New York Civic: Pension Reform Agreed Upon, But Will the Promises Be Kept? By HENRY J. STERN

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The city's antiquated pension system has long been in need of streamlining and updating. The agreement reached yesterday (October 27, 2011) by Mayor Bloomberg, Comptroller Liu and leading labor unions provides hope that 2012 will be a year of pension reform, but such hopes have previously arisen and been dashed on the rocks of political reality. New York City employees …

eHeziNew York Civic: Pension Reform Agreed Upon, But Will the Promises Be Kept? By HENRY J. STERN

Come Clean on Ridge Hill By JOHN MURTAGH

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Mayoral Candidate Spano Must Explain his Role in Bribery Scandal I have renewed my call today for my political opponent Mike Spano to fully and directly explain his role in the bribery scandal that has already resulted in the conviction of one of Spano’s closest long time aides. During a live debate on News 12 Westchester last night, I asked …

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The Westchester Guardian – April 21, 2011 Edition

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Click to read The Westchester Guardian – April 21, 2011 edition Click onto the hyperlink above to open the virtual paper onto you screen. Please be patient as it may take about 30 seconds for the document to be displayed onto your computer screen. You will need Adobe Reader to view the document. Get the latest, fully functioning  Adobe Reader …

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DiNapoli Proposes Pension Forfeiture Bill

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Calls for Severe Penalties for Abuse of Public Trust Public officials stand to lose pension benefits if they commit a felony related to the performance of their duties under a bill proposed today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. DiNapoli’s bill also imposes a penalty up to twice the amount a public official benefitted from the commission of a crime …

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New York Civic: Jail to the Thief BY Henry J. Stern

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Hevesi Cops a Plea, Cuomo to Accept It 26 Days to Election. Today is October 7, 2010      There was little surprise in Alan Hevesi's confession that he was a corrupt Comptroller. News of the Attorney General's investigation had leaked over the years, and the guilty pleas of his co-conspirators made it clear that his office was a cesspool …

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New York Civic: Betrayal of the Public Trust BY Henry J. Stern

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Disgraced Hevesi is Plea bargaining; Cuomo Gets His Man September 29, 2010 Election Day is 34 days away, and people are slowly beginning to pay attention to the contests. We do not endorse candidates or predict the outcome of elections. We do make observations as to what is happening.

eHeziNew York Civic: Betrayal of the Public Trust BY Henry J. Stern

Wilson, Cohen, McLaughlin Raise Red Flag on Secretive ‘DiNapoli Tax’

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"If You Care About Your Property Taxes, Weigh In Now" WHITE PLAINS, NY, July 28, 2010 — Westchester County residents, the highest taxed people in America, will face even higher property taxes if a secretive pension borrowing scheme is passed by the New York State Legislature as part of this year's budget process, assert state comptroller candidate Harry J. Wilson …

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