Sun, Nov 2, 2014
Long Island’s 2014 General Election results for November 4, 2014.
Since the founding of our nation, we’ve weaved a tradition of welcoming immigrants into the very fabric of who we are. It’s what keeps us dynamic, entrepreneurial, and uniquely American. But, as we know all too well, America’s immigration system is broken. So tonight, President Obama addressed the nation on the executive actions he is […]
Mark Scheerer | New York News Connection COMMACK, N.Y. – After 18 years of no congressional action, the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) finally has been signed into law. The measure revises the block grant to include basic provisions to improve the quality of child care around the country. President Barack Obama […]
Long Islanders celebrated President Obama’s announcement of administrative action to protect millions of undocumented immigrant from senseless deportations. The President’s new policy, which will provide deferred action to undocumented parents and families of United States citizens, will provide a needed reprieve for millions of families and enable immigrant families to stay together. Long Island immigrants […]
Sat, Nov 22, 2014
Election by character assassination? Or robust public vetting of candidates? Growing old, as the saying goes, isn’t for sissies—and neither is running for office these days on Long Island or elsewhere in the United States and being mercilessly attacked. Years ago it was known as mudslinging. In recent times, terms also used have been negative […]
Thu, Nov 20, 2014
The recent crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo and explosion on launch three days earlier of an Antares rocket further underline the dangers of inserting nuclear material in the always perilous space flight equationas the U.S. and Russia still plan. “SpaceShipTwo has experienced an in-flight anomaly,” Virgin Galactic tweeted after the spacecraft, on which $500 […]
One environmental group is sending congratulations to Gov. Andrew Cuomo on his re-election victory, but is also calling for action on a fracking pledge Cuomo made during the campaign.
Frank Scaturro is a former Counsel for the Constitution on the Senate Judiciary Committee and Republican and Conservative candidate for the House of Representatives in New York’s 4th Congressional District. He wrote this Op/Ed for the Washington Examiner.
A plan to convert a coal-fired power plant on the shores of Lake Cayuga to a natural gas-burning facility is under fire from residents of nearby towns who say it is unnecessary – and will hit utility customers’ bills hard.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Thomas C. Krumpter are urging citizens to be vigilant when receiving telephone solicitations or emails from persons identifying themselves as employees of the Internal Revenue Service.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014
The call “to ‘buy local’ promotes public health at the expense of protecting the well-being of the farmworkers who grow and harvest the much-coveted produce on regional farms.”
Lee Zeldin was elected tonight to the United States Congress, representing the First Congressional District of New York. Following tonight’s victory, Congressman-elect Zeldin released the following statement: “Tonight Long Island voters sent a clear message to Washington that the status quo is totally unacceptable to us, and that we want a better path forward for […]
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A law co-sponsored by Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory and 18th District Suffolk County Legislator William Spencer that bans the sale of powdered caffeine to minors was signed into law today by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. This bill is the first ban on sale of powdered caffeine to minors adopted by any municipality in the country.
American Action Network (@AAN) Chairman and former Senator Norm Coleman (MN) issued the following statement in response to tonight’s election results in New York’s 1st Congressional District. AAN spent nearly $1.5 million in independent expenditures in the NY-01 general election on cable TV and online advertising, direct mail, and GOTV efforts.
The American people have put their trust in the Republican Party, sending a GOP majority to the U.S. Senate. I want to congratulate all our candidates tonight,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. “Our party’s principles and message resonated with voters across the country. This was a rejection of President Obama’s failed polices and Harry Reid’s dysfunctional Senate.