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Karl Grossman: Suffolk’s Smoking Age Law reflects a sharp difference between the major parties on Long Island

April 11th, 2014

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The vote and the signing of the law reflects a sharp difference between the major parties on Long Island. In neighboring Nassau, action on a similar bill has been blocked in recent weeks by its legislature’s GOP majority.

Frank Seabrook’s Liberty Report: Clinging to the Past

April 9th, 2014

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In light of the never ending controversial public and private land use issues, I still find this article still relative today. Perhaps you’ll find it interesting.

Karl Grossman: Are term limits a good thing? That’s debatable and, in terms of Suffolk County, doubtful

April 5th, 2014

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Have term limits, since they began spreading through the United States three decades ago, been a good thing? That’s debatable and, in terms of Suffolk County, doubtful, in my view.

Karl Grossman: “G.M. Flaw” could be substituted for by “G.E. Flaw”

April 2nd, 2014

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And so do we — whether we drive a G.M. Cobalt car or are impacted by the permitted radioactive emissions or accidental discharges from nuclear power plants or water contaminated by the fracking process or food loaded with genetically modified organisms, GMOs, and chemical poisons.

Frank Seabrook’s Liberty Report: Even with this latest budget, NYS will still be the highest-taxed

April 1st, 2014

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While many of your local elected officials are gloating over this “on-time” budget, or maybe even how much “state aid” they brought home to their district, keep in mind the most important thing to remember. That even with this latest budget, NYS will still be the highest-taxed, most regulated state in the country and this budget does very little to turn that around.

Larry Kelly: In the Demos campaign, the public’s role is defined as “listen only.”

March 30th, 2014

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Many times, the famous person commercial is simply a favor for a favor. That would explain why Giuliani is seen and heard praising an SEC career which ended in 3 SEC Inspectors General calling for discipline to be imposed. But the public will not get those details through Demos television commercials or Demos telephone town halls. In the Demos campaign, the public’s role is defined as “listen only.” That is not a category most New Yorkers accept for very long.

Bellone: An efficient balanced budget that works for the people of the state of New York

March 30th, 2014

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I commend the Governor and the New York State Legislature for holding the line on spending, providing universal pre-kindergarten for all children, property tax relief for homeowners across the state, all while producing an efficient balanced budget that works for the people of the state of New York.”

Mangano: State Budget delivers one of the largest property tax relief packages for Long Island in years

March 30th, 2014

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  Statement from Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano on State Budget Agreement: “This budget, thanks to the Governor’s leadership, delivers one of the largest property tax relief packages for Long Island homeowners in years. Nassau County has been a leader when it comes to cutting taxes and providing quality government services at less expense […]

Long Island Business Owner Jon Cooper Goes to the Hill to Support $10.10 Minimum Wage

March 30th, 2014

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Following are the remarks from the Capitol Hill by Long Island business owner and former Suffolk County Legislator Jon Cooper at a press conference attended last week with Senators Casey, Booker, Markey and Blumenthal.

Frank Seabrook’s Liberty Report: NYS Senator Ken LaValle Watch:

March 29th, 2014

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With the NY economy in dire straights, developing this energy would be smart for NY. State GOP Chair Ed Cox has urged Governor Cuomo to allow this development. However a big obstacle to this economic boom is NYS Senator Ken LaValle who, with his buddy Governor Cuomo, is leading the charge on an energy development moratorium.

Karl Grossman: Strife involving the Independence Party‏

March 29th, 2014

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The Independence Party and its Suffolk County and New York State chairman, Frank MacKay, have been under intense media and political attack in recent weeks. That comes despite the increased power of the party in recent years, notably on Long Island.

Karl Grossman: Slaughtering swans — about the dumbest thing the DEC has ever come up with

March 22nd, 2014

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Karl Grossman: Slaughtering swans — about the dumbest thing the DEC has ever come up with

What’s with the plan of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to slaughter all 2,200 mute swans—those beautiful, elegant, graceful birds—in New York State? Hands down, it’s about the dumbest thing the DEC has ever come up with.

Karl Grossman: Will Cuomo undo high-voltage power line projects and run them underground?

March 7th, 2014

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Will Governor Cuomo move to undo the high-voltage power line projects—and, as should be done, have the lines run underground? On a visit to the island last month, he was totally bullish about PSEG. He said bringing the Newark, New Jersey utility to Long Island to run the electrical system here was one of his “proudest achievements,” according to the WSHU radio report on his February 19 appearance.

Newsday Editorial: Kick the Independence Party off the ballot

March 7th, 2014

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Unlike in most states, however, the laws also permit endorsements of candidates by more than one party. So the minor parties parasitically survive by giving their lines to mainstream candidates in state races.

Karl Grossman: The third anniversary of “The Big Nuclear Lie” – The Fukushima Daiichi catastrophe

March 2nd, 2014

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With the third anniversary of the start of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear catastrophe coming next week, the attempted Giant Lie about the disaster continues—a suppression of information, an effort at dishonesty of historical dimensions.

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