RALPH NADER GIVES NOD TO ROCKLAND COUNTY TIMES OMBUDSMAN ALERT COLUMN

RALPH NADER GIVES NOD TO ROCKLAND COUNTY TIMES OMBUDSMAN ALERT COLUMN

Dear Dr. Alpert, Thank you for alerting me to movement of the pending rear seat belt requirement bill, Assembly Bill (A.) 1582, sponsored by Assemblyman Walter Mosely (D-57). I understand there is a similar bill pending in the Senate, Senate Bill (S.) 2928, sponsored by Senator Martin Malave Dilan (D-18). Please see the letter to the […]

OMBUDSMAN ALERT: New York & New Jersey explore treating property taxes as charitable deductions to avoid the federal cap on deductions

OMBUDSMAN ALERT: New York & New Jersey explore treating property taxes as charitable deductions to avoid the federal cap on deductions

By Dr. Louis Alpert Ombudsman Just last week, on February 22, 2018, Ombudsman-Alert discussed the bi-partisan federal legislation introduced by congresspersons Nita Lowey and Peter King to completely restore the SALT deductions, which was limited to 10K, in the new federal tax code, to begin in the tax year 2018! While this writer will continue […]

OMBUDSMAN-ALERT: Assemblyman Zebrowski Co-Sponsors Bills to Broaden Primary Seat Belt Laws to Include All Passengers in Both Front and Rear Seats

OMBUDSMAN-ALERT: Assemblyman Zebrowski Co-Sponsors Bills to Broaden Primary Seat Belt Laws to Include All Passengers in Both Front and Rear Seats

BY Dr. Louis Alpert Ombudsman As stated in last week’s Ombudsman-Alert article, “Keeping a hawk eye on auto safety”, New York State recently had their Highway Safety Laws downgraded  by the “Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety” from Green (best) to Yellow (caution) for lack of a primary seat belt Law in place that covered […]

OMBUDSMAN ALERT: Keeping a hawk eye on auto safety

OMBUDSMAN ALERT: Keeping a hawk eye on auto safety

Ombudsman Alert sits in on National Webinar hosted by leading auto safety ‘Advocates’   BY DR. LOUIS ALPERT Ombudsman The Ombudsman Alert [this author] was invited to participate in the National Webinar held by the ‘Advocates’ on January 22.  The purpose of the webinar was to emphasize that adopting proven state safety laws and existing advanced […]

OMBUDSMAN ALERT: Chrysler to recall 160,000 Chrysler minivans as advocated for by the Rockland County Times

OMBUDSMAN ALERT: Chrysler to recall 160,000 Chrysler minivans as advocated for by the Rockland County Times

BY DR. LOUIS ALPERT Ombudsman The Rockland County Times, starting on November 30, 2017, through its Ombudsman, joined the efforts of the Center for Auto Safety, founded by Ralph Nader, to demand that Chrysler recall 160,000 Pacifica Minvans due to their dangerous stalling problems. The author of this column represented Ralph Nader in the greater […]

OMBUDSMAN ALERT: WILL YOU BE AMONG THE FIRST TO PICK YOUR KIDS’ GENES?

OMBUDSMAN ALERT: WILL YOU BE AMONG THE FIRST TO PICK YOUR KIDS’ GENES?

As Machine Learning Unlocks Predictions From DNA Databases, Scientists Say Parents Could Have Choices Never Before Possible BY DR. LOUIS ALPERT Ombudsman As in several previous articles in this column inspired by MIT publications, this author, an MIT alumnus and former mathematics instructor at the Institute, was granted permission to quote the January, 2018 edition […]