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Veto Message to the Senate: S. 1, Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act

February 24th, 2015

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Veto Message to the Senate: S. 1, Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act

TO THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES: I am returning herewith without my approval S. 1, the “Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act.” Through this bill, the United States Congress attempts to circumvent longstanding and proven processes for determining whether or not building and operating a cross-border pipeline serves the national interest. The Presidential power to […]

Long Island Republicans Urge Governor Cuomo to Release School Aid Numbers

February 24th, 2015

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Long Island Republicans Urge Governor Cuomo to Release School Aid Numbers

  GOP Assemblymembers highlight the need to disclose important school aid information   Long Island GOP Aseemblymembers held a press conference regarding the governor’s decision to withhold important school aid information. Assembly Minority Members Al Graf (R,C,I-Holbrook) and Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) are all members of the Assembly Committee on Education. “The decision to withhold this […]

Middle East: Turkish Military Enters Syria

February 22nd, 2015

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Middle East: Turkish Military Enters Syria

  The New York Times reports that the Turkish Army launched an operation into Syria to evacuate soldiers guarding the Tomb of Suleyman Shah, which has been besieged by Islamic State militants, and move the tomb’s remains, an official and Turkish news media reported on Sunday. The Turkish Government released the following Press Release, No: […]

Keystone Veto Won’t End Pipeline Woes In New York

February 20th, 2015

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Keystone Veto Won’t End Pipeline Woes In New York

Derek Hawkins | New York News Connection As President Obama prepares to veto a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline, New York landowners are gearing up for a fight over a different pipeline – one that could cut right through their backyards. The Constitution Pipeline would carry gas through 126 miles of forests and waterways […]

LI Immigrants, Allies Are Confident US Fifth Court of Appeals Will Reject Lawsuit

February 17th, 2015

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LI Immigrants, Allies Are Confident US Fifth Court of Appeals Will Reject Lawsuit

Undeterred by political attacks, Long Island immigrants continue to prepare for new immigration programs and organize to keep families together Long Island immigrant families are undeterred by a preliminary injunction issued by a federal judge in Texas, putting a temporary hold on President Obama’s deferred action program aimed to bring safety and security to million […]

LI Lawmakers Call For Return of $1 Billion to Schools

February 14th, 2015

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LI Lawmakers Call For Return of $1 Billion to Schools

In Albany today, Long Island lawmakers called for an end to the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) that has forced local school districts to cut educational programs and reduced services since it was implemented in 2010. “I’m calling upon the Governor and Legislature to permanently end the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA), which was put into place […]

Gay Marriage Cleared by U.S. High Court to Start in Alabama

February 9th, 2015

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Gay Marriage Cleared by U.S. High Court to Start in Alabama

Bloomberg reports that the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex weddings to start in Alabama, letting the number of gay-marriage states climb in advance of a constitutional showdown that may mean legalization nationwide.  According to Bloomberg Politics the justices rejected Alabama’s bid to stop a federal trial judge’s legalization order from taking effect […]

New York is Bad for Elephants

February 8th, 2015

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New York is Bad for Elephants

Mark Scheerer | New York News Connection Zoos in three New York cities are targeted by an animal-rights group on an annual list of what it calls North America’s “10 worst zoos” for elephants. The group “In Defense of Animals” accused the Buffalo Zoo of housing its two Asian female elephants in a “shockingly” small […]

Current Smog Standards “False Sense of Security” for Millions in New York

February 8th, 2015

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Current Smog Standards “False Sense of Security” for Millions in New York

Mike Clifford | New York News Connection New Yorkers have a chance to sound off about federal efforts to reduce ground-level ozone, otherwise known as smog. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says smog is a dangerous air pollutant, and is proposing updated smog prevention standards. Ed Miller, senior vice president for public policy with the […]

Report: Nearly Half-Million Tons of Fracking Waste Dumped in NY

February 8th, 2015

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Report: Nearly Half-Million Tons of Fracking Waste Dumped in NY

  Mike Clifford | New York News Connection Nearly a half million tons of solid fracking waste form Pennsylvania have been dumped in New York landfills, according to a new report that calls upon the Cuomo administration to take emergency action. Liz Moran, water and natural resources associate with Environmental Advocates of New York, authored […]

Meet the new NYS Assembly Speaker: Carl Heastie

February 3rd, 2015

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Meet the new NYS Assembly Speaker: Carl Heastie

Meet NYS Assemblyman Carl E. Heastie New York’s first black Assembly Speaker.  Heastie represents the 83rd A.D. in the Bronx and was first elected in 2000. Assembly Member Heastie has been called one of the most active assembly members by his colleagues. Carl has always been a strong advocate on behalf of New York State […]

Is Dean Skelos the Next to Fall?

January 31st, 2015

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Is Dean Skelos the Next to Fall?

The Daily News is reports that New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos is the next target of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. Bharara is reportedly now examining Skelos’s ties to the real estate industry, but a Skelos spokeswoman denied the claim, the Daily News reports. However, the daily continues that ‘Senator Skelos has not […]

Long Island Homeowners on the Brink of Foreclosure Demand Cuomo Use $920 Million in Settlement Funds for Foreclosure Victims

January 16th, 2015

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Long Island Homeowners on the Brink of Foreclosure Demand Cuomo Use $920 Million in Settlement Funds for Foreclosure Victims

  Urge governor to use money from banks who gave out fraudulent mortgages to help homeowners Long Island homeowners and advocates gathered at the home of New York Communities for Change member Charles Pollydore, a homeowner from Hempstead on the brink of homelessness. Mr. Pollydore and other community residents moved out furniture from Mr. Pollydore’s home into […]

Hempstead Town Appoints Bruce Blakeman and Erin King Sweeney to Board

January 14th, 2015

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Hempstead Town Appoints Bruce Blakeman and Erin King Sweeney to Board

Erin King Sweeney to serve 5th District, Bruce Blakeman Named to 3rd District The Hempstead Town Board has moved to fill two vacancies, appointing Erin King Sweeney as Councilwoman in the 5th District and Bruce Blakeman to the 3rd District’s Councilmanic seat. Sweeney will be replacing Councilwoman Angie Cullin, who has retired from her post […]

FBI: Bartender planned to poison him Boehner (Video Report)

January 13th, 2015

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FBI: Bartender planned to poison him Boehner (Video Report)

WCPO-Cinncinnati reports that John Boehner’s West Chester bartender planned to poison him. FBI says man said he was Jesus, Boehner was the devil. For more, CLICK HERE.

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