Juneteenth Rockland County Legislature Meeting Recap

Juneteenth Rockland County Legislature Meeting Recap

This week’s meeting of the Rockland County Legislature began on a dramatic note when the first citizen to speak during scheduled public participation was forcibly removed from the building by police officers. The man was quickly escorted out of the council chambers after spewing a series of derogatory remarks at Legislator Santulli, who recently proposed […]

TRUMP MULLING WHETHER TO DROP MARIJUANA FROM SCHEDULE 1 DRUG LIST

TRUMP MULLING WHETHER TO DROP MARIJUANA FROM SCHEDULE 1 DRUG LIST

With New York State currently trying to fully legalize medical, as well as recreational, marijuana in New York, as nine other states have already done, Pres. Donald Trump recently hinted he’s also reconsidering his stance on the issue. President Trump often has indicated he has a zero tolerance policy for drug abuse, citing his brother’s […]

RECLAIM NEW YORK INITIATIVE JOINS ASSEMBLYMEMBERS AND GOOD GOVERNMENT GROUPS TO VOICE SUPPORT FOR THE PROCUREMENT INTEGRITY ACT

RECLAIM NEW YORK INITIATIVE JOINS ASSEMBLYMEMBERS AND GOOD GOVERNMENT GROUPS TO VOICE SUPPORT FOR THE PROCUREMENT INTEGRITY ACT

Statement from Reclaim New York Initiative Executive Director Brandon Muir on the organization’s joint press conference with the Assembly Minority Conference: “Today Reclaim New York Initiative joined Assemblymembers and good government groups to call for an immediate vote on a bill that would restore transparency across our state. “For too long, bad actors have bypassed […]

Clinical Leaders, Not State Legislators, Should Determine Nurse Staff Levels

Clinical Leaders, Not State Legislators, Should Determine Nurse Staff Levels

By Kevin Dahill Multiple times every day, nursing leaders make decisions on the number of nurses per patient needed to staff each unit in their hospitals, based on factors such as the severity of their patients’ illnesses, the skill set of their workforce, clinical research and professional guidelines.  It is both a legal and an […]

ROCKLAND COUNTY SUES RAMAPO: Lawsuit alleges town officials sidestepped rules to downzone property at Bluefield Extension project

ROCKLAND COUNTY SUES RAMAPO: Lawsuit alleges town officials sidestepped rules to downzone property at Bluefield Extension project

  BY JOEL GROSSBARTH While former Ramapo Town Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence continues to languish in a federal prison only three months into his 2 ½-year sentence, the effects of his administration’s policies in connection with land use applications continue to haunt the residents of Ramapo. Now, the County of Rockland has had enough and […]

BRABENEC JOINS FURRY FRIENDS AT LEGISLATIVE ANIMAL ADVOCACY DAY IN ALBANY

BRABENEC JOINS FURRY FRIENDS AT LEGISLATIVE ANIMAL ADVOCACY DAY IN ALBANY

PRESS RELEASE FROM ASSEMBLYMAN KARL BRABENEC As is an annual tradition in Albany, Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,TCN-Deerpark) joined colleagues and many of their pets for Animal Advocacy Day in Albany today. Brabenec sponsors bipartisan legislation, Kirby and Quigley’s Law, which would toughen penalties against those who harm animalsduring the course of committing certain crimes. The […]

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