Post Tagged with: "NY State Assembly"

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Op-Ed: BUDGET MUST STOP THE BLEEDING FROM “1,000 CUTS”

BUDGET MUST STOP THE BLEEDING FROM “1,000 CUTS” by Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R-Canandaigua) Earlier this week, I testified in front of the Albany County Legislature to urge its members to vote against expanding an unnecessary ban on polystyrene […]

by · March 19, 2017 · Op Ed
WYSK: Another Brilliant Divide and Conquer Move By Governor Andrew Cuomo

WYSK: Another Brilliant Divide and Conquer Move By Governor Andrew Cuomo

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz District 32 Bronx County, New York You  should know that today, Governor Andrew Cuomo, the head of the Democratic Party in New York State, is all set to implement Machiavelli’s infamous “divide and conquer” technique […]

by · January 17, 2017 · Government, What You Should Know
Betrayed By Ambition: Don Guillo Was Left Without The Rope and The Goat

Betrayed By Ambition: Don Guillo Was Left Without The Rope and The Goat

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW By Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz “Don Guillo” Was Left Without the Rope and the Goat You should know that in the Barrio La Cuchilla Hato Tejas Bayamon, Puerto Rico where I was born, there was a […]

by · September 18, 2016 · Politics, What You Should Know
Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb

Op-Ed: WHEN IT COMES TO PREVENTING VIOLENCE, COMMON SENSE GOES A LONG WAY

WHEN IT COMES TO PREVENTING VIOLENCE, COMMON SENSE GOES A LONG WAY by Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb  The New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NYSCADV) has unbelievably and inexcusably issued a memo opposing the creation of potentially […]

by · April 17, 2016 · Op Ed
Corrupt Pols Collect Pensions. Taxpayers Left Holding The Bag

Corrupt Pols Collect Pensions. Taxpayers Left Holding The Bag

NO PENSION FORFEITURE IS A SLAP IN THE FACE TO HARD WORKING NEW YORK TAXPAYERS Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) Convicted former legislative leaders Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos will collect New York taxpayer money to the tune […]

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Cuomo, Legislature Reach Agreement on Rent Laws, 421a But Not MMA

In an email to supporters, Governor Andrew Cuomo described his end-of-session agreement with legislative leaders that addresses many of the important issues facing New York. Cuomo referred to his bold vision for New York: “one that promised to expand opportunity, […]

The MMA Journalist: State Senate Approves MMA But Bill’s Fate Still Uncertain In State Assembly

The MMA Journalist: State Senate Approves MMA But Bill’s Fate Still Uncertain In State Assembly

New York MMA Bill Status Update by Jim Genia Although yesterday was the last scheduled day of the 2015 legislative session and it came and went with seemingly no movement on the MMA bill, the outlook is still pretty positive […]

THE MMA JOURNALIST: No Movement on MMA Vote in NY Assembly

THE MMA JOURNALIST: No Movement on MMA Vote in NY Assembly

From The Political Ringside by Jim Genia The Democratic Conference of the New York State Assembly met Monday night to discuss the legalization of pro mixed martial arts (MMA) and after 90 minutes of closed-door talks, no decision was made […]

by · April 28, 2015 · Government, Sports
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CORRUPTION WATCH: Cuomo’s Ethics Reforms Fall Short

  Window Dressing, Not Reform by Russ Haven, Esq.   Albany has seen a parade of scandals over the past decade:  Two sitting governors; three of the past four Senate Majority Leaders; the Speaker of the Assembly; a state Comptroller; […]

Assembly Passes DREAM Act, Senate Action Unlikely

Assembly Passes DREAM Act, Senate Action Unlikely

On Thursday, the state Assembly voted 87-45 for the DREAM Act, a bill that would open up state-level college tuition assistance to children of immigrants and undocumented immigrants who are in the country illegally. The vote was largely along party […]

by · February 27, 2015 · Government, Immigration Issues, News
Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Indicted

Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Indicted

(New York, NY) — The Associated Press reported today that former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been indicted on three charges stemming from his  federal bribery arrest last month. The former Speaker was indicted on Thursday by a grand jury […]

by · February 19, 2015 · Corruption Watch, Government, News, Politics