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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo did it.
He uttered those two words that we so often hear from our political leaders when they are afraid of getting ahead of themselves: “Cautiously optimistic.”
The governor was referring to the likelihood that the federal government will come through with a low-interest loan for the replacement of the Tappan Zee Bridge.
The bridge builders like their odds...Read more »
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is showing a few blemishes after the state’s recent passage of new gun control laws.
More than 100,000 people have signed online petitions against New York’s newly enacted gun control laws and some people have publicly vowed to ignore aspects of it like registering assault weapons. Groups such as the New York State Rifle and Pistol Associations plan to sue and want the...Read more »
Ask any county executive or school superintendent how they’d spell relief and the letters would surely look like this: M-A-N-D-A-T-E-S.
All across New York, political leaders, notably Republicans, want to know how Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will deal with those crushing expenses like pensions, Medicaid or any number of school programs that are growing at a far greater pace than the state’s cap on...Read more »
If only we had those manual lever machines, then Tuesday’s election night count would be easier to tally.
Those days are long gone.
Officials in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and New York City are facing unprecedented challenges in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and since this is a presidential election year, those problems will only be compounded as turnout will be larger than normal.
But...Read more »
It will be one of Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef’s last budget proposals. And it may also be one of his toughest.
Ugly, painful and drastic are also words that come to mind in a spending plan that is due to the Board of Legislators by 5 p.m. Tuesday.
The Republican, who has served at the helm in Rockland since 1994, has announced that he won’t seek re-election next year....Read more »