Carlucci’s Column: Supporting Equivalency Standards for Non-Public Schools

Carlucci’s Column: Supporting Equivalency Standards for Non-Public Schools

BY SENATOR DAVID CARLUCCI Rockland County lawmakers considered a resolution in support of my state legislation (S.1733), which would provide more oversight of non-public schools. The resolution was voted down, 2-3 in the Multi Services Committee. This was disappointing and threatens to hurt the very children who need help the most. Every student has the […]

Tag-Team Against Cheap Smokes

Anti-tobacco & big tobacco team up to deny inexpensive, roll-your-own cigarettes to consumers The lawmakers of America have done as both big tobacco and anti-tobacco (talk about strange bedfellows) demanded and banned citizens from purchasing machine-rolled tobacco cartons. The Tobacco Outlet(s) in Nanuet and West Haverstraw, as well as others in Rockland County, will no […]

After New York City, Will Speed-Cameras Head Our Way?

Speed cameras may be coming to New York City. An enabling bill has been sponsored in the New York State Senate by a Republican lawmaker, a hurdle which the idea had yet to surmount in past years. On the positive side the cameras could cut down on court and police costs, raise revenues by prosecuting […]

Supervisor Andy Stewart Says Shifting Costs to Towns Does Not Benefit the Taxpayer

Open letter from Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart to county lawmakers Dear Mr. Vanderhoef and Rockland County Legislators, I write to register my objection to the cost-shifting of county-controlled programs to the Towns, and specifically to Orangetown. There is no policy logic to these cost shifts; they are proposed merely because state law permits it. In […]