NEW YORK CIVIC: New Mayor, Same Problems By HENRY J. STERN

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Democrats Take City Hall After 12 Bloomberg Years And Eight Under Giuliani  This is a time of transition in New York City government. A twelve year period of relative tranquility is ending and a newly elected administration is starting in. Ideologically, from what they say, the Bill deBlasio administration wants to make a sharp turn to the left, viewing Bloomberg …

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Read The Westchester Guardian – December 13, 2012 Edition

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NEW YORK CIVIC: Why Many Politicians Disappoint The Public By HENRY J. STERN

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NEW YORK, NY – September 18, 2012 — One of the perennial questions citizens ask about government is: why is it so corrupt? People who read newspapers, listen to the radio or watch television encounter a steady flow of stories recounting misconduct by public officials or reporting the details of their arrests, trials and, in many cases, convictions. The crimes …

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NEW YORK CIVIC: Speaker Shields Sinners By HENRY J. STERN

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Silver Tries To Protect His Members
But They Keep Getting Into Trouble In our observation of the ethical practices of the New York State Legislature, we notice that challenges seem to arise in bunches. The situation will be relatively quiescent for a while, then something will happen: an accusation, the release of reports, the discovery of data previously concealed or later …

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NEW YORK CIVIC: One Person, One Vote – Or One Dollar One Vote? By HENRY J. STERN

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Supreme Court Will Decide, But Has It Made Up Its Mind? Elections are the best way to decide public issues in a democracy. The word democracy means ‘rule by the people’, which is a fair and reasonable way to determine which policies a government should follow, and who should be selected to lead that government. A basic principle of democracy is …

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New York Civic – The Budget: Is It a Piñata? By HENRY J. STERN

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Budget Disputes Vary in Intensity Depending on Funds Available and Ambitions of Lawmakers Like nature itself, city government deals with different matters in different seasons of the year. First is the season of the budget, which begins with requests for funds by agencies and advocates, most of which are politely ignored because there are insufficient resources to fund them. The …

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Read The Westchester Guardian – March 22, 2012 Edition

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The Westchester Guardian – February 16, 2012 Edition

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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 …

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New York Civic: Liar’s Poker By HENRY J. STERN

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  Truth is the First Casualty In Redistricting, as in War political issue of the year in New York State is redistricting following the 2010 census. New lines for legislative and Congressional districts must be drawn in time for the 2012 elections. New York is on the path to being one of the slowest states to adopt new lines.

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