Pandemic Relief Legislation Passes Senate 

Pandemic Relief Legislation Passes Senate 

Senator James Skoufis (D-Hudson Valley) and the State Senate passed dozens of bills this week that address a number of issues New Yorkers are facing due to the ongoing pandemic and recovery. The State Legislature returned to Albany this week for a socially-distant session and passed bills focusing on issues ranging from education needs and […]

Federal Judge Reverses Win by Rockland County in Lawsuit Filed by Probation Officers

Federal Judge Reverses Win by Rockland County in Lawsuit Filed by Probation Officers

By Joel Grossbarth A federal judge has reversed a jury verdict in favor of Rockland County in a suit brought by 16 Rockland County probation officers. Judge Kathryn H. Vratil granted the probation officers post-trial request for judgment notwithstanding the jury verdict in favor of Rockland County. The lawsuit alleged that Kathleen Tower-Bernstein, Rockland County’s […]

Senator Carlucci’s Legislation to Ensure Schools Do Not Lose Funding Due to COVID-19 Could Pass This Week

Senator Carlucci’s Legislation to Ensure Schools Do Not Lose Funding Due to COVID-19 Could Pass This Week

Senator David Carlucci’s (D-Rockland/Westchester) legislation (S.7996B) to safeguard school funding due to COVID-19 closures is expected to pass this week in the New York State Senate. Under current State law, if a school is not open 180 days, they are subject to lose State funding. The East Ramapo Central School District, New Rochelle City School District, and […]

ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT CALLS FOR INDEPENDENT FEDERAL INVESTIGATION INTO NYS COVID-19 NURSING HOME DEATHS

ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT CALLS FOR INDEPENDENT FEDERAL INVESTIGATION INTO NYS COVID-19 NURSING HOME DEATHS

Washingtonville, NY — (05/06/2020) Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I-New Windsor) has sent a letter to the US Department of Health and Human Services Deputy Inspector General for Investigations requesting an independent federal investigation into COVID-19 related deaths and New York State nursing homes. This follows news of dramatically unreported COVID-19 fatality numbers from state nursing […]

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