Yonkers Budget Update by JOHN MURTAGH

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I just wanted to share a brief update on this year's budget. As you know, due to declining revenue, cuts in aid from Albany, increased costs and the continuing difficult economy, we were facing the prospect of significant cuts in school programs and staff. Last year, you may recall, there were similar cuts in police, fire and sanitation until much was restored …

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New York Civic: Greed Rules By HENRY J. STERN

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Legislature Stalls on Ethics Reform Despite Cuomo’s Emphasis on Issue. The Reason for Delay is Self-Evident: Rules Would Impact Their Incomes.   We turn today to one of New York State's oldest oxymorons: Albany ethics. The legislature, having exhausted itself by adopting a budget on time, appears to be coasting toward a proposed June 20 adjournment. That would leave about …

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New York Civic: Jail to the Thief BY Henry J. Stern

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Hevesi Cops a Plea, Cuomo to Accept It 26 Days to Election. Today is October 7, 2010      There was little surprise in Alan Hevesi's confession that he was a corrupt Comptroller. News of the Attorney General's investigation had leaked over the years, and the guilty pleas of his co-conspirators made it clear that his office was a cesspool …

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