America’s Unique Approach to Innovation Will Cure COVID-19

America’s Unique Approach to Innovation Will Cure COVID-19

By John Fraser Scientists have responded to COVID-19 with unprecedented speed. Just months after the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, clinical trials are already underway for nearly 200 vaccines and therapies. But while the pace of COVID-19 innovation may be extraordinary, the research infrastructure allowing this remarkable work is hardly new. In fact, it was […]

County Executive’s Corner “Financial Tsunami”

County Executive’s Corner “Financial Tsunami”

By County Executive Ed Day As we first began contemplating the shuttering of businesses and our economy back in March, I made clear that we were facing a financial tsunami. Months of reduced sales tax revenue and funding cuts from New York State have made clear that we are facing a true fiscal crisis; one […]

Government Intervention Would Hurt Energy Producers

Government Intervention Would Hurt Energy Producers

By Tom Giovanetti and Drew Johnson America’s energy sector has seen better days. The recent price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia rocked oil and gas markets — and the coronavirus outbreak has reduced demand and forced some companies in the renewable sector to stall projects and furlough workers. Despite these upheavals, the government has […]

Thirty Years Later- The Fight for Inclusion and Equality

Thirty Years Later- The Fight for Inclusion and Equality

By David Carlucci On July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. Few laws have affected the lives of so many Americans, and even fewer have made such sweeping positive change. Thirty years later, we credit the ADA for improving accessibility—requiring elevators, ramps, and curb cuts. We credit it for […]

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