Tuesday, December 10, 2013
At a time when the American auto industry was about to collapse, the President made the tough to decision to invest in it, according to WhiteHouse.gov. Today, the White House reports, the United States no longer owns a stake in General Motors, and the auto industry is thriving. Here's what that looks like:
The Long Island region was awarded $83 million in Regional Economic Development Awards. New York State’s Regional Councils were created by Governor Cuomo in 2011 in an effort to jumpstart the economy and create jobs. The initiative has redesigned the state’s approach to economic development from a top-down model to a community-based, performance-driven approach where community, business and academic leaders develop strategic plans tailored to their region’s unique strengths and resources in order to spur economic development.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the Candlelight Evenings at Old Bethpage Village Restoration will take place on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, December 13th, 14th, 15th, and December 20th, 21st, and 22nd from 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Lee Zeldin, Conservative Republican candidate for U.S. Congress in New York’s First Congressional District, was endorsed today by the Suffolk County Deputy Sheriffs. The endorsement follows the Suffolk County Corrections Officer Association’s endorsement earlier this week and demonstrates the strong support for Zeldin’s campaign among local law enforcement.
NYS Assemblyman Brian Curran (Lynbrook – 21st AD) today urged U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand to delay the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (BW-12) by supporting Senate Bill 1610. Curran said that BW-12, which allows the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other agencies to make a number of changes to the way the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is run, would increase flood insurance premiums for homeowners, ultimately making flood insurance unaffordable and defeating the goal of the NY Rising Program.
New York State is experiencing an epidemic of hit-and-run driving incidents where the outcome has been serious physical injury and death. Data collected by the Suffolk County Police Department shows that in 2012 there were 5,555 reported incidents where a driver left the scene, and 11 of those resulted in fatalities. This past year has seen no change. The crime of hit-and-run driving repeatedly makes the news. The crime is particularly egregious since a severely injured person’s chance of survival is greatly diminished when medical care is delayed.