New York Civic – Longevity: Blessing or Curse? By HENRY J. STERN

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How Does Government Pay for Services People Want? One recurring problem in government is the shortage of funds needed to meet reasonable demands for services by the public. This situation occurs for a number of reasons. One, when payment is made by a third party demand for services increases substantially; the more that is provided, the greater the level of …

eHeziNew York Civic – Longevity: Blessing or Curse? By HENRY J. STERN

Ed Koch Commentary: Planned Parenthood, Worthy of Continued Financial Support By EDWARD I. KOCH

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  I’m back, having had a wonderful vacation of 7 days in the Caribbean and having the special experience of going through the Panama Canal.  I transversed it, by entering the canal from the Pacific side.  Some call the creation of the canal the ninth wonder of the world.  The original canal, still in use, is being supplemented by a …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: Planned Parenthood, Worthy of Continued Financial Support By EDWARD I. KOCH

Siding With A.G. Schneiderman, Feds Deny Indian Point’s Requests For Over 100 Fire Safety Exemptions

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Schneiderman: The Safety and Security of 17 Million People Living and Working Near Indian Point Must Be Assured   Decision Follows Release of New Federal Study Revealing Significantly Higher Risks of "Earthquake-Caused Ground Motions" in The Central and Eastern U.S. NEW YORK, NY — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) sided with Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today by rejecting Indian …

eHeziSiding With A.G. Schneiderman, Feds Deny Indian Point’s Requests For Over 100 Fire Safety Exemptions

Ed Koch Commentary: The Flatter Tax By EDWARD I. KOCH

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  I don’t believe class conflict is harmful to our country, as long as it is limited to elections.  It is also helpful if the charges made by both sides in this conflict are factually correct.  The Republicans are the party of the wealthy.  Its membership, however, is made up primarily of people who do not fit that description and …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: The Flatter Tax By EDWARD I. KOCH

Governor Cuomo Outlines 2012-13 Executive Budget and Reform Plan in Yonkers

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Image via Wikipedia Governor's NY Works Fund to Leverage More Than $425 Million in Investment for Infrastructure Projects in the Hudson Valley, Creating 4,100 Jobs YONKERS, NY — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today traveled to the City of Yonkers in Westchester County to outline his 2012-13 Executive Budget and Reform Plan, which expands on the historic reforms enacted last year …

eHeziGovernor Cuomo Outlines 2012-13 Executive Budget and Reform Plan in Yonkers

Senator Stewart-Cousins Seeks Input on Budget

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  ALBANY, NY — Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/I/WF – 35th District) is asking New Yorkers to weigh in on Governor Cuomo's 2012 Budget Proposal. For the second year in a row, she has launched a section on her website that allows constituents to send comments, questions or concerns directly to her email address. The Senator says public input is especially …

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Ed Koch Commentary: The Need for a Federal Czar to Oversee the Development of the Nation’s Oil Reserves By EDWARD I. KOCH

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Legislation to Fingerprint Food Stamp Recipients      Ethanol is produced from some agricultural products.  It is a form of alcohol which is added to regular gasoline in order to make us less reliant on foreign supplies of oil, from which gasoline is derived. The subsidy to create ethanol was first provided 30 years ago and ended December 31, 2011 when Congress …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: The Need for a Federal Czar to Oversee the Development of the Nation’s Oil Reserves By EDWARD I. KOCH

Governor Cuomo Outlines Plan to Continue Building a New New York

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In Second State of the State Address, Governor Cuomo Outlines Agenda for 2012 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today delivered his 2012 State of the State Address in which he outlined a comprehensive agenda that builds on the success of last year. The Governor launched a new economic development blueprint that invests billions of dollars in key public-private sector partnerships and …

eHeziGovernor Cuomo Outlines Plan to Continue Building a New New York

Ed Koch Commentary: Interesting Court Decisions By EDWARD IRVING KOCH

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A really interesting decision of a federal appeals court in Atlanta, Georgia, was reported in the Times of December 28, 2011.  An employee at a Tyson chicken plant sued the company alleging racial discrimination and seeking damages for the act of a plant manager who “called adult black men working there ‘boy’” The Appeals Court, in a 2-to-1 decision, initially overturned …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: Interesting Court Decisions By EDWARD IRVING KOCH

Henry J. Stern’s New York Civic Launches Candidate College Web Series

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Henry J. Stern is pictured. NEW YORK, NY — Morgan Pehme, executive director of New York Civic is pleased to announce that the first five episodes of our new, free informational Web series "Candidate College" are now online on their YouTube channel. Produced in partnership with Common Cause NY, the Women's City Club of New York, Touro College, and New Roosevelt, …

eHeziHenry J. Stern’s New York Civic Launches Candidate College Web Series