According to the U.S. official Federal Poverty Level (FPL), 14% of families living in upstate New York are living in poverty. But the FPL was developed in 1965 and has not been updated since 1974.
On November 22, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara, added a couple of charges to those already lodged against Joe Percoco and several others involved in huge development projects. Percoco, who was formerly a top aide to Gov.
The Sullivan County Legislature voted eight to one on November 17 to become part of the Energize NY program, which will lend money for energy improvement projects to buildings that are commercially-owned or owned by nonprofits.
About 22 million or so people have health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare, and many others, inlcuding five people at The River Reporter, have health insurance policies created under Obamacare reforms.
A recent analysis by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman indicates that 86% of handguns recovered from crime scenes in this state come from another state. That statistic makes it clear that this country needs a federal law that covers all states and would require background checks on all persons buying a gun.
[The River Reporter has a long-standing tradition of not endorsing candidates, but we do think that it is important for our readers to know the stands of candidates on major issues, especially that which we have discussed on these pages. To that end, we present below information on what the candidates in the race for Pennsylvania’s U.S.
In a debate between Republican New York State Sen. John Bonacic and Democratic challenger Pramilla Malick sponsored by The Times-Herald Record on October 13, Malick expressed the view that companies that have business before the state should not be able to donate to the campaigns of elected state officials.
With the election inching ever closer, the money is being spent hand over fist in races all over the country, and the spending in New York’s 19th Congressional District is being juiced by a lot of money from political action committees (PACs) and super PACs.