Legislature Calls For Bridge Toll Discount

Legislature Calls For Bridge Toll Discount

Rockland County legislators voted 10-0 Tuesday to urge the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Toll Advisory Panel to recommend discounted tolls for Rockland bridge users. The resolution followed a public input meeting held by the toll advisory panel. Legislators Harriet Cornell and Nancy Low-Hogan both addressed the toll advisory panel and submitted written comments. They […]

Senator Carlucci Announces Legislation to Ensure Convicted Murderers Who Sexually Assault Children Remain in Prison

Senator Carlucci Announces Legislation to Ensure Convicted Murderers Who Sexually Assault Children Remain in Prison

(Stony Point, NY) – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) along with fellow state lawmakers and the family of murder victim, Joan D’Alessandro, gathered at Harriman State Park on Tuesday to announce new legislation to Expand Joan’s Law. The legislation is called Paula’s Law (S.6633) and is named after 16-year-old Pearl River murder victim, Paula Bohovesky. It […]

GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS CARLUCCI’S & JAFFEE’S BILL INTO LAW HONORING THURGOOD MARSHALL’S FIGHT FOR EQUALITY IN ROCKLAND & ACROSS THE COUNTRY

GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS CARLUCCI’S & JAFFEE’S BILL INTO LAW HONORING THURGOOD MARSHALL’S FIGHT FOR EQUALITY IN ROCKLAND & ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Bill Renames Part of Rt. 17 in Rockland County, the ‘Justice Thurgood Marshall Memorial Highway’ (Albany, NY) — Today Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed Senator David Carlucci’s and Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee’s bill (S.521-A/A.5939) into law, naming a portion of State Route 17 in the Village of Hillburn as the “Justice Thurgood Marshall Memorial Highway.” Before […]

With Primary Elections Come Legal Challenges

With Primary Elections Come Legal Challenges

BY JOEL GROSSBARTH The great American Founding Father Benjamin Franklin wrote the common phrase that “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” With all due respect to Mr. Franklin, a third certainty has arisen. That is, when people run for elected offices, there will be legal challenges. This […]

Reliance on Foreign Mines an Environmental and National Security Risk

Reliance on Foreign Mines an Environmental and National Security Risk

By Michael Stumo Americans recently woke up to the news that China is threatening to cut off supplies of “rare earth” metals to the United States. It’s a troubling situation. But such alarming headlines could finally motivate Washington to rectify a longstanding problem—America’s growing dependence on imported metals and minerals. It may all sound a bit obscure. But these […]