Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Bazzomanifesto Update 09/17/14: 22 Topics In Today's blog

THIS BLOGS TOPICS:

1)  Join Family Fun Day to Fight Hydrocephalus 09/20/14

2) YSBA Pizza Contest 10/05/14

3) DUTCHESS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE CHAIR RESIGNS

4) PRESS RELEASE] Dillon opposes radical agenda of Latimer's Senate Dems
5) Republican Legislators Take Issue with HUD and HUD's Monitor on the Most Recent Report

6) Westchester Board of Legislators Appointments Committee Demands List of County Ethics Board Members

7) Ugliness: Andrew Cuomo Erases Astorino Son from Photo

8) Video: Sean Astorino Speaks to Governor Cuomo

9) VIDEO: "Unicorn Killer" Released by Astorino Campaign

10)  Astorino on Latest Cuomo Loss: "This Governor is Going to Fall."

11) Cuomo Silence on Noncitizen Voting, Drivers' Licenses Speaks Volumes

12) ALERT - NYS Department of Health Confirms Cases of Serious Respiratory Virus

13) Press Release - Town of Ossining enters Contract Negotiations with the Village of Ossining for Police Services

14) 2014 Trapshoot & BBQ is Oct 4th

15) Antonacci: DiNapoli Short on Details

16) Accomplishment Tuesday - Legislation

17) Statement from Ed Cox on the EPA's denial of Cuomo's funding scheme

18) Daily News: Cahill within striking distance

19) Lalor: Where Does Cuomo Stand on Democrat Plan to Allow Illegal Immigrants to Vote

20) Koetz Files JCOPE Complaint Against Sheldon Silver

21) Frank Vernuccio: Voter Fraud Advocates Begin to Lose in Court

22) Frank Vernuccio:Has Washington lost the will to win?

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Carli's Angels Website
You're invited to the
5th Annual New York Hydrocephalus
Awareness Walk & Family Fun Day
at Jack DeVito Field Sept. 20 
The Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation, Carli's Angels and the Town of Yorktown are proud to be hosting the 5th Annual New York Hydrocephalus Awareness Walk and Family Fun Day!  This year's event will be taking place on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Park. 
 
We will have family fun for all ages!  There will be music, exhibitions, games, face painting, child friendly activities, food, raffles and more!  Local vendors will also be on hand to display their products and services.
 
We are actively seeking local vendors to exhibit at the event. Exhibitors are entitled to have a booth at the event to engage the community, promote their business and sell their goods / services.  

If you and / or your organization are interested in joining us on Sept. 20 by becoming an Exhibitor, the tax deductible fee would be $100.  Please  contact KevinClement at 
 for more information.
 
We are also looking for additional entertainment for the event.  Can you sing?  Dance?  Face paint?  Juggle?  Tell Jokes?  Let us know and we will be happy to provide you or your organization a stage and an audience free of charge! 
 
Sponsors and Exhibitors provide financial support to underwrite the 
PHF NY Awareness Walk and Family Fun Day expenses so that 100% of the money raised by the Event can be directed to the Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation, Inc. (www.hydrocephaluskids.org), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and all donations and exhibitor fees are 100% tax deductible to the extent of the law.  Our Tax ID # is: 26-4582806. 
 
If you are interested in joining us for this fun, community sponsored event, please e-mail Kevin Clement, PHF NY State Chapter Director, at KClement@HydrocephalusKids.org for more information.
 
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you Saturday, Sept. 20.

Kevin Clement
Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation
NY State Chapter Director
When
SATURDAY
SEPT. 20, 2014
11 am to 3 pm
Where
Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Park
Veteran Road, Yorktown Heights
(Next to Yorktown Stage) 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Bob Giordano 914-874-4347,
Board Member, Advisor, Advocate and Mentor
Yorktown Small Business Association
YSBA Pizza Contest
To Benefit Community Service Organizations
Yorktown Heights, NY: Sunday, August 30, 2014
The Yorktown Small Business Association is happy to announce it will be holding a pizza contest at the Yorktown Grange Fair grounds on October 5, 2014 between the hours of 1pm and 4pm. The event will provide an opportunity for our local small pizza business owners to share a spotlight with their competition, highlight their product and have some fun. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded.
Prize winners will select the community service organization member that will benefit from the event. Award ceremonies will take place on camera at the winner’s place of business and Yorktown Town Board Meeting.
Contestants must register and pay an application fee by September 15 to compete in the contest . The public is invited to attend and a preregistration fee of $10.00 is required. Space is limited to 120 attendees and we do not expect to be able to accommodate anyone who shows up on the day of the event. Samples of each contestants thin crust cheese pie will be available and soft drinks. 
For ticket information or to participate in the contest contact Bob Giordano: Yorktownsba@optonline.net or 914-874-4347. Mail your check for contest tickets to Yorktown Small Business Association. 1795 Hunter Brook Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. We will hold your prepaid tickets at the door on the day of the event. No Refunds. Donations accepted to benefit our community service organizations.
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Longtime local Democratic political activist and Vice Chair of the Dutchess County Democratic Committee, Alyssa Kogon, resigned from her post this morning in a letter citing that the committee has "sunk to a new low in morale and energy."  She further faults the Chair of the DCDC Elisa Sumner in "systematically damaging the careers and reputations of those that disagree with her." 
 
Kogon has been a professional and volunteer campaign manager for many local and state campaigns and ran for NYS Assembly in 2010.  She also resigned from her post as Chair of the Town of Clinton Democrats in Dutchess County. 
For more information contact Alyssa Kogon at (845)876-7539
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http://www.joedillonforsenate.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 16, 2014
Contact: T.J. McCormack, (818) 554-2566

DILLON SAYS PATH TO 'STATE CITIZENSHIP'
IS PATH TO DISASTER

Among other issues, "New York is Home" Act would preclude local law enforcement from reporting illegal aliens convicted of felonies to immigration officials


    Candidate for NY State Senate in the 37th District, Joe Dillon of Yonkers is speaking out against the “New York Is Home” Act. Among other measures, the legislation would forbid local law enforcement from reporting illegal immigrants to federal authorities, thus making New York a sanctuary for criminals seeking to evade federal prosecution or deportation.
    Dillon’s opponent, incumbent George Latimer, has cosponsored elements of the bill which is part of what Dillon calls a radical agenda that could be enacted if there is one-party control of State government. The bill creates a “State Citizenship” classification which would award illegal aliens rights such as the ability to vote and run for State office, taxpayer-funded welfare benefits, and to apply for professional licenses including medical, dental, law and real estate licenses, even though they are not actually allowed to work here under federal law, according to the New York Post.
    Additionally, the NY Is Home Act would allow illegal aliens to serve on jury duty, which would not only undermine of our judicial system, but also increase the potential for fraud and abuse, and pose a multitude of security risks that would put law-abiding citizens in danger, experts say. Immigration Lawyer Ted Ruthizer told the New York Times that the bill “cheapens citizenship” and would actually “strengthen the hand of immigration restrictionists.”
    Dillon believes that instead, the State Legislature should first look toward providing privately funded tuition assistance to undocumented children who were brought here illegally through no fault of their own. “But the first step is utilize State assets to secure the border and disrupt human trafficking, drug and prostitution cartels, while we work to define civic responsibilities to those who currently reside here illegally, such as paying taxes and respect for our laws before handing out the benefits entitled to those who came here legally,” he said.

    Latimer is already a cosponsor of a sub-component of the NY is Home Act which would grant financial aid to illegal aliens without requiring them to have been taxpaying residents.
    “The New York is Home Act is an insult to the law abiding citizens of the 37th district,” said T.J. McCormack, a spokesman for the Dillon campaign. “Not only does it make a mockery of our Constitution, it presents a great danger to families here. While the vast majority of undocumented immigrants are simply here to improve their lives, among those crossing into America are hardened criminals, gang members and potentially terrorists. These bad guys don’t want to be detected by the feds, so where are they headed? How about where they know they won’t be turned in to Immigration authorities?
    “Given the politics of this bill, and his loyalty to special interests, this will be one of those tough votes that George Latimer likes to hide from. The voters in the 37th district wouldn't be able count on George to even show up for this vote.
    “If the radicals take control of the senate, this bill will pass. That is a fact.”

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For immediate Release: September 16, 2014
Contact: Legislator John Testa, Minority Leader
jgtesta@verizon.net 914-995-2828
 
Republican Legislators Take Issue with HUD and HUD’s
Monitor on the Most Recent Report
Call Upon Federal Representatives to Take Action
Call On HUD to Release CDBG Funds to Westchester Communities
 
 
Republican Minority Leader of the Westchester County Board of Legislators, John G. Testa (Cortlandt, Peekskill, Yorktown) today called upon his Legislative colleagues to stand with their local municipalities and reject any attempt to have the Legislature adopt the latest report of the HUD appointed Federal Monitor in the in the ongoing Housing Settlement.
 
“The Monitor’s report is riddled with inaccuracy, inconsistency and injustice,” said Testa. “It fails to accurately count housing zones that permit town houses as multifamily; it lacks consistency in its analysis since some municipalities with existing multifamily zones are given a clean bill of health while others similarly situated are not. This arbitrary and non-objective approach by HUD and the Monitor to the process is preventing a resolution to the issues in contention regarding the settlement.”
 
Legislator Michael Smith voiced concern about comments the Monitor made at the September 10, 2014 Board of Legislators meeting regarding the 25 municipalities not specifically cited as failing his “test” if a municipality has “primia facia” exclusionary zoning.
 
“Even though 25 municipalities are deemed not exclusionary in their zoning, the Monitor’s report fails to give them a clean bill of health,” said Legislator Smith. “There were some “should do” and “should consider” for those 25 and the Monitor did not rule out that those municipalities wouldn’t be asked to make changes in the future.  The Monitor declared that determination would be left to HUD.” 
 
            Legislator and GOP Minority Whip Gordon Burrows noted that the Federal funds at risk, the so-called CDBG funds, are limited and have minimal impact on the 31 municipalities that are the subject of the Monitor’s report and are part of the Housing Settlement.
 
“Why should the 31 eligible municipalities sell out Home Rule for less than an average of $10,000 per jurisdiction,” said Legislator Burrows. “HUD shouldn’t be punishing any municipality, but even more egregious is punishing the municipalities that are not party to the suit. Most of the money HUD is withholding was promised to communities that have nothing to do with the settlement.” 
 
Legislator David Gelfarb represents two of the communities that were cited by the Monitor.  “I completely reject the preliminary findings which claim that Harrison and Rye Brook engage in so-called ‘exclusionary zoning practices.’  In his report, the Monitor says that  Rye Brook’s two-family as of right zoning district is located in a neighborhood that is ‘clearly less desirable and could be considered stigmatizing’.    This characterization is arbitrary and completely inaccurate. The Monitor makes similar baseless statements about Harrison in the report.” “Both of these communities are extremely welcoming and have an ample supply of affordable rental, 2 family and single family homes and the ability to develop future housing that will continue to encourage a robust and diverse community.”
 
Legislator Sheila Marcotte points the finger for the loss of federal funds squarely at the County’s Congressional Delegation.
 
“The real culprit here is not Westchester County or our municipalities – it is HUD and the lack of action by our Federal Delegation,” stated Legislator Marcotte.  “Our representatives in Congress should be demanding HUD release the CDBG funds at a minimum to the municipalities who are not involved with the Housing Settlement.”
 
“Not one of the municipalities were party to the Housing Settlement, so why is this expense, and unfair burden, now being placed on them to defend their zoning - zoning which one person (a HUD appointed Federal Monitor) claims is exclusionary,” said Legislator Marcotte.
 
The caucus is calling upon the County Board to adopt a resolution demanding the federal delegation take action to have HUD accept the County’s findings in its series of Analysis of Impediments and to remove the burden on the local government. The caucus members also continue their demand that HUD release the CDBG funds to the 25 communities deemed non exclusionary in their zoning and not mentioned in either of the Monitor’s reports as well as those communities that were never targeted in the settlement in the first place. HUD must stop the arbitrary decision-making that hurts Westchester’s communities.
 
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BOL Appointments Committee Demands List of County Ethics Board Members
White Plains, NY – The Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) Appointments Committee, chaired by Legislator Ben Boykin (D-White Plains), demanded a list of active members presently serving on the County Ethics Board yesterday, having already requested the same information several times.
“I cannot understand why the Astorino Administration has ignored this simple request, unless there are issues which they are trying to hide or ignore,” said Boykin. “To uphold the confidence the public puts in its elected officials, it’s time for us all to know who is serving on the Ethics Board to monitor conflicts of interest for Westchester residents.”
At yesterday’s meeting, County Executive Rob Astorino’s chief of staff, George Oros, a former legislator who also once served on what is now called the BOL Appointments Committee, still was unable to definitively state for the record who is presently a member on the County’s Board of Ethics.
The County Ethics Board is supposed to have seven members, with no more than four representing the same political party. Right now, it’s unclear how many members are serving actively on the board. Oros informed the BOL yesterday that one member, Mark Drexel, had resigned from the Ethics Board. When Boykin asked why the BOL was not informed earlier, Oros suggested that the BOL members can call over to the County Clerk’s office from time to time if they were interested to know of changes on the County boards.
The County Charter states there shall be a County Board of Ethics to be appointed by the County Executive subject to confirmation by the Board of Legislators. But the Astorino Administration has been simply administering oaths of office to new and reappointed members without confirmation, citing a court case regarding appointments of commissioners and deputy commissioners waiting for confirmation.
Boykin noted that the Ethics Board has members participating and voting, even though there is no record of their appointment or BOL confirmation.
When apprised of this, Oros stated that Administration normally doesn’t wait for BOL confirmation of appointments, instead administering oaths of office upon appointment, again citing the court ruling. Jenkins countered that this action deprives the BOL of a function authorized and guaranteed by the County Charter.
Even so, Oros was unable to explain why one individual, Josh Mandell, voted at a recent Ethics Board meeting (hastily convened in response to a report that County Executive Astorino was earning $30,000 as an outside consultant) without even having been appointed officially to the board. And yet, Mandell sat with the board and voted to re-hire Steve Leventhal as an independent consultant to conduct the annual ethics reviews of County officers, with nearly seven months of the year already elapsed.
In September 2011, the BOL amended the Local Law to improve administration and compliance of the County’s Code of Ethics, more specifically, to verify that all reporting individuals file completed annual financial disclosure statements, and then review the statements in an effort to detect and prevent conflicts of interest. Both the BOL and Astorino Administration backed this legislation, as it came in response from a report from Comptroller DiNapoli that called on Westchester to strengthen its ethics law.
Yesterday, Oros and Chief Deputy County Attorney Jim Castro-Blanco repeatedly shrugged off many of the inquiries from Boykin and Legislator Ken Jenkins (D-Yonkers) about the operations of the Ethics Board, stating that it is “self-governing,” despite the fact that County Executive Astorino appoints its chair and also appoints all of its members.
Last year, Leventhal did not conduct these reviews, admitted Dennis Kremer, chair of Astorino’s Ethics Board, in a recent newspaper report. Initially, the Astorino Administration said the overview couldn’t be conducted without access to the County’s vendor lists to determine whether there were conflicts of interest. Even though the Administration creates this list, Oros suggested yesterday that the “self-governing” Ethics Board needed to create its own vendor list.
“The people of Westchester should not have to deal with misinformation to find out if their elected officials have conflicts of interest, including having an outside income,” said Boykin.
County Executive Astorino has been reported to have received consulting fees last year from Clear Channel, the broadcasting conglomerate; its contracts with Westchester County are approved in the County’s Board of Acquisition & Contract, which Astorino controls.
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    ANDREW CUOMO ERASES ASTORINO SON IN
DISGRACEFUL TELEVISION AD
 More False Advertising from a Smear Job Governor

 
New York -- Sept. 15...Governor Andrew Cuomo, who refused to shake hands with his Democratic opponent, Professor Zephyr Teachout, at a parade earlier this month, has crossed the decency line again.  In a bizarre television ad now running in the Western New York media market, Governor Cuomo, through the local Democratic committee, literally erases the son of Westchester County Executive and Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino from a father-and-son photo.   

 
The original photograph features Mr. Astorino and his son Sean posing at Sun Life Stadium in Miami.  The Astorino family have been Miami Dolphins fans for three generations, and the trip to Sun Life Stadium was a special and cherished occasion for the father-and-son.

 
"Andrew Cuomo's negative advertising already knew no bounds, but to erase my son from a cherished family photo is wrong and personally hurtful," Mr. Astorino said.  "If Governor Cuomo wants to keep running false ads against me with his pay-to-play millions that's his business, but doctoring my family photos is beyond the pale. I won't even bother asking him for an apology, because I know I won't get one from this governor."

 
Mr. Cuomo, who is under federal investigation for his role in the Moreland Commission Scandal, has spent more than $14 million in false and misleading negative ads against Mr. Astorino.  
 
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Governor Andrew Cuomo doctored an Astorino family photo last weekend for use in a negative TV ad run in the name of a local Democratic Party. Mr. Cuomo erased Sean Astorino (above) from a father-and-son photograph taken when Sean was seven years old. Sean didn't appreciate it, nor did Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, the Republican candidate for governor of New York, who made that clear in a news release Monday. Here Sean speaks, directly to the governor
 
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Unicorn Killer-QuickTime H.264
Andrew Cuomo: "Unicorn Killer"

 
NOTE 1: The :30 ad above is entitled "Unicorn Killer." The spoof, negative ad ridicules Andrew Cuomo for the multi-million-dollar barrage of over-the-top smear television advertising he is throwing on the airwaves against Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino in his race for governor. It ends with a challenge to Governor Cuomo: "New Yorkers need jobs and tax relief, Governor Cuomo. How about talking issues for a change?" We'll see if Mr. Cuomo accepts that challenge or continues his scorched earth policy. "Unicorn Killer" will appear online and on television.

 
NOTE 2:  No live unicorns were used in the production of this broadcast.
 
 
SCRIPT:
 
Andrew Cuomo. Unicorn killer.
 
Cuomo locked Santa in a chimney.  
 

 
Little boy: Ahhhhhh!
 

 
Humpty Dumpty? Cuomo shoved him off that wall.
 

 
Little girl 1: He's the worst man in the world
 

 
Little girl 2: He's a monster.
 

 
If Andrew Cuomo can make up stories about Rob Astorino...two can play that game.
 
New Yorkers need jobs and tax, relief, Governor Cuomo. How about talking issues for a change?
 
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STATEMENT BY NEW YORK GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE 
ROB ASTORINO ON GOVERNOR CUOMO'S LOSS OF 
FUNDING FOR TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE

 
September 16, 2014

 
"Slowly but surely, all the myths of the Cuomo Administration are being exposed to sunlight.  Today, Mr. Cuomo lost his dubious funding for the new Tappan Zee Bridge. Mr. Cuomo's much heralded anti-corruption commission now lands him under federal investigation for corruption. His so-called property tax freeze has only driven up local property taxes because he reneged on providing state mandate relief. Mr. Cuomo's Start UP New York program spent $237.5 million of the taxpayers' money -- including money intended for Hurricane Sandy victims -- for thinly veiled election year ads, while providing virtually no jobs.  And his vow to stop "pay-to-play" practices in Albany is rendered preposterous in his becoming the number one pay-to-play governor in state history.
 
"Mr. Cuomo's administration was constructed on the silt of corruption, intimidation, and secrecy. There is no bedrock beneath it. This governor is going to fall."
 
Note: Mr. Astorino has long been on record saying that the billions of dollars received from the BNP Paribas and other settlements should be earmarked for the Tappan Zee Bridge and other state infrastructure projects. July opinion piece linked here.
 
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ASTORINO: CUOMO SUPPORTS GIVING NONCITIZENS RIGHT TO VOTE, DRIVER'S LICENSES AND WELFARE

New York--Sept. 16...When asked yesterday whether or not he supported a bill proposed by state legislative Democrats that would give individuals here unlawfully the right to vote, driver's licenses and welfare, Andrew Cuomo declined multiple requests to state his position (New York Post, 9/16/14).  Gubernatorial candidate, Rob Astorino, said that Cuomo's silence on the controversial issue is indicative of his support.  Astorino opposes the legislation, saying such rights and privileges should only be afforded to American citizens.

"While it's nothing new for 'Governor Transparency' to refuse to answer a reporter's question, this issue is a particularly sensitive one with a lot at stake and voters deserve to know where he stands," said Astorino. "Not only would it increase spending and taxes for already overburdened New York taxpayers, it creates serious security concerns."

Astorino said the issue of illegal immigration and border security has taken on heightened relevance in recent months with the rise of the terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

"When the New York Times says ISIS is in Mexico and possibly crossing the border, when we know 130 Canadians have gone overseas to fight for ISIS and our northern border with Canada is insecure, the last thing we need to be doing is encouraging and making it easy for undocumented persons to come to New York, blend in and benefit from our rights and privileges," said Astorino. "Washington has failed us on immigration reform and the system is broken and our borders are open.  But that doesn't mean Albany should fail us as well with similar madness.

"Instead of leading, Governor Cuomo is once again giving New Yorkers the silent treatment.  We deserve better and as governor, I will be the leader New Yorkers can count on.

"And let me also say, New York enjoys a special place in American history as a crossroads of the world and a port of entry for millions of immigrants from around the world.  Immigration has fueled this nation's rise since our independence and it continues to strengthen us today.  I understand why so many come to this country and seek to stay. It's for the same reasons my ancestors came - opportunity and freedom. Washington needs to once and for all act on comprehensive immigration reform and border security.  Doing so will help all families - those already here and those who seek to come here legally."
 
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On Monday, September 15, 2014 10:06 PM, Town Supervisor Susanne Donnelly wrote:

NYS Department of Health Confirms Cases of Serious Respiratory Virus

Reminds Parents to be Extra Vigilant in Preventing the Spread of EV-D68
 
ALBANY, NY (September 12, 2014)
The New York State Department of Health is again advising parents and health care providers to be aware of the signs and symptoms of enterovirus EV-D68, a serious respiratory illness, which has now been confirmed in more than a dozen children in New York State. EV-D68 is causing cases of severe respiratory illness among children and other individuals, sometimes resulting in hospitalization, especially among children with asthma.

"It is important that we follow common sense rules to prevent the spread of this virus, as we do for flu and other contagious illnesses" said Acting State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker. "Because there is no specific treatment or vaccination against this virus, our best defense is to prevent it by practicing proper hygiene."

Cases have been confirmed in the Capital Region and Central New York. Specimens have been received from other regions for testing.

Enteroviruses are transmitted through close contact with an infected person, or by touchingobjects or surfaces contaminated with the virus and then touching the mouth, nose, oreyes. There is no specific treatment for EV-D68 infections other than management of symptoms, and no specific anti-viral medications currently available for this purpose, which is why it is important to take steps to protect yourself and others from respiratory infections such as enterovirus including:
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick.
  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick.
  • Use the same precautions you would use to prevent the spread of influenza.
These prevention steps are especially important for individuals or persons with family members who are infants, or who have chronic health conditions or compromised immune systems. Symptoms of enterovirus illness can include fever, runny nose, sneezing, coughing,and bodyaches. Because EV-D68 has not been commonly reported, the full spectrum of illness due to this type of enterovirus is not well known.
 
In addition to the confirmed cases, more samples from around the state are on their way to the New York State Department of Health's (DOH) Wadsworth Laboratory for testing. Wadsworth Laboratory is the only laboratory in the state that can confirm EV-D68.

While there are more than 100 types of enteroviruses that commonly cause respiratory illness, EV-D68 is a less common type.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with health departmentsin several states to investigate suspected clusters of respiratory illness.DOH is sharing its testing results with CDC to assist it in monitoring the circulation of the virus nationally.

DOH is working with the CDC and partnering with local health departments and health care providers to monitor the spread of severe respiratory illnesses in New York and asking health care providers to report clusters or outbreaks of severe respiratory illnesses to their local health department or to DOH.

DOH will continue to work closely with the CDC, local health departments, and health care providers to monitor the circulation of the virus in the State and across the U.S. Additionally, DOH has issued a health alert with information and guidance regarding EV-D68 to health care providers across the state.

Enteroviruses
  • Enteroviruses are very common viruses; there are more than 100 types.
  • It is estimated that 10 to 15 million enterovirus infections occur in the United States each year.
  • Enteroviruses can cause respiratory illness, febrile rash, and neurologic illnesses, such as aseptic meningitis (swelling of the tissue covering the brain and spinal cord) and encephalitis (swelling of the brain).
  • Most infected people have no symptoms or only mild symptoms, but some infections can be serious.
  • Infants, children, and teenagers are most likely to get infected with enteroviruses and become sick.
  • Most enterovirus infections in the United States occur seasonally during the summer and fall.
Enterovirus D68
  • Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) infections are thought to occur less commonly than infections with other enteroviruses.
  • EV-D68 was first identified in California in 1962. Compared with other enteroviruses, EV-D68 has been rarely reported in the United States.
Town of Ossining
16 Croton Ave
Ossining, NY 10562
914-762-6000
 
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On Tuesday, September 16, 2014 9:24 PM, Town Supervisor Susanne Donnelly wrote:
 

    The Volunteer-Spirited Town
September 16, 2014
For More Information Please contact:
Susanne Donnelly
Supervisor Town of Ossining
914-762-6001
sdonnelly@townofossining.com 

Press Release
Town of Ossining enters Contract Negotiations with the Village of Ossining for Police Services for the Unincorporated Area of the Town of Ossining 
The Town of Ossining administration has been extremely happy with the performance of the Westchester County Police over the past four years, as have the residents and commercial property owners of the Unincorporated Area.  The County Police have demonstrated professionalism above and beyond our expectations, and have set a high bar for any police department that becomes responsible for the safety and well-being of the Unincorporated Area. We would not hesitate to recommend their services to any community interested in controlling the costs of policing their community. 
However, after careful consideration, much research and investigation, the Town Board of the Town of Ossining has agreed to enter into contract negotiations with the Village of Ossining for the provision of police services.  The Village of Ossining’s proposal has many attractive elements, specifically the opportunity to pursue consistent policing throughout both the Town and Village, and also in the Ossining school system. We are also pleased that this contract includes hiring five people from the Town of Ossining, allowing our community members to serve their neighbors and grow in our community.
These contract negotiations must be completed no later than October 15th, 2014, but we have every hope that they will be completed sooner, allowing the Village to begin its hiring process and the Town to budget appropriately. Should the contract negotiations falter for any reason and are not completed by the aforementioned date, the Town Board is prepared to request a year extension of the current contract with the Westchester County Department of Public Safety.  During that time, if necessary, we would request that New York State perform a complete evaluation of the public safety needs of the Unincorporated Area (free of charge), using that time to further ensure that prospective services will be provided responsibly and at the most reasonable cost.
Both the Village of Ossining and the Westchester County Department of Public Safety are exemplary police forces, and we feel the Unincorporated Area would be in good hands either way. However, we have concerns about certain details about the Village of Ossining’s proposal that have kept us from making a quick decision based on cost-savings. Engaging armed police officers charged with protecting the public is the most sensitive service we provide, requiring individuals to always be at their best and being alert and ready for any emergency, and thus raises certain concerns regarding the considerable dependence on overtime in the Village’s proposal.
The proposed method of providing services, relying so heavily on overtime, appears to have few, if any, adherents in local law enforcement. The Village has been asked to address the viability of this method and insists that it will devise a plan to effectively use this technique. It thus appears that the actual specifics may be a work in progress. The Town, in this instance, will insist on the Village meeting its contractual obligations and will rely on the Village providing the agreed services at the agreed price for the life of the contract. In this regard, the Village will be treated as any other outside contractor.
The Village has also been asked to address whether this contract may result in the Village “subsidizing” the Town by providing the services at less than actual cost. The Village denies that is the case. As with any other outside contractor, the Town cannot question the financial conclusions reached by the Village in formulating its proposal, but instead must assume that the Village and its fiscal analysts have fully considered the financial viability of its proposal. The Town simply does not have the ability to analyze the nuances of Village finances, and must assume that the Village officials fully understand their fiduciary obligations to the taxpayers of the Village in proposing the enforceable contractual obligations the Village will be assuming. The Village must understand that the Town administration likewise has a fiduciary obligation to the residents of the Unincorporated Town and, as a result, the Town will not be in a position to renegotiate the contract mid-term.  The Village should not enter into this contract if it believes the contract can be renegotiated or the services reduced if the costs are found to exceed the guaranteed amounts the Town will be charged under the proposal.
More of our concerns are:
  • The use of overtime/double-up days as a “plan,” not as an emergency provision.  During the first seven months of the contract, while the five new officers train at the police academy, 100% of the Town coverage encompass officers working overtime or as part of a double-up day.
  • The use of overtime throughout the contract. At current staffing requirements, there should be 10 officers assigned to the posts within the Town, in order to properly cover days off, personal days, sick days and vacations.
  • What provisions have been made if one or more of the new officers do not successfully complete the police academy? To begin the process over will take another seven months, which means even more overtime than anticipated figured into the contract.
  • How do we guarantee that the officers assigned to the two Town posts will, indeed, be covering the Town sectors? How do we ensure the residents of the Unincorporated Area are receiving the services for which we’ve contracted? To this end, the Town will be requesting delivery of monthly payroll and attendance records for officers assigned to the two Town sectors, along with logs of locations and the installation of GPS on all vehicles assigned to Town patrol.
We have verified that Village Police can be given legal authority to provide and enforce law enforcement in the Town, outside their current jurisdiction, through a Town Board Resolution, which will be forthcoming if and when the negotiations reach a successful conclusion.
We look forward to moving ahead with this process, and trust that the residents of the Unincorporated Area understand and respect both our decision and our process- together, we hope to continue to strengthen our community and partner on this new endeavor in a way that enhances all of Ossining.
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Susanne Donnelly
Supervisor 
Eric Blaha
Council Member 
Geoffrey Harter
Council Member 
Kim Jeffrey
Council Member 
Northern Wilcher
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On Monday, September 15, 2014 2:57 PM, Lalor For Assembly wrote:
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2014 Fall Trapshoot & BBQ Fundraiser

You are invited to a our second annual trapshoot, giving sportsmen the opportunity to showcase their sport and newcomers a chance to learn. 

Saturday October 4th Trap Shoot: 9:30am to 3:00pm
BBQ:  11:30am - 3:30pm
Whortlekill Rod & Gun Club
540 Route 376, Hopewell Jct., NY

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$100 For BBQ & Trapshoot
$50  BBQ Only

If you organize a foursome to shoot and eat you get a big discount. 
$350 for a Foursome for BBQ & Trap Shoot.
(Foursomes Must Pay In Advance to Receive Discount
)

You Can Pay Online Here.

BBQ Includes grilled chicken, hot dogs, hamburger, salads, baked potato, corn  soda, water & beer.


-Live Music-

-Rain Or Shine-

 

Journal Ads / Sponsorships Also Available
Trap House Sponsor  $150 _____ (Includes 1 ticket and quarter page journal ad)
Event Sponsor  $250 _____ (Includes 3 tickets and half page journal ad)  Lunch Sponsor  $500 _____ (Includes 4 tickets and full page journal ad)   
BBQ Sponsor  $1000 _____ (includes 5 tickets and back inside cover ad)   
Second Amendment Sponsor $2000 _____ (includes 5 tickets, front inside cover ad, and event banner)
  Repeal the SAFE Act Sponsor $4100 _____ (includes 5 tickets, back cover ad, and event banner)

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-First Time Shooters & Families Welcome-
- Space is Limited -
Must be 13 or older to shoot
RSVP Requested


Schedule  
    9:30am – Registration Starts and Continues Throughout the Day.          
10:00am - 3:00pm Trap Shoot      
11:30am - 3:30pm – Lunch      
            
For more details contact us at info@kmlny.com or (845) 309-2654

You Can
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Checks can be made to “Lalor for Assembly” and mailed to: PO Box 334 Hopewell Jct. NY 12533


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Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor, a former teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes in Poughkeepsie, is a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and a frequent guest on the Fox News Channel. Lalor is of counsel to the law firm Gaines, Novick, Ponzini, Cossu & Venditti. He is a graduate of John Jay High School, Providence College and Pace Law School and lives in Hopewell Junction with his wife Mary Jo and their four young children Katie, Riley, Mikey and Kieran Jr..
 
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On Monday, September 15, 2014 3:09 PM, Antonacci for the People wrote:

Contact: Brian Renna (315) 420-0039

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Antonacci: DiNapoli Short on Details 
Cites Vague Press Release on Goldman Sachs Partnership 

SYRACUSE, NY -  Republican State Comptroller candidate Bob Antonacci released the following statement after his opponent, Democrat Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, announced a new $2 billion strategic partnership between the New York State Common Retirement Fund (CRF) and Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Goldman and the CRF will invest the State's retirement fund in a diverse group of global equity strategies.  
 
"My first question is: What does "strategic partnership" mean?" said Antonacci. 
 
"If it's a contract, how has it been acquired? How will Goldman Sachs be compensated? Are there fees to be paid? If so, how are they determined? What exactly will the CRF, and by proxy the people of New York, get out of this deal?
 
"Remember, Tom DiNapoli was handpicked by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to replace Alan Hevesi, who had to resign in disgrace. So, how much will this new "strategy" cost us, Mr. DiNapoli? Maybe we should just ask Shelly Silver."
 
DiNapoli's release goes on to claim that the partnership is "the first of its kind," as well as, "...designed to help strengthen the Fund as it provides benefits to New York's current and future public employee retirees."  
 
Antonacci's response: "Great. How?" 
 
According to the most recent Financial Statements and Supplementary Information for the New York State and Local Retirement System, the CRF already pays out millions of dollars for investment advisory services, and that's on top of the millions spent in other fees.
 
"This is classic DiNapoli, relying too much on abstract concepts, while coming up short on the details," said Antonacci.
 
"I am a Certified Public Accountant and a lawyer and I can tell good information from complete and utter garbage. Mr. DiNapoli, your press release on a $2 billion Strategic Partnership for Global Equity Investments is absolute garbage. What are you trying to hide? If you think New Yorkers are going to be fooled by the incomprehensible language of your press releases, think again."
 
Bob Antonacci is the two-time elected Comptroller of Onondaga County, which has the highest credit rating in New York State.
 
 
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On Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:08 PM, Kieran Michael Lalor wrote:
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Accomplishment Tuesdays - Legislation
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Dear Friends,
I'd like to share some of my legislative work for the third round of Accomplishment Tuesday.

I'm proud to say that I authored two bills that were signed into law during my first term. Both bills benefit our communities with no cost to taxpayers.

Last year I authored A.7547 which transferred an unused parcel of state land at the Green Haven correctional facility to the not-for-profit Safe Haven Animal Shelter and Wildlife Center. 
Safe Haven will build a new facility on the property, without costing the taxpayers anything. The new animal shelter will be a valuable addition to southern Dutchess County. This is a great example of the government working with not-for-profits to get things done with no cost to taxpayers.
"Assemblyman Lalor worked hard throughout the process to get our legislation passed. He pushed the bill through. I'm proud to have worked with Kieran on this. He knew our animal shelter would be a valuable addition to southern Dutchess County. We're grateful for his support."
 - Josephine Santoro, President, Safe Haven Animal Shelter and Wildlife Center
This spring I worked across the aisle with Village of Wappingers Falls Mayor Matt Alexander to help the village expand waterfront parkland, authoring bill A. 9896 to do it. 
For many years the village had looked to move its old highway garage from the Hudson River Estuary and open up access to the waterfront. In 2012, a developer proposed to donate land to the village and relocate the highway garage. In moving the garage, the village preserved existing park  fields on the location of the new highway garage. The village now has a waterfront building and new waterfront parkland with potential uses including a not-for-profit theater group or an estuary boating center with access to the Hudson River. State legislation was required and I worked against a tight deadline with Mayor Alexander and Senator Gipson to pass the necessary legislation. This is a great addition for the village.
"This is a big win for the Village of Wappingers Falls. Thanks to Assemblyman Lalor's bill, this new parkland will help continue to move the Village in a positive direction." - Jack Fedigan, Market Street Industrial Park.
Cosponsored Bills That Have Been Signed into Law or Are Awaiting the Governor's Signature
A.7558B - Right now, doctors are limited by state regulation in the treatments they can offer Lyme disease patients. This bill prohibits medical professional misconduct charges against doctors for simply offering treatment that is not universally accepted in the medical community. This is about giving patients and doctors the choice to pursue the best treatment options possible.

"The Hudson Valley is at the center of the Lyme disease problem. Assemblyman Lalor is determined to give doctors and patients the tools they need to fight the disease. Patients need to find and have access to the options that can work for them. We are grateful to Assemblyman Lalor for his caring and his work to ensure patients have those options. Children are the most at risk for Lyme and tickborne diseases, as a dad, his 
concern for them and for all of us is commendable."- Jill Auerbach, Chairperson, Hudson Valley Lyme Disease Association
A.2089B - This legislation strengthens campus safety laws by clearly requiring that all violent felonies and missing persons be reported to local law enforcement as soon as practicable, but in no case more than 24 hours after they have been reported to college authorities. Students need to feel safe on campuses. Parents need to know that their children are safe. This requirement will make schools work better to provide a safe environment.

"As a parent, Assemblyman Lalor appreciates how much we can worry about our kids' safety. I'm glad that he is co-sponsoring and passing legislation to make college campuses safer." - Mary Lou Keenan, Millbrook mother of two college students  
A.6974B - This bill allows all veterans who are now employed by New York State to buy up to three years of service credit in the state retirement system. Veterans made great sacrifices for this country, whenever they served. They all put their lives on hold to serve our great country. Because they put their lives on hold and often delayed their careers to serve, this bill lets them buy back a portion of service credit in the state retirement system. It's the right thing to do for our veterans.

A.8021A - "Vince's Law" creates a new class-D felony for repeat DWI offenders. We need to get serial drunk drivers off the road. This law will give prosecutors the tools to do it.

A.8201A - This law expands New York's employment discrimination and harassment laws to protect unpaid interns. It's hard to believe interns hadn't been covered by the rules already, but now we're giving them equal protection under the law.
You can check out the first two Accomplishment Tuesdays here and here.

Sincerely,
Kieran

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Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor, a former teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes in Poughkeepsie, is a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and a frequent guest on the Fox News Channel. Lalor is of counsel to the law firm Gaines, Novick, Ponzini, Cossu & Venditti. He is a graduate of John Jay High School, Providence College and Pace Law School and lives in Hopewell Jct. with his wife Mary Jo and their four young children Katie, Riley, Mikey and Kieran Jr..
 
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Statement from Ed Cox on the EPA's denial of Cuomo's funding scheme
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: David Laska
dlaska@nygop.org
518.462.2601
ALBANY...NYGOP Chair Ed Cox today released the following statement in response to the EPA denying Andrew Cuomo's plan to raid clean water funds to pay for the new Tappan Zee Bridge:

"Today's news is another sad result of Andrew Cuomo's failed style of 'government by press release.' From phony budget surpluses to the corruption of his own corruption commission to raiding clean water funds to pay for a bridge, Andrew Cuomo has eschewed substantive policy in favor of playing for positive press - and the results continue to be disastrous for New York."   
 
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In case you missed it, there was a must-read piece about the Attorney General's race in yesterday's Daily News.

According to an internal polling memo, Republican John Cahill is just seven points behind Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (36.8% to 29.7%) with almost two months to go to Election Day.

Amongst voters who have seen John's campaign ads, Cahill is up 45.5% to 21.6%, with 33.3% undecided.

If you haven't seen his first ad, check it out here, then head over to NYGOP.org/ads to see our ad about the AG's race.

For more about the Cahill campaign, visit CahillForAG.com.

Here's the Daily News piece:

John Cahill tells donors that internal poll shows race tightening big time
By Ken Lovett
The New York Daily News
September 15, 2014

Republican Attorney General candidate John Cahill's campaign sent donors a memo citing internal polling that shows the race against incumbent Democrat Eric Schneiderman tightening big time.
The poll "demonstrates John Cahill has a straightforward path to victory for Attorney General," according to the donor memo, a copy of which was passed along by someone who received it.
 
Overall, the poll finds Schneiderman leading Cahill by a 36.8% to 29.7% margin, a far smaller percentage than public opinion polls have found, the memo says. But the Cahill camp said the Schneiderman lead is dropping quickly. They also say it's not uncommon for Republican to trail before coming on to win at the end. The memo cites Michael Bloomberg, who trailed Mark Green by 26% in 2001, and George Pataki, who was losing early to then Gov. Mario Cuomo in 1994.
 
The poll of 600 voters conducted last week by In The Field Research found that just 20.7% of voters say they definitely want to reelect Schneiderman, regardless of who runs against him.  
 
"Eric Schneiderman is exceptionally vulnerable," the memo says.
 
The Cahill camp would not release the full poll or the cross tabs when asked by the Daily News. Under state election law, a campaign is required to disclose information relating to polls that are  "published or otherwise publicly disclosed by a candidate, political party or committee."
 
In denying the request, a Cahill spokesman said the poll was "shared with donors...not with press."
 
The Cahill campaign memo says that the early ads Cahill put up on TV are working, despite Schneiderman's camp having called their early release a sign of desperation. Cahill's campaign contends that among those who have seen the ads, Cahill leads Schneiderman by a 45.5% to 21.6%, with 33.3% undecided.
 
The poll also shows that among voters who say they always go to the polls, Cahill, Pataki's former chief of staffi, leads by a slim 36.1% to 33.6% margin, with 30.3% undecided, the memo says.
 
And the poll found that while voters hold a 17% to 10.7% favorable-to-unfavorable opinion of Schneiderman, the bulk of the electorate either doesn't know him or have no opinion of him.

Keep reading here.
 
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On Tuesday, September 16, 2014 3:05 PM, Chris Covucci wrote:
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Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor 
For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 16, 2014
Contact: Chris Covucci - (845) 309-2654
Where Does Cuomo Stand on Democrat Bill That Would Allow Illegal Immigrants to Vote?
East Fishkill, NY - (9/16/14) - Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) is asking Governor Cuomo to take a stand on Democrat legislation to allow illegal immigrants to vote and run for office in New York. On August 19th Lalor wrote to Cuomo asking his position and on illegal immigration issues A month later, Cuomo has still not responded. 

"Governor Cuomo can't run away from this issue," said Lalor. "His party has introduced legislation in the Assembly and State Senate that would allow illegal immigrants to vote in New York elections, run for state office, and receive Medicaid and other public benefits. The governor cut a deal and is campaigning for Senate Democrats to regain a majority. New Yorkers should know whether he also stands with his fellow Democrats in supporting this extremist legislation. Do you want to let illegal immigrants vote, Governor Cuomo? You can't stay silent on this."

Lalor continued, "Illegal immigrants skipped the line and are cheating the system. There are millions of legal immigrants who followed all of the rules to come to this great country. It wasn't easy for them to do that. There are millions more in other countries waiting on line to immigrate here legally. They want to do the right thing and play by the rules. What are New York Democrats saying to them? What does it say to legal immigrants who had to struggle to come here and become citizens when Cuomo's friends want to reward illegal immigrants with voting rights and public benefits? It's an insult to legal immigrants and it's an insult to those waiting to legally immigrate."

"Cuomo said recently and infamously that debates can be a disservice to democracy. Is there a bigger disservice to democracy to reward people in this country illegally with the right to vote, the quintessential right of a citizen in a democracy? Ironically, Cuomo's refusal to debate his Democrat primary opponent has allowed him to avoid taking a position on this issue," said Lalor.

"As a leader, Governor Cuomo should take a stand," Lalor finished. "Democrat legislative leaders haven't rejected the bill. Will Cuomo reject it?"
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On Wednesday, September 17, 2014 1:15 PM, Koetz for State Assembly wrote:


Koetz Files JCOPE Complaint Against Sheldon Silver
Koetz Files Citizen Complaint Against Silver
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Assembly Candidate Files Citizen Complaint Against
Sheldon Silver

Maureen Koetz (R) Requests Investigation of
Public Law Violations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York, NY [September 17,  2014]:  Maureen Koetz, the Republican candidate for State Assembly against Sheldon Silver in Lower Manhattan today filed a complaint with the Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) requesting an investigation of the sitting Speaker for multiple potential violations of Section 74 of the Public Officers Law.

“For years, Sheldon Silver has been at the crux of illegal activities that have included sexual harassment, insurance scams, costly tax exemptions, conflicted employment, and pay-to-play donations,” Koetz explained.  Noting the December 2013 preliminary report by the Moreland Commission that described “an epidemic of public corruption,”  Koetz said “It’s time to take a clear, hard look directly at the long-time leader of ‘Corruption Incorporated’ in Albany and his role in these outrageous abuses of public trust.”

The complaint requests inquiry into four areas: conflict of interest surrounding Silver’s employment and income; improper influence and suspicion of violation of trust arising from Silver’s relationship and connection with the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, Inc. and its CEO, William Rapfogel; the securing of unwarranted privileges and exemptions by the coverup of sexual harassment claims against former Assembly Housing Committee Chair Vito Lopez and related patterns of granting property tax abatements to political donors and friends; and questions raised as to an ongoing pattern of violations of ethical rules when the allegations are viewed together and taken in their totality.

Koetz, a former Federal executive, is challenging Silver in the November election for the 65th Assembly District.   She has the endorsement of the Women’s Campaign Fund and is the organization’s only designated ”Gamechanger” running in New York.

The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics investigates potential violations of the state's ethics laws (Public Officers Law §§73, 73-a, and 74), the "Little Hatch Act" (Civil Service Law §107), and the Lobbying Act (Legislative Law article 1-a) as they apply to state legislators, candidates for the Legislature and legislative employees, as well as the four statewide elected officials, candidates for those offices, executive branch state employees, certain political party chairs, and lobbyists and their clients.

The entire filed complaint will be available at www.Koetz2014.com

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