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New York Senate co-leader Dean Skelos didn’t waste too much time Monday trying to link his rivals in the Assembly to the horrors of human sex trafficking. In a press release as well as a statement posted on Facebook, the Rockville Centre Republican pointed to the FBI’s takedown of a nationwide child prostitution ring, announced only a few hours before, as a sign New York needs to bolster its sex...Read more »
In a show of support for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, Rockland Democrats are blasting one of their own: New York Sen. David Carlucci. They’re particularly peeved at the Independent Democratic Conference's role in blocking the governor’s Women’s Equality Act from being voted on. They’re calling Carlucci a sellout. It's this kind of hardball pressure tactics that just might force the Senate to have a vote...Read more »
When Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo proposed his $143-billion budget in January, he said it was “simple and straightforward.” In his quest to deliver a third-consecutive on-time state budget, Cuomo said putting a plan together ought to be relatively simple exercise — one that wasn’t political and one where the numbers added up. Unfortunately, this year’s budget turned into more than numbers. While taxes,...Read more »