Gov. Andrew Cuomo likes to say that New York is the most progressive state in the country. But when it comes to rules and regulations regarding voting, the state’s status can best be called archaic.
Years ago, when Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was still relatively new to her Senate seat and her seat on the Agricultural Committee, she came to Sullivan County to address dairy issues. She asked at the time, “The Federal government sets the price of milk; why wouldn’t it set the price of milk above the price of production?”
The Sullivan County government, with some 1,200 employees, is one of the largest employees in the county, and a number of them have recently been named as being among the best in the state.
For the second time in 90 days, Mother Nature battered the electricity infrastructure of the region, and people were left without electricity for days.
An educator with an impressive resume appeared before the Sullivan County legislators on May 10 and asked for their support for her proposal to open a charter school in or near Monticello, which might also serve students from the Fallsburg School District.
The United States has a school shooting problem, and it’s a bigger problem by far than in any other country in the world.
The review of electric companies’ responses to winter storms Riley and Quinn by the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) is now underway, and three power companies in our region are under scrutiny: New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG), Orange & Rockland Utilities (O&R) and Central Hudson.
The Farm Bill is up for renewal once again, as it is every five years, and once again that means it’s time for another fight over food stamps, or more formally the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Last time around, the bill stalled for two years over a debate over whether to sharply cut benefits.
Plug the words “Trump” and “immigration” into the Google News search engine these days, and you can find hundreds of news stories about President Donald Trump’s latest rant about immigrants and immigration.
Every day at the News Media Alliance headquarters, a stack of newspapers arrives for me and the staff. But with the United States Department of Commerce (DOC) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) currently considering tariffs on Canadian newsprint, those days of screen-free reading could be coming to an end.