SKOUFIS CALLS FOR “DANGEROUSNESS” AMENDMENT TO BAIL REFORMS

SKOUFIS CALLS FOR “DANGEROUSNESS” AMENDMENT TO BAIL REFORMS

Senator also introduces bill to enhance electronic monitoring of defendants In light of the bail reforms that went into effect on January 1, Senator James Skoufis (D-Hudson Valley) announced he is calling for an amendment that would allow judges to consider “dangerousness” during pre-trial detention. Additionally, the reforms authorized electronic monitoring for all felony cases, […]

Skoufis Slams Governor’s Veto of PBM Accountability Bill

Skoufis Slams Governor’s Veto of PBM Accountability Bill

Statement from State Senator James Skoufis: “With his veto tonight, Governor Cuomo inexplicably sided with drug company middle-men, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), instead of consumers and independent pharmacists. PBMs are engaged in highway robbery and S.6531, endorsed by the Senate Investigations and Government Operations Committee’s investigative report, would’ve begun to reign them in. After a […]

County Executive Signs Amended 2020 RC Budget

County Executive Signs Amended 2020 RC Budget

Budget Under NYS Property Tax Cap County Executive Ed Day signed the Resolution adopting Rockland County’s 2020 Budget which contained amendments from the Legislature. These amendments did not result in any additional increase in taxes from the County Executive’s Proposed Budget. The Budget was adopted by a 15-2, bipartisan vote of the Legislature on Tuesday, […]

Senator Carlucci holds Property Tax Forum

Senator Carlucci holds Property Tax Forum

SUFFERN, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance hosted a free Property Tax Forum for residents on December 4 at Rockland Community College in Suffern, New York. The forum gave an opportunity for residents to learn about changes to the Star program, the veteran’s property tax […]

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