Assemblyman James Skoufis

Hudson Valley News
3:00 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Forum On KJ Annexation Proposal Draws Large Crowd

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The Orange County executive held a public forum last night as part of the county’s parallel review of the controversial annexation proposal from the Hasidic Jewish village of Kiryas Joel. The forum drew several hundred residents and elected officials.

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Hudson Valley News
9:23 am
Mon March 23, 2015

NYS Assemblyman Authors Bill To Reinstate Bank Tax

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A New York state assemblyman from the Hudson Valley has authored legislation to reinstate a tax on banking corporations.

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Hudson Valley News
7:42 pm
Mon March 9, 2015

NYS Assemblyman Introduces Integrity In Government Act

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A New York state assemblyman introduced legislation today to dissolve the Committee on Open Government and replace it with a commission that has enforcement powers. He says the bill was prompted by the Hasidic village of Kiryas Joel’s alleged closed government tactics.

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Hudson Valley News
1:51 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

Elected Officials Criticize KJ For Holding Session During Storm

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A public comment session on the Hudson Valley Hasidic Jewish village of Kiryas Joel’s controversial annexation proposal was held Tuesday evening — despite calls from some elected officials and area residents to postpone the session because of inclement weather. A village spokesman is defending the decision to press forward.

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Hudson Valley News
6:34 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

HV Assemblyman Vows To Fight High Gas Prices In One Area

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A New York state assemblyman from the Hudson Valley stands ready to take action against a local gas station owner if prices at a few stations near West Point aren’t lower by next month.

Democratic Assemblyman James Skoufis has written to the head of the only two gas stations in the Town of Highlands in Orange County asking that he lower prices that tend to run about 30 to 40 cents higher than in surrounding areas.

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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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