The New Inequality
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

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NEWARK, NJ — May 5, 2020 — Inequality and rising income has long been an issue in any number of political campaigns. The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, however, puts an actual face on it which may have easily been obscured. Too often inequality can appear to be an abstraction as we are looking at Gini coefficients and top-to-bottom …

Oren M. Levin-WaldmanThe New Inequality
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

Managing a Crisis, and Especially Now, Requires Real Leadership
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

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  NEWARK, NJ — April 21, 2020 — With the advent of public administration during the early part of the Twentieth Century came what is regarded as the administrative state. Critics deride it as the “deep state.” Still, classical public administration rested on a couple of basic principles: separation of politics from administration, and staffing based on merit, which would …

Oren M. Levin-WaldmanManaging a Crisis, and Especially Now, Requires Real Leadership
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

A Sacred Obligation and a Solemn Opportunity
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — April 19, 2020 —  This week, Israel observes Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day. 75 years since the end of the Holocaust, the number of now elderly survivors in the world declines by nearly ten percent each year, a number that will increase annually over the next decade. Many of these survivors live in dire need and suffer fear …

Jonathan FeldsteinA Sacred Obligation and a Solemn Opportunity
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

What Workers Really Need in this Economic Crisis is Liquidity
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

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NEWARK, NJ — April 6, 2020 — Any law passed by Congress, even with the noblest intentions is fraught with politics. Every member of Congress attempts to fold his or her pet project into a bill, even if it has nothing to do with it. The CARE Act, i.e. the $2.2 trillion stimulus bill is no different. We have funding …

Oren M. Levin-WaldmanWhat Workers Really Need in this Economic Crisis is Liquidity
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

Coronavirus, Crisis, and Changing the Nature of Work
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

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Necessity as the mother of invention has long been a driving force for progress. In our political system, the main driver of change has been crisis. The political system is so robust by design that only when there is a true crisis, do we begin to see movement on anything. Obviously, the same must be true for the economy. The …

Oren M. Levin-WaldmanCoronavirus, Crisis, and Changing the Nature of Work
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

NYS Committee on Open Government Asked to Opine on Whether the Town of Greenburgh, Planning and Zoning Board Members May Vote by Skype If they Are Sick in Light of the Coronavirus Crisis
By Greenburgh Town Supervisor PAUL FEINER

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The Feiner Report GREENBURGH, NY — March 7, 2020 — As Supervisor of the Town of Greenburgh, I want to know if Greenburgh’s Town Board, Planning Board, and Zoning Board members will be permitted to cast their vote by Skype if they are sick and if the meetings are televised live.  Toward that end, I am asking the NYS Committee …

Paul FeinerNYS Committee on Open Government Asked to Opine on Whether the Town of Greenburgh, Planning and Zoning Board Members May Vote by Skype If they Are Sick in Light of the Coronavirus Crisis
By Greenburgh Town Supervisor PAUL FEINER

In Light of the Coronavirus, Greenburgh Town Supervisor Wants All Lawmakers of State, County and Local Levels be Allowed to Vote by Skype if They are Sick
By Greenburgh Town Supervisor PAUL FEINER

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The Feiner Report Addressing All State Legislators from Westchester County, New York State Associations of Towns, New York State Conference of Mayors, New York State Association of Counties, and all Executive Directors. GREENBURGH, NY — The recent fears and anxiety that many residents have about the coronavirus highlights the need for lawmakers to set an example when we have colds, …

Paul FeinerIn Light of the Coronavirus, Greenburgh Town Supervisor Wants All Lawmakers of State, County and Local Levels be Allowed to Vote by Skype if They are Sick
By Greenburgh Town Supervisor PAUL FEINER

The Coronavirus is a Catalyst of Bigotry Impacting Chinese-Americans Residing in Greenburgh
By Greenburgh Town Supervisor PAUL FEINER

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The Feiner Report GREENBURGH, NY — A large Chinese-American population live in Greenburgh. Some have expressed worry regarding bias against the Chinese community. We must not tolerate any racial discrimination. If any resident is victimized – please advise so we can forward the complaints to the Human Rights Committee and to other authorities. As far as I know, no  Greenburgh …

Paul FeinerThe Coronavirus is a Catalyst of Bigotry Impacting Chinese-Americans Residing in Greenburgh
By Greenburgh Town Supervisor PAUL FEINER

Senator David Carlucci’s Statement on a Possible Coronavirus Case in New York City

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NEW CITY, ROCKLAND COUNTY, NY — February 2, 2020 — “I am closely monitoring the situation with the Coronavirus. Its important our State Health Department and local entities are communicating and constantly informing the public, as there is no vaccine for the Coronavirus and reducing the spread of it is critical. New Yorkers should follow the Center for Disease Control’s …

TribuneSenator David Carlucci’s Statement on a Possible Coronavirus Case in New York City