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LIST: Rockland County Elected Officials Calling on Governor Cuomo to Resign

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Below is a list of Rockland County elected officials who are calling on Governor Cuomo to resign in the wake of multiple sexual harassment claims. As we publish this article, their are six women accusing the Governor of sexual harassment. The list features prominent Democratic and Republican elected officials:

 

Senator James Skoufis

 

Assemblyman Lawler

“The Governor has made it abundantly clear that he will not resign. Instead of twiddling our thumbs, hoping and dreaming that the governor will change is mind, we need to act. As a legislative body, we need to move forward on articles of impeachment immediately,” said Lawler. “We need to show a direct and clear message to the Governor that his actions are abominable and will not be tolerated by us or the residents of New York.

“Democratic lawmakers have flooded news outlets with their calls for the Governor’s resignation. Take your words and turn it into action. Impeach the Governor, now.”

 

Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick

 

 

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt 

“The multiple disturbing sexual harassment and assault allegations against Governor Andrew Cuomo are unacceptable. These serious credible allegations coupled with the ongoing COVID-19 nursing home death coverup crisis make it abundantly clear that the Governor is unable to adequately fulfill his duties on behalf of our state. Due to the weight of these numerous allegations and mounting criminal investigations and the information we currently have available it is clear for the good of New York Governor Cuomo must resign immediately.

All of the ongoing allegations implicating the current Governor must face swift independent investigation and accountability through the Attorney General’s office and U.S. Department of Justice.”

 

Rockland County Legislator James Foley

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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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