GOVERNOR CUOMO REBUKES LOCAL RABBI

GOVERNOR CUOMO REBUKES LOCAL RABBI

Rabbi Noson Leiter, president of the activist group Torah Jews for Decency and Rockland County resident, has caused waves in the past by associating natural disasters with the LGBT movement and abortion. Prior to New York passing “marriage equality” last June Leiter editorialized that Noah’s flood was provoked by same-sex relations and natural disasters can […]

Cuomo Vetoes Bill S7722 that would have Funded Private Special Ed

Cuomo Vetoes Bill S7722 that would have Funded Private Special Ed

BY MICHAEL RICONDA On Tuesday, July 31, Governor Andrew Cuomo vetoed S7722, a controversial bill which would have allowed parents to seek tuition reimbursement for special education students attending private schools for cultural reasons. S7722, which was pushed by the Catholic school system and Orthodox Jewish communities, passed through both houses of the state legislature, […]

Gov. Cuomo Signs Senator Ball’s Puppy Mill Bill into Law

Gov. Cuomo Signs Senator Ball’s Puppy Mill Bill into Law

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation: S7268A, also known as “Charlemagne’s Law,” into law. The legislation, sponsored by Senator Greg Ball (R,C-Patterson), will improve the health and quality of life of animals by providing duly licensed pet dealers with updated standards of care. In May, Senator Greg Ball enlisted the support of his Animal Advisory […]

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Help Protect Students from Cyberbullying

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation this week intended to help protect students from cyberbullying as well as other forms of harassment, bullying, and discrimination. The new law is designed to beef up a school’s response to harassment and bullying through increased reporting, investigation, intervention, training and prevention. Cuomo said the law requires schools to […]

Timelines: July 5, 2012

Rockland County Launches Travel & Entertainment Guide Rockland County Tourism & Local Development’s launched its first ever 2012 Travel & Entertainment Guide. This 50-page guide includes listings of Rockland’s tourist attractions, including parks, hotels, historic sites, theaters, arts organizations, farmers’ markets, restaurants and more. As part of this effort, Rockland Tourism & Local Development is […]

Thruway Sells $1.1 Billions in Bonds to Help Fund Tappan Zee Project

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the New York State Thruway Authority has completed a sale of long-term bonds, raising $1.1 billion for the Authority so it can move forward with capital projects across the state, including the Tappan Zee Bridge. “The Thruway Authority has taken important steps to save costs and put in place […]