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- Informs our listeners that the recently approved Westchester County Sales Tax will be based on population as opposed to need. that being the case, the 2020 census may change allocation from that of this year.
- Noting that the White Plains tax bill has arrived, there is work to do … we learn what that is, and wwe inquire why the Star rebate program is delayed.
- We learn that the Hamilton Green, perhaps better known as the White Plains Mall is delayed. At issue is the basis for that delay. What does the developer advise is the issue? It seems the SEIU is concerned that the developer is seeking new partners for the project and is asking for Open Shop Employment from the Industrial Development Agency. We attempt to define Open Shop Employment.
- The White Plains City Council race slated for the November General Election seems to have the three Democratic nominees presently controlling the contest, while Kat Brezler is holding her November strategy close to the vest, and Republicans are studying whether issues they can present will resonate with the electorate affording the Republicans a winning edge.
- With time permitting we note that single-family home sales have declined in Westchester County in the 2nd quarter; prices have risen for condominiums, co-ops, 2-4 family homes as inventory expands.
National / International political analyst Michael Edelman, Esq., continues his compelling commentary with respect to POTUS:
- A battle royale initiated by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of treating minority women unfairly. Will this public spat undermine the progressive Democrats their capacity to win in 2020 or will the progressive Democrats gain support in their effort to insinuate race or political agenda?
- POTUS retreated from demanding the inclusion of a citizenship questionnaire in the upcoming census. He did however initiate a hardened political agenda by beginning deportation raids in major cities as divulged by the New York Times. The raids were to be carried out by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The raids are expected to take place in 10 cities with over 2,000 people targeted. The nation is already divided on immigration issues. Will this action polarize the nation irrevocably? Is there an alternative solution? Who has given it expression? If not, why not?
- Pelosi said that Trump’s attack on Democratic lawmakers, referring to four freshman House Democrats — Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, reaffirms his plan to make ‘America white again’. Is Pelosi correct? If so, will that endear more people to support a Dem ticket of find a resurgence of support of Trump for re-election?
- A Senate Republicans are reversing course and now taking a hard look at health care legislation to replace the 2010 Affordable Care Act in case the courts strike down former President Barack Obama’s signature achievement. There’s a sense of urgency among GOP lawmakers to come up with a plan to replace the most popular components of ObamaCare after a panel of appellate judges on Tuesday aggressively questioned whether the law passes legal muster following Congress’s repeal of the tax penalty for not having insurance. Can the Republicans come up with a credible plan to take advantage of the legal respite for which they were seemingly unprepared?
- The Trump administration said late on Friday it was issuing final rules to suspend a 2016 Obama administration regulation that more than doubled penalties for automakers failing to meet fuel efficiency requirements.
- American Airlines will extend cancellations of about 115 daily flights for a fourth time amid the continual grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX model. Can Boeing survive the safety issues and the two crashes that were bothering basis for the plane decertified. Was Boeing greed/failure to sufficiently test the airplane a likely catalyst that will cause airliners to purchase the European Airbus, or airplanes manufactured by Russia or China? Does government have a role in managing this crisis? This segment from 10-10:30am.
Ossining Mayor Victoria Gearity discusses the issues coming before the Village Board of Directors. This segment from 11-11:30am
Ossining Documentary & Discussion Series panelists discuss the free screening of Rolling Stone Investigative Reporter Greg Palast’s movie, “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy” with New York City Public School Teacher and Recent Candidate for White Plains City Council Kat Brezler, Peekskill Common Councilman Campaigning for Westchester County Legislator (District 1) Colin D. Smith, and Yonkers Tribune Editor-at-Large Hezi Aris regarding the movie. The film focuses on efforts to prevent Americans from voting. At the Ossining Public Library, 6:30 P.M. on Thursday, July 18th. This radio segment is conducted from 11:30am-12Noon.