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NEW ROCHELLE, NY, YONKERS, NY, and WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY —Kenny Belvin, a New Rochelle native has announced his candidacy to represent Congressional District 16. He espouses a progressive vision for the district. We ask for him to share his vision and to elaborate on its efficacy. He asserts the time is appropriate for bold ideas that would enfranchise the constituents he intends to serve.
Mr. Belvin advises the time has come to move beyond postulated ideas that have failed and the need to create bold solutions that mitigate problems. He suggests one such initiative solution is the Green New Deal to tackle and effectively respond to climate change. We learn why the plan resonates with him and how it may effectively mitigate the deleterious effect to the environment and overall health of people. Cancelling student debt is another issue that has already proved to burden people into their 60s. He suggests millions relieved of such debt will be able to surmount the burden and that society will overall gain in engaging in such a plan.
We ask Mr. Belvin the purpose and the result expected of initiating his campaign effort more than a year before the November 2020 effort so early? This segment heard from 10-10:30am
Delfim Heusler, Yonkers Insider Publisher / Editor elaborates over the $3 billion inducement agreement agreed to by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and Amazon representatives for building an Amazon HQ2 in Long Island Island City, Queens, NY, intended to employ 25,000 people whose average remuneration would be $150,000 per annum and expand the “think tank” workforce to 40,000 people when the build out is completed 8 years after the initial construction. Hiring is intended to begin in 2019. Governor Cuomo advises the $3 billion indictment to retail giant Amazon will return $27 million in taxes and other financial benefits.
NYS Senate Majority Andrea Stewart–Cousins and NYS Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie suggest the inducement is inappropriate and have done so claiming they have shown their independence of Gov. Cuomo. Should Amazon decide to forego opening an Amazon HQ2 in New York City, are the two leaders certain that New Jersey will become Amazon’s HQ2? Why are they will to gamble on losing a project that will return $27 billion to the New York Metropolitan economy that will reach into Westchester County, the other boroughs, and Long Island? Will Yonkers suffer Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins public rebuke of Gov. Cuomo. Is her conduct intended to undermine any future potential challenge by Sen. Michael Gianaris, her Deputy Leader. Gov. Cuomo has no intention of retreating from this deal, and the validity of the numbers he asserts to be realized have been corroborated through other sources. That said, has Sen. Stewart-Cousins undermined Yonkers, and the New York Metro area? One would think that serving the Public Interest is the purpose of elected office. What is her intent? Are we witnessing the slow but consistent disintegration of her leadership capacity? This segment from 10:30-11am.
Thereafter, Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Editor-at-Large speaks to the most recent national, and international concerns with commensurate analysis. This segment from 11am-12Noon.