(Attorney General and Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo released this letter on Nov. 17 to Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, requesting that the New York State Unified Court System take appropriate steps to ensure that election-related litigation involving three undecided State Senate races be resolved expeditiously and fairly.)
As we all learned in elementary school, the first Thanksgiving holiday set the tone for centuries to come. During the initial winter that the Pilgrims spent in Plymouth, Massasoit, the leader of the Wampanoag tribe, donated food stores to the settlers. In turn, the Pilgrims invited members of the tribe to a three-day feast after their first harvest in 1621.
Thank you for voting on Election Day. Participating in the electoral process is the cornerstone of democratic government and community action. That being said, I am especially grateful for those who voted for me, recognizing that my actions as your Assemblywoman are driven by a love of community, a strong belief in our governmental system, and compassion for those in need, which cuts across all demographics. I have always believed that hard work, some sacrifice, persistence coupled with patience will help us achieve the goals we want for ourselves, our children and our New York State. I will continue to work each day with you always in my thoughts.
Member of Assembly
16th Assembly District
“Greenhouse” gases: pleasant-sounding name for carbon dioxide, methane, and other carbon-based gases that threaten to destroy ecosystems, play havoc with weather patterns, raise sea levels worldwide, and inundate much of Long Island.
During our regular Sunday evening visits my brother and I engage in lively political discussions as we are on the opposite sides of the political spectrum. But not this year. We are voting in lockstep. Both of us have been disappointed with our political parties so we have decided to research the candidates and vote based on our shared morals and values and current economic climate.
“Three men in the Bronx – two of them teenagers – held against their will and tortured by a group of young men because they were suspected of being gay.
I am an enthusiastic supporter of Craig Johnson’s campaign for NY State Senate. My story started approximately six years ago when Senator Johnson served as a Nassau County Legislator.
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano has failed. He failed to manage the balanced budget he was given when he took office. He failed to deliver a responsible budget for 2011. He failed to sufficiently cut county spending and he failed to generate new sources of revenue. Even worse, Ed Mangano has failed to demonstrate bold, effective leadership in confronting our pressing financial problems.
I recently submitted to the Nassau County Legislature a Proposed No-Property Tax Increase Budget for next year that includes ending the so-called “County Guarantee,” which has been bankrupting our great county for years. You may be aware that Nassau County assesses homes and businesses for not only itself, but also for school districts and towns as well. When a business or homeowner successfully challenges their taxes, they are rightfully awarded a refund. However, the “County Guarantee” is a law that requires Nassau to pay back not only its share of the refund, but also the school district and town share as well. Therefore, Nassau is refunding one dollar for every 20 cents it actually receives in error.
I am pleased to welcome you back for the 2010-11 School Year. We remain committed to continuing our practice of reaching out to all constituents in an effort to ensure that our schools are truly inclusive and represent the range of values and beliefs of our community residents. Providing the best possible education at the most reasonable cost is a goal we continue to share.
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