Daily Update

New York’s Department of Health is finalizing their report on marijuana and unfortunately it appears that the push from the far left to make marijuana a legal substance in New York has won.  Obviously, this is a bad political decision from the Second Floor who have failed to study the ramifications of Colorado’s change in marijuana use.  Making marijuana legal in New York is simply a ploy for votes and disregards the seriousness of adding another drug to the marketplace.  How pathetic is it that one would ignore the fact that marijuana is designated a Schedule I drug by the DEA and allow its use for a few votes? 

The Second Floor – AKA Governor Cuomo – also had an unusual response to a FOIL – Freedom of Information Law – request about Crystal Run, the Hudson Valley healthcare center under investigation.  Read the Times Union article here

Once an ally of Governor Cuomo, now former Mayor Stephanie Miner says she can no longer be silent on what she believes to be corrupt political culture that hurts real people every day, declares she is running as an independent for Governor. 

Prosecutor at start of Buffalo Billion trial: ‘Case is about lying and cheating’

The subway system in New York is in a desperate state of disrepair, yet DOH has spent $44 million on subway and bus advertisements since January 2014 promoting safe sex and social services.  While the DOH was the agency who made the payments to Outreach Media, it just seems that if the DOH had that money to spend on advertising it would better spent on making the subway healthier and safer to ride.  File this under “mismanagement,” or “misplaced priorities.”

David Harsany opines in today’s NY Post that Comey protected his ego at the expense of the FBI and the nation.  

BREAKING: DOJ Inspector General is Investigating James Comey For Potential Mishandling of Classified Information.

First it was President Donald J. Trump, now Rudy Giuliani and lots of others show their support to Congressman Dan Donovan.

In case you missed these over the weekend:  The latest unjust release by New York’s Parole Board and City Hall’s parachute for a failed NYCHA manager

Assembly member Crystal Peoples-Stokes sponsored a bill to fight corruption.  Now she DOES NOT support it. 

The Beat writes about enforced mediocrity.   

Charles Hurt writes:  Wanna stop parent-child separation? Build the wall.