Mayor Mike Spano Selects Legislator Bernice Spreckman to Serve as Senior Affairs Liaison

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Yonkers, NY —Mayor Mike Spano on January 25, 2012, announced that he has selected County Legislator Bernice Spreckman to serve in the honorary position of Senior Affairs Liaison to the Mayor.   Legislator Spreckman, who currently represents the 14th County Legislative seat, previously served as a Yonkers City Councilmember, Vice Mayor and was elected the first female president of the …

eHeziMayor Mike Spano Selects Legislator Bernice Spreckman to Serve as Senior Affairs Liaison

The Albany Correspondent: Overhaul Tax Code Deal Close By CARLOS GONZALEZ

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ALBANY, NY — December 6, 2011 – The legislature is moving swiftly to clear up a looming budget shortfall.   "They're taking up a deal on tax reform and other pressing issues," a source just said. The overhaul of the state’s tax code will likely see five different brackets that will generate $1.9 billion in revenue for New York.

eHeziThe Albany Correspondent: Overhaul Tax Code Deal Close By CARLOS GONZALEZ

Council President Lesnick Applauds Governor’s Proposed State Independent Redistricting Commission

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Calls for Similar Commission for Yonkers to Promote Reform, Transparency and End ‘Gerrymandering’  Yonkers, NY— February 18, 2011 —  Yonkers City Council President Chuck Lesnick supports Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s announcement to establish an Independent Redistricting Commission to permanently reform how congressional and state legislative districts lines are drawn in New York, Yonkers City Council President Chuck Lesnick today pledged …

eHeziCouncil President Lesnick Applauds Governor’s Proposed State Independent Redistricting Commission

Governor Cuomo Announces Legislation to Establish Independent Redistricting Commission,

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Redistricting Reform Act of 2011 creates permanent process to reform how congressional and state legislative district lines are drawn in New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the Redistricting Reform Act of 2011 to establish an Independent Redistricting Commission to permanently reform how congressional and state legislative districts lines are drawn in New York.

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New York Civic: The People Speak BY Henry J. Stern

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What We Learned from the Primary; Today's Puzzle; Contest Winners; and  Gala Fundraiser September 30, 2010 (Date change) September 15, 2010 In an initial take on yesterday's primary, we offer some nuggets of fact, surmise and opinion. 1. The Democratic and Republican party organizations continue to weaken. They are most influential in races where no one knows who the candidates are, …

eHeziNew York Civic: The People Speak BY Henry J. Stern

New York Civic: The Seven Questions – Answered BY Henry J. Stern

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Seven Questions You Asked Us to Answer: Why Two Houses, Rating Legislators, Gracie Mansion, Why 51 Councilmembers, New York Baseball Cubans,Unfunded Healthcare Mandates, Hell in a Handbasket August 18, 2010 Question: Since one man (person), one vote eliminated a legislative body representing geographic areas like counties, why do we need 2 houses, their cost and their incompetence in NY? – Robert …

eHeziNew York Civic: The Seven Questions – Answered BY Henry J. Stern

Ramondelli Acknowledged for Affirming Commitment to Reform BY ED KOCH

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 In a letter addressed to Mike Ramondelli, the endorsed Republican candidate vying to represent the 93rd Assembly District, the Honorable Ed Koch, former Mayor of New York City wrote, “Thank you for publicly affirming your commitment to reform New York State government by signing New York Uprising’s three pledges.”

eHeziRamondelli Acknowledged for Affirming Commitment to Reform BY ED KOCH

Klein, Stewart-Cousins, Pretlow and Spano to Legislative Leaders: We Must Reconvene and Take Action

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Yonkers, NY, July 11, 2010 — This has been a very difficult budget year, as anticipated, but we have taken necessary actions to significantly reduce spending, while making sure the residents of the City of Yonkers continue to receive the vital quality of life services they depend on and deserve. Several weeks ago, we provided an additional $21 million in …

eHeziKlein, Stewart-Cousins, Pretlow and Spano to Legislative Leaders: We Must Reconvene and Take Action

Mike Spano and State Legislature Must Apologize for Budget Failures

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 Yonkers, NY, July 2, 2010 — Mike Ramondelli, the challenger to sixteen-year incumbent Assemblyman Mike Spano, today challenged Spano to admit the failure of the legislature to adopt a responsible budget and his own failure to protect the citizens and taxpayers of Yonkers.  

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Westchester County Republican Chairman Colety States Senator Oppenheimer Should Not Seek Reelection

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  White Plains, NY, June 28, 2010  – Citing the latest Quinnipiac University poll as further proof that voters – Democrats and Republicans alike – are looking for new representation in Albany, Westchester County Republican Chairman Doug Colety (left) today called on incumbent Senator Oppenheimer (D – 37th District) to step aside and let a candidate from the so-called ‘New …

eHeziWestchester County Republican Chairman Colety States Senator Oppenheimer Should Not Seek Reelection