Food Bank for Westchester officials discuss pending budget cuts and hunger in the Lower Hudson Valley in an Editorial Spotlight interview 1 p.m. Tuesday on lohud.com. Participating: Rick Rakow, board chair; Katy Coppinger, senior director of development; and Toby Pidgeon, director of operations. The eight food banks serving New York face the loss of some $29.7 million in dedicated funding for the Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program in the 2013-14 state budget. (See their Community View, “Need for food bank services remains great,” at www.lohud.com/opinion.)
Reproductive Health Act
On 3 p.m. Tuesday, opponents of the proposed Reproductive Health Act discuss their concerns about the legislation that would update New York’s laws about contraception and abortion. Joining the discussion: Hudson Valley Coalition for Life co-directors Tom Faranda and Judith Anderson and pediatrician Dr. Antoinette Cosentino. (The bill’s sponsor, state Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, and Family Planning Advocates of New York State President and CEO M. Tracey Brooks discussed the legislation Thursday in an Editorial Spotlight interview. View the discussion at lohud.com/editorialspotlight.)
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