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Assemblyman Lawler Demands the Full Revocation of Gov. Cuomo’s Emergency Powers

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PEARL RIVER, NY – Assemblyman Mike Lawler joined the Assembly and Senate Minority Conferences at a press conference in Albany demanding the removal of Gov. Cuomo’s emergency powers.

“In the past few weeks, we’ve seen Gov. Cuomo’s cover-up begin to unravel and his true colors show. The Legislature needs to act immediately and revoke the governor’s unchecked authority, now. I’m proud to have led this effort and I stand with my colleagues in the Senate and Assembly in pushing for the removal of Gov. Cuomo’s emergency powers. Enough is enough.

“Gov. Cuomo has manipulated the facts and placed the blame on others for his mistakes. The governor touts that we’re ‘New York Tough,’ and that he places lives above politics, but he has no remorse for his despicable actions that have cost the lives of thousands of helpless New Yorkers in nursing homes.

“The public has a right to know what the Cuomo administration did and we as a co-equal branch of government need to get to the bottom of it, which is why I support the creation of an impeachment commission to investigate exactly what happened and it’s why I fully back the DOJ’s criminal investigation into the Cuomo administration.”

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Rep. Mondaire Jones on Build Back Better Act

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Congressman Mondaire Jones (D-NY) released the following statement:

“Today is an historic day for our nation, and for the great people of Westchester and Rockland Counties. Thanks to the leadership of progressives—who insisted on passing not just the bipartisan infrastructure bill, but also the larger Build Back Better Act—the House passed the most significant investment in our nation and our people in more than half a century.

The bill will guarantee that high-quality child care is affordable for every family in America; save the planet from climate catastrophe while creating millions of good-paying, union jobs; expand Medicare to include hearing; continue to cut child poverty in half through an extension of the expanded Child Tax Credit; make an historic investment in housing affordability; lift the cap on the State and Local Tax deduction that has unjustly burdened working families in Westchester and Rockland; and so much more.

I’m especially proud that this bill contains key provisions that I led the fight to secure: universal child care and an increase in the SALT deduction cap to $80,000.

This victory is a testament to the strength and tenacity of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, of which I’m proud to be a Deputy Whip, and which held the line throughout this process to ensure we passed a bill that meets this unprecedented moment of overlapping crises.

We in the House have done our job, and now our colleagues in the Senate must do theirs. I look forward to President Biden making good on his promise to secure 51 votes for the Build Back Better Act in the Senate expeditiously so we can get this bill onto his desk and begin delivering the change people in Westchester, Rockland, and across America need and deserve. The American people are counting on us to deliver, and we must do so without delay.”

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End of the Village of South Nyack: Village Hall is Up For Sale

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End of the Village of South Nyack: Village Hall is Up For Sale.

 

After a referendum, residents of South Nyack voted to disband and join the Town of Orangetown.

This article will be updated when a price is listed for the Village Hall.

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