During the 2009 election season, we interviewed the candidates for Spring Valley village mayor. Here’s a clip from that interview, which includes Noramie Jasmin, who was then deputy mayor. Jasmin subsequently won the election (although not our endorsement). Jasmin is now charged in a corruption scheme that stretches from the… Read More →
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has pledged support for campaign finance reform. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has said public financing of elections is “essential in a post-Citizens United world.” A Siena Research Institute poll found 61 percent of New Yorkers support a public campaign financing system. At 1 p.m. Tuesday, an Editorial… 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 →
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… Read More →
Watch a replay of today’s Editorial Spotlight discussion with state Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, D-Yonkers, and Family Planning Advocates of New York State President and CEO M. Tracey Brooks on the proposed Reproductive Health Act. Stewart-Cousins is the bill’s sponsor.
Watch a replay of today’s Editorial Spotlight discussion on fair housing in Westchester with Westchester Residential Opportunities Inc.: Watch live streaming video from editorialspotlight at livestream.com For more on the group and its recent study on discrimination, read our editorial. Find a copy of the study on the WRO’s website.
Officials from Westchester Residential Opportunities Inc. discuss their 2012 Fair Housing Testing Report in an Editorial Spotlight interview at 10 a.m. Thursday on lohud.com. To watch, go to www.lohud.com/editorialspotlight; to submit a question or comment during the LIVE session, engage the “CoverItLive” blogging feature. To submit a question before the… Read More →
UPDATE (Jan. 23): Watch a replay of today’s Editorial Spotlight on New York’s levels of government and consolidation. Next on Editorial Spotlight: New York government and ‘home rule’ Join an Editorial Spotlight discussion at 1 p.m. Wednesday on New York’s layers of government and the “home rule” laws and local… Read More →
Journal News Opinion Page editor Herb Pinder talks with staff reporter Lisa Ganga about the overlapping layers of government in Westchester and Rockland counties in a Tax Watch video. Read the special report. Join our tax discussion Join a discussion at 1 p.m. Wednesday on New York’s layers of government… Read More →