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Firefighter Exam Filing Now Open Till April 25th

Firefighter Exam Filing Now Open Till April 25th

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by · April 15, 2017 · Jobs
Electing Senators By Popular Demand

Electing Senators By Popular Demand

On April 8, 1913, the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, establishing direct popular election of senators. Previously, members of the Senate were elected by each state’s legislature. As the voting franchise expanded after the Civil War and […]

by · April 9, 2017 · Government, History
Opinion: Kolb Speaks Out on State Budget

Opinion: Kolb Speaks Out on State Budget

“After an inexcusable delay, Albany has arrived at a 2017-18 State Budget. The entire process has been rife with dysfunction and clearly demonstrates the system is broken. In addition to being a week late, the 2017-18 spending plan was preceded […]

by · April 9, 2017 · Government, Op Ed
Op-Ed: AFFORDABLE COLLEGE FOR ALL

Op-Ed: AFFORDABLE COLLEGE FOR ALL

A special message from New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb and the Assembly Minority Conference. The rising cost of college affects nearly every student and graduate in New York State. We need a comprehensive approach to properly address […]

Congressman Joseph Crowley 14th Congressional District Bronx/Queens

Chairman Crowley Statement on CBO Report that 24 Million Would Lose Insurance Coverage Under Republican Health Care Proposal

Chairman Crowley Statement on CBO Report that 24 Million Would Lose Insurance Coverage Under Republican Health Care Proposal (Queens, NY) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office confirmed today that […]

by · March 19, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Health
WINTER STORM WARNING: STELLA LOOMS

WINTER STORM WARNING: STELLA LOOMS

NYC Mayor’s Office declares state of emergency beginning at midnight.New Yorkers urged to stay off the streets.

by · March 14, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Government, News
Congressman Eliot Engel speaks about recent incidents of hate including the desecration of a Jewish cemetery.--Photo by David Greene

After 28 Years, Rep. Eliot Engel Ended A Tradition

Engel: “Devil’s in The Details” on Trump’s Plans by David Greene Congressman Eliot Engel spoke briefly on President Donald Trump’s speech to a joint session of Congress, just days after the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs […]

by · March 7, 2017 · Government, Immigration Issues, News
Senator Klein & Assemblyman Crespo change law to help moms on WIC better access prescription formula

Senator Klein & Assemblyman Crespo change law to help moms on WIC better access prescription formula

Senator Klein & Assemblyman Crespo change law to help moms on WIC better access prescription formula Legislators presented ceremonial bill & pen to National Supermarket Association celebrating changes to onerous DOH policy New York, NY — State Senator Jeff Klein […]

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 […]