New York’s voting laws lag behind much of the country, and due to unfair and burdensome restrictions, some cannot exercise their constitutional right to vote. We must do more to eliminate these obstacles, and it starts with major voting reforms. Historically, voter turnout among young people is far lower than for other age groups. According […]
To the Editor, In our democracy, all citizens have an equal right to vote. This right is guaranteed, but that guarantee is pointless unless we have an equal chance to use it. Many New Yorkers don’t get that chance. Early voting will give many more New Yorkers the opportunity to use their Constitutional right. Thirty […]
To the Editor, I would like to thank all the voters of the 98th district for re-electing me to another term as your State Assemblyman. When all the votes were counted, I won by 63% of the vote, almost 27 points and 10,000 votes over my opponent, making this one of the most successful races […]
Downstate “Blue Wave” carries Democrats to control all chambers of state government and all statewide elected positions – Now What?
CORRECTION – [This article originally reported the wrong winner of the Orangetown clerk race] BY KATHY KAHN Governor Andrew Cuomo and his running mate, Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, easily won victory over Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro Tuesday. A blue wave that did not quite materialize nationally did, in fact, swamp downstate New York. […]
The Board of Trustees of the Pearl River Public Library announces that the annual Budget Vote and Trustee Election is scheduled to be held at the Pearl River Public Library on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. There will be a Budget Hearing on Tuesday, May 29 at 7:15 p.m. The Pearl River Public Library Board of […]
By County Executive Ed Day When I reviewed the proposed Governor’s Executive Budget, it included, among other items, an Early Voting initiative. Given the fact that some years back when this was last proposed, the proposed cost of implementation would have occupied approximately three quarters of the entirety of a 2% property tax increase, I […]