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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — White Plains CitizeNetReporter Publisher / Editor and Monday Westchester On the Level Co-host John Bailey speaks to the most important issues concerning Westchester County and White Plains governments from 10-10:30am.
- New York State Budget Director Robert Mujica advised that the fiscal realities for the FY2019-2010 Budget informs the NYS Legislature that there are fiscal shortfalls expected due to an unstable economy. At issue are the disagreements expressed by the State Executive and the Majority Senator Conference, and the Assembly Speaker. All forecasters point a possible recession. Since there is disagreement regarding revenue estimates, the Senate insisting on higher revenue than the Assembly and/or the Executive can allocate, Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli will be responsible ny law to designate a “binding revenue estimate” that may not be legally exceeded.
- Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Ricca is awaiting the unveiling of the 2019 City Assessment Roll that was due out on Friday, March 1, 2019, among other specific information to determine whether or not the tentative White Plains Board of Education FY2019-2010 budget allocation of approximately $225 million announced two weeks ago would have to be reconsidered.
- Inquiry over the legality of firing a new cleaning contractor who dismissed SEIU workers without notice to Westchester County.
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Political Analyst Michael Edelman, Esq., tackles the issues that revolve about President Trump and recent issues that have taken center stage in New York State. This segment heard from 10:30-11am
- The Hanoi summit held by North Korean President Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump faltered before a “deal” between the two nations could be consummated. Inquiry into the 2017 fatal injuries suffered by Otto Warmbier, an American college student taken captive in North Korea, died shortly after his return to the U.S. Trump advised that when he asked Kim about Warbier, Kim advised he was unaware of his being tortured. What is the upside for Trump being so respectful of Kim Jong-un. Trump rejects U.S. Intelligence services.
- The Canadian government announced Friday that it will allow an extradition hearing for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou to the United States to proceed. Meng, the chief financial officer of Huawei and the daughter of founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested in Canada last year at the request of the United States following allegations the manufacturer defrauded multiple banks and violated U.S. sanctions on Iran. Will the prospect for reducing the tariff war with China be undermined should extradition come about?
- Jared Kushner had a top-security clearance that went against Intelligence services that advised President Trump that his son-in-law had issues that made him vulnerable to manipulation and influence. The New York Times reported that Trump ordered then Chief of Staff John Kelly to give Kushner top-security clearance despite their objections.
- Congress is poised to block President Trump’s national emergency declaration by paving the way for the first veto vote showdown with Trump’s White House. This come after Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) became the fourth GOP senator to advise he would vote against POTUS’ declaration for funding the U.S.-Mexan border wall. President Trump’s national emergency declaration, paving the way for the first veto showdown with Trump’s White House, advising that he would not support giving a president “extra-constitutional powers.” This is an issue about Congress’s constitutional authority to determine spending. It’s Article One,” said Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine). Sen. Lisa Myrkowski (R-AK), and Thom Tillis (R-NC) have already said they will support the resolution of disapproval to block Trump’s emergency declaration
- Over 50 countries have recognized the self-declared Interim Presidency of Guaido. Is the support he has received a template for change of government in Venezuela conceivable without a bullet being fired? Has the concept failed? How did the U.S. permit Cuba, China, Russia, and Iran to build their influence over Venezuela?
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Ossining Mayor Victoria Gearity speaks to the most relevant / urgent concerns of the village and what issues requires greater planning in direction and outcome, and those projects that may move ahead. This segment from 11am-11:30am.
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This month’s offering from The Ossining Documentary and Discussion Series (ODDS) is She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, an exploration of the modern women’s movement. Gina Avila, Founder and Board President of the Women’s Empowerment Institute will join Mayor Victoria Gearity and Hezi Aris by attending the broadcast in the final half-hour of the day In shining a historical perspective of how far the struggle has come to achieve and how much further it must go. The free screening will take place on Thursday, March 7th, 2019 at the Ossining Public Library. Seating begins at 6:15 PM, admission is always free and all are welcome. A panel discussion will follow with expert panelists drawn from nearby communities. This segment airs from 11:30am-12Noon.