Daily Update

It pays to have Council Speaker Mark-Viverito as a friend if you are doing business in New York City.

Nicole Gelinas has an eye-opening column in today’s New York Post.  Citizens of New York City, read Ms. Gelinas’ column and then contact your Councilman and demand that your tax dollars no longer fund the special union fund. 

More bad news about New York’s economy.  E. J. McMahon explains New York was one of only 10 states to register no growth or even a decline in real (inflation-adjusted) GDP in the last three months of the year, during which the U.S. as a whole registered growth of 1.7 percent, the federal Bureau of Economic Affairs (BERA) estimated.

Comptroller Tom DiNapoli had more bad news for New Yorkers:  The state pension fund barely broke even.  The fund gained only 0.19% —  far short of the fund’s target of a 7 percent annual rate of return.  This will likely cause the contribution rates of state government and hundreds of localities to rise in coming years.

Fred Dicker is reporting in his weekly column that investors are pulling out of the Buffalo Billion project amid corruption probe. 

The Watertown Daily Times isn’t too enthused with Start Up NY…another boondoggle created by Governor Cuomo to give false hope that jobs would be created.

We also have a president that makes hiring harder.

And who has failed to protect us from terror, an excellent column by Rich Lowry.

Officials are not allowed to say “jihad” or “sharia” according to a report issued by Homeland Security Advisory Council just days before the Orlando killing rampage by Mateen.

What the main stream media is spinning about the murderous rampage committed by Mateen.

The day after horror in Orlando, only Trump has any answers.

Notable commentary on the Orlando terror attack — from the NY Post’s new “Fast Takes” feature.

Tuesday’s with Thomas Sowell:  Will Orlando Change Anything?