John Bailey, White Plains CitizeNetReporter Publisher/Editor, Michael Edelman, Esq., National/International Political Analyst, Victoria Gearity, Ossining Mayor, and Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Editor-at-Large on Westchester On the Level – Monday, April 8, 2019th @10am EST

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Please note the broadcast is activated at 10am and an archive of the broadcast is created by 12:15pm.

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John Bailey, White Plains CitizeNetReporter Publisher/Editor engages us on the following subjects:

  1. On Sunday, April 7, 209th, a day before the White Plains Board of Education vote to adopt the FY2019-2000 School Budget, Monday night, Superintendent Dr. Joseph Ricci informed WPCNR, “We were very pleased to learn that the final ( NY state) budget included an increase in state aid for the WPCSD. We are grateful for our elected officials’ advocacy for the WPCSD. We learn the ramifications of the increased foundation aid and how it will impact the White Plains City School District (WPCSD).
  2. Allegations of corruption by two White Plains Police Benevolent Association officers regarding PBA funds entrusted to them has been divulged by White Plains Mayor Roach and has been referred by him for Investigation by the Office of Westchester County DistricAttorney Anthony Scarpino. This may best be considered White Plains’ Blue Truth.
  3. We learn of Kat Brezler filing for the June 25th Democratic Primary challenging the nominees for the White Plains Common Council. We inquire about the gravitas of her challenge.

 

Michael Edelman, Esq., national and international political analyst attends the broadcast from 10:30-11am. Inquiry on the following issues/concerns discussed:

  1. The Sunday show circuit revealed a renewed effort by Democrats to get access to President Trump’s tax returns, while Republicans mocked at their effort. We question if the president is required by law to divulge his tax returns or if it was a standard to which there is no legal requirement. Why does it matter. What can tax returns reveal? is it simply a Democratic hit-job?
  2. Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney advised that despite bipartisan criticism of President Trump wanting to cut off aid to Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras over the flow of migrants from those countries moving toward the U.S., “this is his number one priority. Keep in mind, dealing with health care is nice, dealing with the economy is nice. The president’s first responsibility is to protect the integrity and safety of our nation, and we really do believe and I think again, most folks are starting to agree with us now, that the situation on the border is a national security crisis.” Will POTUS’ plan fail as suggested by Senate Appropriations Committee Member Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) who said, “It may make the lives of these individuals even worse and thus encourage more of them to flee the countries that they are now leaving.” How does this issue correspond with POTUS reversing His position Regarding Mexico when he backed down on his threats to close the southern border, saying instead that he would give Mexico a “one-year warning” to stop the flow of drugs into the U.S.
  3. U.S. District Judge Sharon Gleason ruled that POTUS’ executive order seeking to revoke an Obama-era ban on oil and gas drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans was unlawful. Gleason wrote that Trump’s order revoking the drilling ban “is unlawful, as it exceeded the president’s authority.” What is the president’s purpose and does he have the right to the drilling ban? Will POTUS taken this issue to the Supreme Court?
  4. According to Politico, the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) plans to spend over $10 million to court Jewish voters who historically vote for Democrats. Republicans see an opportunity to exploit rifts in the Democratic support for Israel while depicting Pres. Trump as a stalwart defender of the nation. Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, who sits on the RJC board, said conditions are right to sway enough Jewish voters to make a difference in key states. “If you accept that there are sizeable Jewish populations in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, [and] Michigan, the Jewish vote – if we can make additional inroads – can be very helpful in putting you over the top,” Fleischer told the news outlet. “The White House knows that.”

 

Victoria Gearity, Ossining Mayor, attends the broadcast from 11am-11:30am. She reveals Albany’s response to the issues that revolve about Ossining with respect to the NYS FY2019-2020 budget recently passed, and the continuing process held behind closed doors that may append gnawing needs. We learn that which has passed and how it may affect Ossining either positively or negatively. And, if there are issues that must still be addressed, how to most effectively begin the process of mitigation. We inquire over whether allocations that benefit Ossining have gained positive support from Albany. If not, what may have been missing from persuading the NYS Legislature to be responsive. If financial disappointment exists, how does the municipality manage looking forward? Will any residual financial challenges of the present truncate the prospects of the future, and if so, how does Ossining tackle the issue? We learn if and/or how the process may have accommodated Ossining’s societal needs and concerns. This segment from 11-11:30am.

 

Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Editor-at-Large engages in the most compelling hyperlocal, county, state, national, and international news with commensurate analysis from 11:30am-12Noon. 

eHeziJohn Bailey, White Plains CitizeNetReporter Publisher/Editor, Michael Edelman, Esq., National/International Political Analyst, Victoria Gearity, Ossining Mayor, and Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Editor-at-Large on Westchester On the Level – Monday, April 8, 2019th @10am EST

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