Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s sounding pretty satisfied with the progress of the Tappan Zee Bridge project. The project, he said, is proceeding “better than I expected it would have gone,” and called the progress “kind of remarkable” in a call Friday morning, just before the Memorial Day weekend. A more pressing issue… Read More →
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The 25 best political cartoons of the week from across Gannett, parent company of The Journal News and LoHud.com, take on Guantanamo Bay, prom, sequestration, Jason Collins, ricin, Tim Tebow, the Boston Marathon bombing and guns. More opinion from LoHud.com.
A new report concludes 15,000 people in Westchester County ages 16 to 24 are, or are at risk of becoming, disconnected youth — that is, they lack support in education, employment, housing and other basic necessities. Because of these detriments they “will find it difficult to make the transition to… Read More →
Sequestration budget cuts, the “iBio incubator,” the future of bio technology in the Lower Hudson Valley — New York Medical College Chancellor/CEO Edward C. Halperin addresses these issues and more in an Editorial Spotlight interview 1 p.m. Tuesday on lohud.com. To view the session and join the simultaneous live chat,… Read More →
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget consolidates 89 public health programs into six funding categories — and then cuts the funding by 10 percent. Officials from health-related nonprofits will discuss the potential impact in an Editorial Spotlight discussion at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Joining the Editorial Board are: – Julianne Hart, American… Read More →
The New York State Assembly voted Tuesday to raise the state’s minimum wage to $9 an hour, but the Senate has yet to decide whether to take up the bill. We asked people in Port Chester whether they support the increase. Here’s what they said: More on the minimum wage… Read More →
The 25 best political cartoons of the week from across Gannett, parent company of The Journal News and LoHud.com, take on the record Dow, the death of Hugo Chavez, the filibuster, Jeb Bush, the national debt and North Korea.
The 25 best political cartoons of the week from across Gannett, parent company of The Journal News and LoHud.com, take on the sequester, the pope, guns, gas prices and immigration. More opinion from LoHud.com.
President Obama speaks at 1:20 p.m. Eastern in Decatur, Ga., on strengthening the economy for the middle class and those striving to get there — themes mentioned in his State of the Union address Tuesday night.