Government spending is and has always been the problem in New York State and on the federal level.

Alleged car thief, a member of the notorious MS-13 street gang, arrested and released due to cashless bail, was arrested hours later accused of stealing another car.  (I wonder how long before all NYS drivers will have to pay higher car insurance rates should this madness continue.)  Make your voice heard; sign our petition here.

Republicans Continue to Press for Bail Reform Changes.

NYT’s call to block bail-law fixes is packed with distortions, deceptions

Tammy Bruce writes ‘It’s a mess’: Legislating failure and chaos with bail reform in New York in the Washington Times.

Permits soar as undocumented immigrants get New York driving rights

E.J. McMahon points out the serious problems in this year’s looming state budget; and it is not a lack of tax money being imposed and collected.

Even the Gotham Gazette points out that the Governor Cuomo faces more of  a spending problem, not a revenue problem.

Here is a good analysis from Intellectual Takeout on Why Does New York’s Bureaucracy Cost So Much More Than Florida’s? 

De Blasio’s ‘sanctuary city’ policy is leaving NYC more dangerous by the day: Devine

FISA Court adviser says FBI’s proposed reforms are insufficient.

The impeachment is on.  Speaker Pelosi is so solemn, so serious, and so sad that this has happened, she is giving out souvenir pens.   This impeachment will last forever, said the Speaker.   What to Know About Democrats’ 7 Impeachment Managers.  Poor Congressman Adam Schiff;  No One on ‘Jeopardy!’ Knows Who Adam Schiff Is.

How Trump’s Legal Team Will Try to Execute the Fastest Impeachment Trial in American History

The Daily Signal examines the new US-China Trade Deal.

Kay C. James writes that Congress’ Animosity for Trump Is a National Security Hazard.

On a sad note, the first female mayor, Jeannette Edith Kidd, an enrolled conservative, passed away at age 95.