Assemblyman James Skoufis

Hudson Valley News
9:26 am
Thu August 7, 2014

MTA Receives A Plea From Some HV Lawmakers

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Several New York state legislators from the Hudson Valley haves signed onto a letter imploring the MTA to provide Orange and Rockland commuters with a one-seat ride to New York City’s Penn Station.

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Hudson Valley News
11:44 am
Sun June 15, 2014

NYS Assembly, Senate Pass West Point Bills

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Two bills concerning West Point have passed the New York state Assembly and Senate. They now await the governor’s signature.

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Hudson Valley News
3:23 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Caesars Presents Orange County Casino Proposal

Representatives from Caesars Entertainment Thursday night unveiled some details of their proposed casino resort for Orange County for the first time in public. Area residents voiced more support than not. And the main focus was a longstanding concern in the area – traffic. 

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Hudson Valley News
6:48 am
Thu February 20, 2014

NYS Lawmakers To Hold Budget Meeting In Rockland

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Some New York state lawmakers are hosting their annual state budget meeting in Rockland County Thursday afternoon.

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Hudson Valley News
1:35 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

The Vote: Getting Young Voters To The Polls In Off-Year Elections

From left to right: Melissa Seideman; Jackson Lisotta; Shauna Ricketts; and Tyler Mell
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Voter turnout in off-year elections is generally much lower than in presidential election years, and turnout among young voters is no exception. Three politicians who have set records for being the youngest in one political office or another have ideas about where the problems lie. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has part two in our special series The Vote.

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Hudson Valley News
10:31 am
Sun October 27, 2013

NY Assemblyman: More Public Input Is Needed On Hospital Service Cuts

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When it comes to cutting a hospital’s ER hours, a New York state assemblyman from the Hudson Valley has introduced legislation to require public input on the issue, and prohibit hospital executive bonuses in connection.

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Hudson Valley News
1:30 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

HV Lawmakers React To Moreland Commission's Investigation

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New York State’s Moreland Commission, in an effort to root out public corruption, is looking into lawmakers’ outside income. After some lawmakers rebuffed the Commission’s requests, its co-chairs indicated subpoenas were forthcoming.

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Hudson Valley News
9:22 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Governor Cuomo Visits Rockland Town As Part of NY Rising

From left to right: Stony Point Supervisor Geoff Finn, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, NYS Senator Bill Larkin
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was in the Hudson Valley this afternoon, his second stop of the day in communities that qualify for funding for recovery and rebuilding from Hurricane Sandy, Tropical Storm Lee, and Hurricane Irene under a new state program.

Governor Cuomo visited Stony Point, hit hard by storms before and after the bruising Hurricane Sandy last October. He says it is inarguable that we are living amid a new weather pattern.

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