The Food Bank for Westchester is heading to Albany on March 11 to fight Gov. Cuomo’s proposed budget. At risk is 20 percent of the Food Bank’s budget, or roughly $1.2 million. To ride along, contact Katy Flint Coppinger at 914-909-9610. Taboola Article Player
President Obama is speaking about the budget sequester at 12:55 p.m. Eastern today in Newport News, Va. Watch it live here:
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.
Weigh in on the fiscal cliff — tax increases and budget cuts that take effect automatically if Congress and the White House don’t reach a budget deal before the Dec. 31 deadline. Negotiations are ongoing in D.C. to avoid the fiscal cliff. Should Republicans abandon their “no tax hike” pledge… 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 →
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.
Should Rye Town be dissolved? A few weeks ago we started shooting a new video series from inside the newsroom in which Journal News/LoHud.com reporters and editors discuss tax stories in the news. In today’s video, Opinion Page editor Herb Pinder and reporter Leah Rae talk about a scenario to… Read More →
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino joins the Editorial Board at 11 a.m. Wednesday to discuss his 2013 proposed budget. To watch, go to www.lohud.com/editorialspotlight; to submit a question or comment during the LIVE session, engage the “CoverItLive” blogging feature. The county executive’s $1.72 billion spending plan holds the tax levy… Read More →
What people are talking about in 24 hours of LoHud.com: A clash over videotaping ended Tuesday’s East Ramapo school board meeting early when Emilia White refused to move to the back of the room. White is among nearly 200 other parents suing school officials and board members, saying they have… Read More →