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Op-Ed: DOWNWARD PRESSURE FROM ALBANY CRUSHING LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, DRIVING UP TAXES

Op-Ed: DOWNWARD PRESSURE FROM ALBANY CRUSHING LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, DRIVING UP TAXES

By Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R-Canandaigua) New Yorkers pay the highest property taxes in the nation. It’s a dubious distinction that has plagued the Empire State for years. It is almost certainly a key element in another harsh […]

by · February 26, 2017 · Government, Op Ed
James P. O'Neill, NYC's 43rd Police commissioner

NYPD Policy on Immigration Status

The NYPD is committed to maintaining a welcoming environment for immigrant communities while also maintaining public safety for all. With this backdrop, the NYPD believes it is important to reiterate our immigration related policies. The NYPD accepts the city’s IDNYC […]

DiNAPOLI APPOINTS GOVERNMENT RELATIONS STAFF

DiNAPOLI APPOINTS GOVERNMENT RELATIONS STAFF

DiNAPOLI APPOINTS GOVERNMENT RELATIONS STAFF New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced today he has named Erin Stevens as deputy comptroller for Intergovernmental and Community Affairs, Christina Baal-Owens as director of Community Affairs, and Tad Mack as the regional […]

by · February 22, 2017 · Government
NYS Senator Jose Serrano Jr., SD 29.

State Senators Serrano and Hoylman Introduce Bills to Make New York a Safe Place for Immigrants

State Senators Serrano & Hoylman Introduce Bills to Make New York a Safe Place for Immigrants Package of bills would protect immigrant rights and fight back against the Trump administration Comes on the heels of nationwide raids by U.S. Immigration […]

Animal Advocates Should Not Have To Play Tug Of War On Transparency With New Administration’s USDA

Animal Advocates Should Not Have To Play Tug Of War On Transparency With New Administration’s USDA

SCHUMER: TRUMP ADMINISTRATION USDA IS HIDING CRITICAL INFO THAT HELPS PREVENT ANIMAL CRUELTY AND TRACKS ‘PUPPY MILLS’; SENATOR URGES FEDS TO BRING BACK ONLINE DATABASE THAT TRACKS THOUSANDS OF BREEDING FACILITIES & PREVENTS CRUELTY; BRINGING ANIMAL ABUSE TO LIGHT DEMANDS […]

by · February 21, 2017 · Animal Issues, Government
Engel Opposes GOP Resolution Curtailing Health Care Access

Engel Opposes GOP Resolution Curtailing Health Care Access

Engel Opposes GOP Resolution Curtailing Health Care Access Washington D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, voted against H.J. Res. 43, a resolution under the Congressional Review Act to disapprove of […]

by · February 21, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Health
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State Senators Serrano and Hoylman Introduce Bills to Make New York a Sanctuary State

State Senators Serrano and Hoylman Introduce Bills to Make New York a Sanctuary State Package of bills would protect immigrant rights and fight back against the Trump administration Comes on the heels of nationwide raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs […]

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley  Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley Delivers Weekly Democratic Address (Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. Video and audio of the address can be downloaded here. Below is a full transcript of […]

by · February 17, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Government
Senator Charles Schumer opposes JCPOA

Schumer: New Yorkers Will Pay The Price If HHS Secretary Is Allowed To Dismantle Medicare—So That’s Why I’m Sounding The Alarm

SCHUMER: WAR ON SENIORS HAS BEGUN WITH CONFIRMATION OF HHS SECRETARY WHO HAS SPENT A LIFETIME TRYING TO KILL MEDICARE; SENATOR SAYS VITAL PROGRAM IS IN REAL DANGER; PLEDGES TO USE NEW ROLE TO FIGHT ALL ATTEMPTS TO DESTROY VITAL […]

by · February 16, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Health
UNIONS & LEADERS FIGHT TRUMP’S ANTI-LABOR VISION

UNIONS & LEADERS FIGHT TRUMP’S ANTI-LABOR VISION

UNIONS & LEADERS FIGHT TRUMP’S ANTI-LABOR VISION Unions and Independent Democratic Conference members stand together against national right-to-work legislation and release four-point protection plan for New York State workers New York, NY — Standing up against the anti-labor vision of […]

by · February 15, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Jobs, Labor
State Assembly Passes Moratorium On NYC Carryout Bag Fee

State Assembly Passes Moratorium On NYC Carryout Bag Fee

  Speaker Carl Heastie Statement on Carry-out Bag Fee Moratorium Tuesday’s vote to enact a moratorium on New York City’s local law to impose a fee on carryout bags is not an ending, it is a beginning. We all share the […]

by · February 12, 2017 · Government, News
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Chairman Crowley Introduces Resolution Condemning White House Exclusion of Jewish People from Holocaust Statement

Chairman Crowley Introduces Resolution Condemning White House Exclusion of Jewish People from Holocaust Statement Over 100 Democratic Members Co-Sponsor Resolution (Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) announced today that more than 110 Democratic Members of Congress […]

by · February 10, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Government, History
BRONX ELECTED OFFICIALS WRITE LETTER TO MAYOR REQUESTING MORE INFORMATION ON PLANNED RECONSTRUCTION OF RODMAN’S NECK

BRONX ELECTED OFFICIALS WRITE LETTER TO MAYOR REQUESTING MORE INFORMATION ON PLANNED RECONSTRUCTION OF RODMAN’S NECK

BRONX ELECTED OFFICIALS WRITE LETTER TO MAYOR REQUESTING MORE INFORMATION ON PLANNED RECONSTRUCTION OF RODMAN’S NECK Bronx, NY— Following the city’s formal announcement to include $275 million in their preliminary budget for the reconstruction of the NYPD Rodman’s Neck training […]

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SENATOR KLEIN PROVIDES LOCAL SENIORS WITH MOBILE HEALTH SERVICES AND SCRIE SPECIALISTS

SENATOR KLEIN PROVIDES LOCAL SENIORS WITH MOBILE HEALTH SERVICES AND SCRIE SPECIALISTS Bronx, NY – Senator Jeff Klein provided various free health services, as well as the opportunity to sign up for a rent freeze program called the Senior Citizen […]

by · February 8, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Health
MONTEFIORE PUMPS UP BRONX AND WESTCHESTER ACTIVITIES TO CELEBRATE AMERICAN HEART MONTH

MONTEFIORE PUMPS UP BRONX AND WESTCHESTER ACTIVITIES TO CELEBRATE AMERICAN HEART MONTH

MONTEFIORE PUMPS UP BRONX AND WESTCHESTER ACTIVITIES TO CELEBRATE AMERICAN HEART MONTH Screenings, Food Demonstrations and Educational Activities Throughout February NEW YORK (February 1, 2017) – Associates at the Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart & Vascular Care will host a […]