Saves Taxpayer Money and Increases Flexibility for Local Governments
ALBANY, NY -- A mandate relief bill sponsored by Senator Stewart-Cousins was approved by the State Senate Wednesday. Senate bill 6634A would extend the repayment terms of short term loans issued to local governments in 2007 and 2008 -- the beginning of the economic downturn. The repayment terms would be extended from five to seven years, which will save local governments hundreds of thousands of dollars over the two year period.
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YONKERS, NY – May 31, 2012 -- Mayor Mike Spano today announced a plan to avoid layoffs of Fire Department personnel in the new budget, while reducing overtime costs by nearly $6 million a year. Spano said the proposal will rely on controlling sick leave abuse in the Fire Department, which has grown to excessive proportions and is costing the taxpayers millions of dollars a year in overtime costs.
Mayor Spano said in some weeks as much as 25% of the fire department’s personnel call in sick, and that routinely an average more than 20% of department personnel are calling in sick during any given week.
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It's a coup-coup's nest at the Capitol.
With six months before the general election, several names have surfaced regarding the potential replacement of Senate's top Democrat.
The current Senate Minority Leader, John Sampson (D-Brooklyn), vows to remain on as leader and compares the uprising to replace him as "family squabbles."
Sampson's nest unrest were made public last week when he got pigeon pooped by the New York Daily News who exposed the Democratic conference's rising no-confidence sentiment in their leader.
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YONKERS, NY -- May 29, 2012 -- In an article written by Chuck Bennett of The New York Post today, May 29, 2012, in an EXCLUSIVE reports, “DA Improperly Got Her Maid Welfare: Probe”, referring to Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore. The article asserts Ms DiFiore “pulled strings” to obtain food stamps, cash assistance and Medicaid benefits for her family’s live-in housekeeper, and bases the foundation for these statements on an internal report obtained from Westchester County’s Department of Social Services by Dhyalma Vazquez, a county anti-fraud investigator, as well as, an officer of the Yonkers Independence Party and office holder with Westchester County Independence Party Chairman Dr. Giulio Cavallo.
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YONKERS, NY – March 28, 2012 – It was on March 28,2012 when the Yonkers Tribune reported about the accusation lodged against Anthony Marinello, a teacher at Cross Hill Academy, who was arrested the day before by Pelham Police Department Detective Hynes over the Offense of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a violation of Penal Law PL 155.35 DF3. The Penal Law is specific in defining Grand Larceny when an individual steals property valued over $3,000 in value.
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