Peekskill, N.Y. – (4/16/11) This past weekend Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) hosted a free community BBQ in Peekskill, N.Y. Hundreds of constituents showed up to the cookout for a chance to meet Senator Ball face-to-face, as well as enjoy the great food and a beautiful day!
Who is the Real Thief, Mr. Clement Gardner, FBI Agent Bullets Campbell, The U.S. Dept. Of Justice or the office of the NYS Attorney General’s office?
You should know that five years ago, in 2007 to be specific, Clement Gardner, a bookkeeper employed by Christian Community Benevolent Association, confessed to FBI Agent Bullets Campbell that he was embezzling money from the organization and that from 2003 to 2007 he had stolen approximately $75,000.00 of monies geared toward helping the poor and needy of the South Bronx.
As you know, public school districts are in the course of seeking mandate relief from the state. One of their recommendations is that such relief comes in a reduction of the maximum mileage at which a district is required to bus nonpublic school students.
Rochester, NY - On Saturday, April 14th, I had the privilege to speak at Tartan Day in Rochester. This was the 5th annual celebration put on by the Scottish Heritage Society of Rochester. For more information on this organization and the national celebration of Tartan Day, visit their website, http://www.rochestertartanday.com/.
Many state government watchers agree that 2011 was a pivotal year in New York. But with the new year underway, the challenges remain great and a heavy workload still faces the Legislature. Senator O'Mara will continue to offer his weekly perspective on many of the key issues throughout 2012, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and more. Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."
In this week's Community Connection, a job fair coming up at MCC, looking back at the march against violence, and upcoming events around the community. You can view this week's Community Connection in full-screen by clicking on the PDF link below.
(04/13/12) Governor Cuomo has issued an executive order to create a state health care exchange after the legislature failed to do so. The exchange is required by the new federal health care law. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has details.
ALBANY, N.Y. — As expected, Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday unveiled his executive order creating a statewide health insurance exchange, a requirement of the federal health care that could be undone by the U.S. Supreme Court.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order Thursday to establish a statewide health insurance exchange intended to reduce coverage costs for individuals, small businesses and local governments.