Former Deputy Mayor of The Village of Spring Valley Pleads Guilty to Participating in Bribery Scheme

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WHITE PLAINS, NY – June 18, 2015 — Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Joseph Desmaret pled guilty today in White Plains federal court to participating in a scheme in which he accepted over $10,000 in cash bribes in exchange for his votes, as a member of the Spring Valley Board …

eHeziFormer Deputy Mayor of The Village of Spring Valley Pleads Guilty to Participating in Bribery Scheme

Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Passage of “Enough Is Enough” Legislation to Combat Sexual Assault on College Campuses

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ALBANY, NY — June 17, 2015 — “With the passage of our “Enough is Enough” legislation, New York State has raised the bar for protecting students from sexual assault on college campuses. We started to lead the nation last year by implementing a strong, uniform policy across the SUNY system and this new law ensures that every school – public …

eHeziStatement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Passage of “Enough Is Enough” Legislation to Combat Sexual Assault on College Campuses

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Nearly $14 Million Settlement with NYC and Westchester Auto Dealerships for Deceptive Practices that Resulted in Inflated Car Prices

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AG Investigation Uncovered Alleged Fraud at Paragon Dealerships, Two in Queens and One in Westchester; Agreement Returns $13.5 Million in Restitution to 15,000 Consumers AG Announces Intent to Sue an Additional Eleven Auto Dealers Across New York City, Westchester and Long Island as Probe Continues A.G. Schneiderman: Deceptive Tactics Used by Some Car Dealers Cheats New Yorkers; Cannot be Tolerated …

eHeziA.G. Schneiderman Announces Nearly $14 Million Settlement with NYC and Westchester Auto Dealerships for Deceptive Practices that Resulted in Inflated Car Prices

DiNapoli OP-ED: Act on Proposal to Help State & Local Governments Pay for Retiree Health Care

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ALBANY, NY — June 16, 2015 — New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s op-ed, “A Ticking Clock for Job Benefits,” was published in The Albany Times Union today, June 16, 2015, urging the state Legislature to act on his proposal to create an optional investment pool to help fund retire health insurance and other post employment benefits (OPEB). * …

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Governor Cuomo, Majority Leader Flanagan and Speaker Heastie Announce Agreement on “Enough Is Enough” Legislation to Combat Sexual Violence on College Campuses

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ALBANY, NY – June 16, 2015 — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan and Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie today announced that a three-way agreement has been reached on the “Enough is Enough” legislation to combat sexual assault on college campuses in New York State. “Today is a victory for students across New York State,” Governor Cuomo …

eHeziGovernor Cuomo, Majority Leader Flanagan and Speaker Heastie Announce Agreement on “Enough Is Enough” Legislation to Combat Sexual Violence on College Campuses

Gillibrand Statement Following Vote on Military Justice Improvement Act

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Majority of Senate Supports Measure to Establish Unbiased Military Justice System 
 Gillibrand: We Will Not Back Down WASHINGTON, DC – June 15, 2015 — U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement following the vote on the bipartisan Military Justice Improvement Act: “Once again, a majority of the U.S. Senate supported a strongly bipartisan measure to finally hold the military …

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Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Rent Regulations

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ALBANY, NY – June 15, 2015 — “At this point, both houses of the State Legislature have been unable to come to an agreement to pass new rent regulations. While today may be the legal expiration date for some of these laws, landlords should under no circumstances believe that their responsibility under the current rent stabilization program has expired. “Just …

eHeziStatement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Rent Regulations

MAYOR MARVIN’S COLUMN: Seasonally Specific Subject Matter By Hon. MARY C. MARVIN

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This week’s column is season specific as the school year comes to a close and many begin to prepare for summer vacations. With many residents traveling for extended periods of time, it is important that one’s home looks occupied. Even when mail is stopped, Pennysavers and phone books left in the driveway are a telltale sign of an empty house. …

eHeziMAYOR MARVIN’S COLUMN: Seasonally Specific Subject Matter By Hon. MARY C. MARVIN

Human Rights? No. Bodily Liberty? Yes. By Dr. F. STANLEY KEEHLWETTER

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Recently, a court in New York heard a case involving two chimpanzees. Lawyers argued that caging of the primates violated their rights. Do chimpanzees, or other higher order animals such as dolphins and whales, qualify for human rights? In this must-read article, Dr. F. Stanley Keehlwetter looks at what the Bible tells us about the human/animal order. The Manhattan Supreme Court …

eHeziHuman Rights? No. Bodily Liberty? Yes. By Dr. F. STANLEY KEEHLWETTER

Vote Expected Tuesday, June 16, 2015th on Gillibrand Amendment to Create Unbiased Military Justice System

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Average of 52 New Cases of Sexual Assault Occur Daily & Retaliation Rate Against Survivors Who Report Unchanged Gillibrand on Senate Floor Last Week: Time to Hold Military to the Higher Standard It Has Failed to Meet Speech Text Copied Below with Video WASHINGTON, DC — June 15, 2015 — The U.S. Senate is expected to vote Tuesday on Senator …

eHeziVote Expected Tuesday, June 16, 2015th on Gillibrand Amendment to Create Unbiased Military Justice System