Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
12:50 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

NYS Senator Announces Campaign Finance Reform Legislation

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A New York State Senator who is part of the Independent Democratic Conference will announce the IDC’s campaign finance reform package later this afternoon. The proposals come in the wake of a far-reaching political corruption scandal in the state.

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8:36 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Hurricane Committee Retires "Sandy" From List of Names

MIAMI (AP) —Sandy is being retired from the list of tropical storm names because of the catastrophic damage its massive size and strength caused along the East Coast last year.

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Hudson Valley News
5:41 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Congressional Rep Condemns Timing of Mail Center Consolidation

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A New York Congressman testified before postal regulators, criticizing the decision to consolidate a postal facility in the Hudson Valley earlier than planned.

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Hudson Valley News
2:20 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

NYS Senator Introduces Economic Development Package

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A freshman New York State senator has introduced a number of bills aimed at growing local economies and creating jobs. The legislation package especially targets New York’s upstate region.

Democratic State Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk of the 46th District rolled out a package of economic development bills she says would help small businesses and farms. She announced the bills in Greene County Wednesday, on Main Street in Catskill.

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Hudson Valley News
6:51 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

County Legislator Sponsors Resolutions Related to Public Corruption

As New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was introducing a measure to crack down on political corruption Tuesday, a local legislator in the Hudson Valley started work on a proposal for his county, one he hopes becomes law on the state level as well.

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Hudson Valley News
2:05 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Legislators Comment on NY Governor's Effort To Crack Down on Public Corruption

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Tuesday proposed legislation that establishes a new class of public corruption crimes and enables prosecutors to better crack down on public corruption. The proposal comes on the heels of two federal political corruption cases last week involving elected officials in New York.

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Hudson Valley News
8:55 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Lalor says legislative leadership that tolerated corruption must go

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ALBANY – Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R, Fishkill) said the governor’s proposed legislation to get tough on public corruption is only a first step.

Lalor said the second step “has to be clearing the legislature of leadership that has tolerated corruption,” and that should start at the top of the Assembly with Democrat Speaker Sheldon Silver stepping down.

The freshman lawmaker said there should be term limits on the legislature and those in its leadership positions.

Lalor also called for the end to member items.

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Hudson Valley News
8:32 am
Wed April 10, 2013

District Attorneys support public corruption legislation

Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

ALBANY – Governor Cuomo announced legislation that would create a new class of public corruption crimes and enhance the ability of the state’s prosecutors to crack down on it.

Much of the legislation, announced on Tuesday, was proposed by the state DA’s association and Orange County DA Frank Phillips said the issue of public corruption has risen to the surface in recent days.

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Hudson Valley News
7:31 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Anti-Fracking Initiative Launches in the Hudson Valley

Natalie Merchant
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In New York today, in Kingston, a new anti-fracking group announced its formation. A number of environmentalists and elected officials are on board with the initiative that stems from the Hudson Valley.

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Hudson Valley News
9:29 am
Tue April 9, 2013

New Tappan Zee Bridge Team Is Among Employers at Rockland Job Fair

There’s a job fair Tuesday in New York’s Rockland County, and one of the employers is the design-build contractor team selected to construct the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

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