RC Legislature approves 2020 budget

RC Legislature approves 2020 budget

By Joe Kuhn The Rockland Legislature has approved the county’s 2020 operating budget by a near unanimous vote of 15-2. The new budget, which totals more than 700 million dollars, includes raises for many elected officials, five million dollars for the construction of the new Hi Tor Animal Shelter, and more than 70 million dollars […]

Local Officials Call for Statewide Moratorium on Criminal Justice Laws Set to Take Effect January 1, 2020 

Local Officials Call for Statewide Moratorium on Criminal Justice Laws Set to Take Effect January 1, 2020 

Photos by Scott Waters PRESS RELEASE Prosecutors, Sheriffs, Police Chiefs, Police Unions and Local Elected Officials joined together last Thursday to urge New York State Lawmakers to authorize a moratorium on the Criminal Justice Laws Set to Take Effect January 1, 2020 in order to carefully examine the full impacts of these laws. This was […]

Abinanti & Carlucci Highlight Problem Potholes & Say State Should Pay For Damages Year Round

Abinanti & Carlucci Highlight Problem Potholes & Say State Should Pay For Damages Year Round

Lawmakers & Residents to Call on Governor to Sign Bill Into Law to Close the Pothole Loophole  Greenburgh, NY – 11/22/19 – Assemblymember Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) and Senator David Carlucci (D-Westchester/Rockland) will be joined by Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner and members of the Sirens Motorcycle Club on Sunday to bring attention to potentially dangerous […]

Ombudsman Alert – LOWEY AND CARLUCCI SUPPORT LEGISLATION BANNING PHONE SCAMS AND “BAD ROBOCALLS”

Ombudsman Alert – LOWEY AND CARLUCCI SUPPORT LEGISLATION BANNING PHONE SCAMS AND “BAD ROBOCALLS”

BY DR. LOUIS ALPERT Ombudsman The Ombudsman Alert has complained about the fraudulent scam calls made by companies attempting to convince unsuspecting consumers to call a certain 800 number with the threat that by NOT making such a call they would be billed up to $299,99. This clearly illegal practice has increased over the past […]

Governor Signs Jaffee, Carlucci Bill into Law

Governor Signs Jaffee, Carlucci Bill into Law

New law allows building inspectors, fire inspectors and code enforcement officers in the Village of Airmont to reside in Rockland County or adjoining counties. (Albany, NY) Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee (D-Suffern) and Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) today announced that Governor Cuomo signed into law their bill (Ch. 503 of 2019) that would allow building inspectors, fire […]

Skoufis & Zebrowski Announce Enactment of Campaign Disclosure Law

Skoufis & Zebrowski Announce Enactment of Campaign Disclosure Law

New York now joins many other states and the federal government in requiring a “paid for by statement” on political communication. Senator James Skoufis (D-Hudson Valley) and Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski (D-Rockland) announced that their campaign disclosure legislation has been signed into New York State law (S.4910/A.4668). The legislation looks to put an end to anonymous […]