Carlucci’s Column:  Naloxone Saves Lives

Carlucci’s Column:  Naloxone Saves Lives

BY STATE SENATOR DAVID CARLUCCI  Across the country, individuals, families, and communities, both rich and poor, have been impacted by the opioid epidemic. On average 115 people die every day from an opioid overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Rockland and Westchester Counties have not been immune. In 2017, both counties […]

A SALT cap surprise (so far)

A SALT cap surprise (so far)

BY E.J. McMAHON From the Empire Center The newly enacted federal income law provision limiting state and local tax (SALT) deductions “is likely to substantially decrease home values” in New York, Connecticut, Maryland and New Jersey. So claims a federal lawsuit filed by those four states against the Trump administration with the goal of having the $10,000 […]

New Department of State Regulation: Chestnut Ridge Cease and Desist Zones in Effect

New Department of State Regulation: Chestnut Ridge Cease and Desist Zones in Effect

Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee (D-Suffern) this week announced that as of July 1, 2018, a new regulation went into effect to address aggressive real estate solicitation in the incorporated Village of Chestnut Ridge in Rockland County, NY. The regulation prohibits real estate brokers, real estate salespeople, and other persons regularly engaged in the buying and selling […]

Legislator Hofstein: ‘Pharmacy Gag-Orders Must Be Banned’

Legislator Hofstein: ‘Pharmacy Gag-Orders Must Be Banned’

Some Pharmacists Prohibited From Informing Consumers Of Cheapest Prescription Medication Options   New City, NY (June 28, 2018) – If you went to the drugstore to pick up a prescription and could pay $100 instead of $125, what would you choose to pay? As things stand now, you don’t necessarily have a choice. That’s because some pharmacists […]