A roundup of today’s editorials on gun violence after the Senate gun vote Wednesday to reject expanded background checks on buyers. From The Journal News: “In public opinion polls, as many as 90 percent of the American people have supported universal background checks, but even the weak Manchin-Toomey amendment rejected… Read More →
An angry President Obama addresses a crowd Wednesday after the Senate vote on gun control. A Senate minority helped defeat a proposal to expand background checks on gun purchases. Obama said this is only round one and that real change is inevitable. Source: White House
New York Education Commissioner John King and other state Department of Education officials join an Editorial Spotlight interview at 3 p.m. today to discuss standardized testing, Common Core, teacher evaluations, budget issues and more. Also attending: Dennis Tompkins, chief of external affairs Kate Gerson, senior fellow for Common Core and… Read More →
Congress has begun debate of new gun-control measures. What should take priority?
Opinion Editor Herb Pinder and Tax Watch Columnist David McKay Wilson discuss development plans for Playland in Rye. (Video by Matthew Brown/The Journal News) Read more on Playland: Children’s museum depends on solving Westchester squabble Astorino: 10-year Playland pact ‘stops the financial bleeding’
Opinion Editor Herb Pinder and Tax Watch Columnist David McKay Wilson discuss Ferncliff Manor, the Yonkers-based school looking to move to the vacant WestHELP property in Greeburgh. (Video by Matthew Brown/The Journal News) Read more about WestHELP on Tax Watch at http://lohud.com/taxwatch.