Don’t legalize discrimination against people with disabilities

Don’t legalize discrimination against people with disabilities

By Kenneth E. Thorpe Imagine if the federal government treated disabled Americans as second-class citizens. It’s an appalling thought. But it could happen soon — if some special interest groups get their way. Here’s how. In numerous foreign countries, government-run healthcare systems already rely on discriminatory means to deny certain treatments to people with disabilities. […]

Ateres Bais Yaacov Academy of Rockland County Files Federal RLUIPA Complaint Against Town of Clarkstown, New York

Ateres Bais Yaacov Academy of Rockland County Files Federal RLUIPA Complaint Against Town of Clarkstown, New York

PRESS RELEASE FROM ATERES BAIS YAACOV ACADEMY Ateres Bais Yaacov Academy of Rockland (“ABY”) has filed a federal complaint against the Town of Clarkstown, New York, alleging that the Town violated ABY’s constitutional, civil, and statutory rights through the Town’s calculated and discriminatory efforts to prevent ABY, a registered Orthodox Jewish school, from closing on […]

Field Stone Middle School Reality Check Youth met with State Lawmakers at the Capitol; discussed the NYS Tobacco Control Program and Unmet Needs among Certain Communities  

Field Stone Middle School Reality Check Youth met with State Lawmakers at the Capitol; discussed the NYS Tobacco Control Program and Unmet Needs among Certain Communities  

Five students met with members of New York State legislature to speak out against the tobacco industry The American Lung Association and five members of Fieldstone Middle Schools Reality Check club traveled to Albany on Tuesday, Feb. 4 to attend the annual Legislative Day at the New York State Capitol building and discussed with lawmakers […]

Skoufis Presents Kohut with $250k Grant for Haverstraw Roads

Skoufis Presents Kohut with $250k Grant for Haverstraw Roads

Senator James Skoufis (D-Hudson Valley) recently presented Mayor Michael Kohut with a grant of $250,000 to repair and rehabilitate Hudson Avenue in the Village of Haverstraw. Senator Skoufis secured this funding during the state’s budget negotiations. Senator Skoufis said, “Hudson Avenue and others like it are highly-traveled roads close to the elementary school, community center, […]

ASSEMBLYMAN SCHMITT HOSTS LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AT RALLY AGAINST DANGEROUS CRIMINAL JUSTICE CHANGES

ASSEMBLYMAN SCHMITT HOSTS LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AT RALLY AGAINST DANGEROUS CRIMINAL JUSTICE CHANGES

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I-New Windsor) in Tuesday hosted Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler, Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco and Orange County Sheriff’s Deputies in Albany at a rally opposing New York’s criminal justice changes, demanding a full repeal. This was the largest law enforcement based rally opposing the dangerous criminal justice changes held […]

Senator Skoufis and Assemblyman Zebrowski Announce $1.6M in Road Repair Funding for Route 202

Senator Skoufis and Assemblyman Zebrowski Announce $1.6M in Road Repair Funding for Route 202

Senator James Skoufis (D-Hudson Valley) and Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski (D-Rockland) announced $1.6M in funding awards to repave roads impacted by extreme weather conditions. Through the PAVE NY initiative, the Department of Transportation will renew Route 202 from Meade Drive to Route 9W. This project will begin and be completed in 2020. In March of 2019, […]

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