Last week, the nation’s uninsured began their enrollment in the second year of the health reform law. The end of the first year offers the nation a good opportunity to review the impact of the law, without all of the reports of mistakes, the campaigns of deception and outright lies.
This past Election Day, all three statewide incumbents were easily re-elected, the Assembly’s Democratic majority got bigger, but consistent with the overall Republican political tsunami seen across the nation, the Republicans took back control of the state Senate and picked up some New York Congressional seats.
As the brutal election season wraps up, the nation – and the world – received another dire warning of the growing dangers of global warming. While the issue has been almost non-existent in the nation’s political debates, there is no doubt that it is the most important issue facing the world.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 is Election Day. On this year’s ballot, in addition to the candidates who are running for office, New Yorkers have the opportunity to vote on two proposed changes to the New York State Constitution and a bond act.
The first cases of Ebola in the United States have raised legitimate concerns about the nation’s ability to protect the public’s health. And while the virus is incredibly toxic, the threat posed to Americans is – as yet – quite small.
Last week, New York State Supreme Court Judge Patrick McGrath struck down proposed language for the upcoming Proposal 1, which is a referendum question that amends the state constitution to change the state redistricting process. The vote on Proposal 1 will be on the ballot this November.
Well-known comic Joan Rivers died last week. Ms. Rivers was reportedly undergoing an endoscopic procedure to repair her vocal cords. She was having the procedure in an outpatient setting – meaning it occurred outside of a hospital.
One of the big national political stories last week was the grand jury indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry, charging him with abuse of power when he tried to pressure a local district attorney. Governor Perry has argued that he is innocent of the charges.