Certain villages in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties hold spring elections — this year on March 19 — to fill mayoral, trustee and/or village justice positions. If you are running for mayor, trustee or judge in your village, we want to hear from you. Please send your full name, home… 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 →
This was a busy week for gun control legislation in both Albany, N.Y., and Washington, D.C. Catch up by reading this roundup of news and opinion: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s SAFE Act passed the Senate on Monday night and the Assembly late Tuesday afternoon, and then Cuomo signed itjust… 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 →
The following editorial was originally published in The Journal News on June 22, 2010, after Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino overturned a ban on gun shows at the Westchester County Center. We are posting it here today because Astorino, under pressure from Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner and others after… Read More →
Elected officials expressed their condolences for Newtown, Conn., and especially the families of Friday’s school shooting victims on Twitter and Facebook through the weekend, but a smaller number are also calling for government action to control guns, to pass an assault weapons ban or, not so simply, to end gun… Read More →
What do you think of the Westchester County budget vote? Westchester Legislators Michael Kaplowitz and Virginia Perez, both Dems, joined board Republicans to pass a 2013 budget. Did the Democrats do the right thing?
The following is the full text of a press release issued today by the Westchester County Board of Legislators on the 2013 budget. In it, Westchester Democratic leaders concede the budget they call “flawed” and “dangerous” will likely remain because Republicans have the votes on their side. Photo: Westchester County… Read More →
In disputed action Friday, a coalition of seven Republican and two Democratic legislators voted 9-0 to approve a $1.7 billion 2013 Westchester County budget. The rest of the board’s Democratic majority had sought to derail the vote and adjourn the meeting — to no avail. Republican County Executive Rob Astorino… Read More →
Members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators discussed the proposed 2013 Westchester County budget in an Editorial Spotlight interview at noon today with the Editorial Board. Watch the replay: Watch live streaming video from editorialspotlight at livestream.com Follow us on Twitter @LoHudOpinion.