New York Civic: Jaybird Flies By HENRY J. STERN

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Jay Walder is Not Casey Casey Jones, Jumps from NYC to Hong Kong because MTA Nears Fiscal Crash Jay Walder is no Casey Jones. Unlike the iconic railroad engineer, who kept his hand on the throttle while his train plunged down curving tracks to disaster, and by doing so saved the lives of many people, the MTA chief Jay Walder …

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New York Civic: Herding Cats By Henry J. Stern

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Glory Be. Big Three Agree. Foresee Albany Tranquility. The Post's front-page headline this morning, PIGS FLY, reflected the skepticism and cynicism that some New Yorkers feel at the report that the governor and legislative leaders had agreed on a state budget five days in advance of the April 1 deadline. The Times' headline was predictably more sedate: ALBANY STRIKES BUDGET ACCORD TO CUT SPENDING. The …

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Breaking News: State Legislature Puts $36.3 Million Back In to Yonkers Public Schools’ Budget

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Fulfills Promise Given by Yonkers State Delegation Albany,  NY, 28 January 2011  – The City of Yonkers' State Delegation announced the passage of S. 2026/ A. 2289 in the Senate and Assembly this week, which allows the Yonkers Public Schools access to $36.3 million in this fiscal year. The legislation extends several provisions of a budget bill that was vetoed by …

eHeziBreaking News: State Legislature Puts $36.3 Million Back In to Yonkers Public Schools’ Budget

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Announces Wage Theft Prevention Act Having Been Signed Into Law

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Albany, NY — Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins today announced Wage Theft Prevention Act (S8380), legislation she co-sponsored in the Senate, has been signed into law by Governor David A. Paterson. This new law will effectively expand workplace rights of employees by requiring employers not only to provide employees with necessary wage information, but put in place sanctions for employers who fail …

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New York Civic: What Would Moses Say? By Henry J. Stern

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Koch Bridge, Carey Tunnel Long Island to Manhattan, Over or Under East River Recent days have seen a flurry of activity on a previously quiet front: the naming of bridges and tunnels.

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Political Gain Outflanked Public Duty in Choosing Aqueduct Raceway Developer

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New York State Inspector General Joseph Fisch asserted top state legislative leaders and the governor's office solicited  campaign contributions and political advantage in the process of awarding lucrative video slot machine contracts for the benefit of Aqueduct racetrack to a consortium that was later found to be disqualified.  Download Report to the Governor on the Integrity of Those Seeking to …

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New York Civic: Drinking Sugar By Henry J. Stern

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Free Soda on Food Stamps Challenged by Bloomberg, Bottlers Play Race Card. The proposal by Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Paterson that people receiving food stamps should no longer be able to use them to purchase sugared soft  drinks, particularly soda, has drawn the inevitable controversy that accompanies public health innovations that are intended to change eating or drinking habits.

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New from Independent Counsel Judith S. Kaye

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New York, NY, August 26, 2010 — Judge Judith S. Kaye, Independent Counsel to the Office of the AttorneyGeneral, today released her final report entitled, “Kaye_8-26-10:Report of Investigation Into Events Arising from Gov David A Paterson's Acquisition of 2009 World Series Tickets." Please be patient as it may take about 30 seconds for the document to be displayed onto your …

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Paladino Hits Paterson, Bloomberg On Ground Zero Priorities

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Paladino Asks Why They Impede Rebuilding a Historic Christian Church at Ground Zero? Buffalo, NY, August 18, 2010 — Carl Paladino, Republican candidate for Governor of New York, today criticized New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor David Paterson for "bending over backwards" for a foreign-financed mosque at Ground Zero while impeding the reconstruction of an historic Greek Orthodox …

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New York Post Reveals Paterson Already Cuomo Engaged in Transition Process

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Buffalo, NY, August 15, 2010 — Carl Paladino, the candidate seeking the Republican nomination for New York Governor, today blasted Attorney General Andrew Cuomo upon reading a report in the New York Post [read Andy's Already Pulling Strings BY Annie Karni] which  revealed that Cuomo and Governor David Paterson have already begun working on a gubernatorial transition, long before the …

eHeziNew York Post Reveals Paterson Already Cuomo Engaged in Transition Process