News & Updates

April 1, 2015

By Shaun Marie, on Apr 1, 2015

Rob Astorino writes in today's New York Post how disappointing the newly enacted budget really is.  "It’s simply more of the same and will do little to help the middle-class prosper and remain committed long-term to the state."

March 31, 2015

By Shaun Marie, on Mar 31, 2015

One thing we have learned about the state budget is that giving certain industry and or people tax breaks is preferred to cutting taxes across the board to benefit every New Yorker.  Spending continues to be the problem; when spending is reduced, the budget will not have to carve out tax breaks for some. 

March 30, 2015

By Shaun Marie, on Mar 30, 2015

Three men in a room have a budget agreement, but they are the only ones who know for certain what is in the budget.  The NY Times is reporting an increase in education funding and will establish parameters for teacher evaluations that would be more rigorous and determined by the State Education Department.  Teacher tenure is increased to four years.   State of Politics

Weekly Wrap-Up

By Mike Long, on Mar 27, 2015

Big political news just before the weekend: Sen. Harry Reid is retiring.

March 26, 2015

By Shaun Marie, on Mar 26, 2015

The Obama Administration is celebrating Obamacare while American workers are having their working hours cut due to the mandates in Obamacare.