Carlucci’s Column: Fight For Fair Elections

Carlucci’s Column: Fight For Fair Elections

The New York State Senate has taken critical steps to fix our broken electoral system and increase voter turnout. We passed early voting, taking effect on October 26th, consolidated federal and State primaries, closed the LLC loophole, ensured voter registrations can be transferred, and allowed voter pre-registration for 16 and 17-year-olds. We know by breaking […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Stress Free Zone”

County Executive’s Corner: “Stress Free Zone”

By County Executive Day When we came into office in 2014 Rockland County, was the MOST fiscally stressed local government in New York State. Don’t get me wrong, I’m as competitive as the next guy but this was a designation from New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli that we were not proud of. I said […]

DIMOND: Facebook Needs to Face Facts on Criminal Behavior

DIMOND: Facebook Needs to Face Facts on Criminal Behavior

BY DIANE DIMOND Say you invented something that became so popular more than a billion people around the globe used it. Wow! You’d be famous worldwide and one of the richest people on earth. But then, say you discovered some of your customers were criminals using your product in nefarious ways. Terrorists were using it […]

DIMOND – This Impeachment Won’t Work

DIMOND – This Impeachment Won’t Work

BY DIANE DIMOND This is not a column about impeaching our current president. This is a column about the impeachment process and the history of the legal route our nation is obliged to follow to oust a federal official. In the 231 years since the U.S. Constitution was ratified, Congress has seriously considered impeachment only […]

TAX BREAKS FOR MOVIE STUDIOS = Big bucks, no impact

TAX BREAKS FOR MOVIE STUDIOS = Big bucks, no impact

BY E.J. McMAHON Originally published by NY Torch The billions of dollars funneled from New York’s treasury to movie and TV producers had no statistically significant impact on the industry’s employment in the Empire State through 2017, according to a new multi-state study of such tax incentives. Study author Michael Thom, an associate professor at […]