Wednesday, April 20, 2016

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1) Skelos Seat: Machine Candidate Loss Says it All: Pidot

2) Playland Public Hearing - Tonight, April 20th at 6:30PM

3)  Killian: Take Back "4/20" from Drug Culture

4) Westchester County Legislators Applaud Opening of New Family Court

5) NEWS: Maloney Announces Over $2.2 Million Investment in Orange County Head Start

6) NEWS: Maloney Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Combat Overprescribing of Opioids, Incentivize Anti-Abuse Technologies

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Jack Martins is Textbook Case of a
Albany Dealmaker Who Broke his Word to Voters"   

Long Island voters starkly rejected insider Albany politics Tuesday in electing former federal prosecutor Todd Kaminsky to the state senate over the handpicked Republican candidate of the Nassau County political machine, and that doesn't bode well for Albany insider State Senator Jack Martins, pro-term-limit Republican congressional candidate Philip "Flip" Pidot today said.

Mr. Pidot, a former corporate fraud investigator who is credited with blowing the lid off a massive national campaign finance scandal involving millions of dollars in illegal donations to politicians including then Sen. Hillary Clinton, Andrew Cuomo, Sen. Chuck Schumer, and many others, is running in the Republican primary against Mr. Martins in New York's third congressional district, now held by retiring Rep. Steve Israel.

"Republican voters have it with being double crossed by Albany politicians," Mr. Pidot said, "and nowhere was that more clear last night than in the NY-9 senate district where many Republicans failed to turn out for the machine candidate, or actually supported the Democrat in the race. The failure of Republicans in Albany to honor their campaign promises is perfectly personified in Mr. Martins who time and again has broken his word for political expediency. There's a reason why Mr. Martins was ranked the most liberal Republican in the senate by the State Conservative Party last year; he blows with the wind when it benefits him politically."

Earlier this month, Mr. Martins, the State Senate Labor Committee Chairman, broke his word to protect beleaguered small businesses on Long Island by voting for Governor Andrew Cuomo's $15 minimum wage -- a 70% hike -- after specifically saying it would hurt businesses and job growth.

In an interview earlier this year, Mr. Martins said, among other things,
You can't increase the minimum wage and kill your small businesses." And then he voted for it, reportedly in a deal cut with Governor Cuomo and a major New York labor union involving the NY-9 seat vacated by convicted former Republican Majority Leader Dean Skelos. According to reports, Mr. Cuomo agreed not to campaign on behalf of Mr. Kaminsky, the Democrat in the race, and SEIU 1199, one of the most left-leaning unions in America, outright backed Republican Chris McGrath in his losing race.

The dramatic minimum wage increase will cost New Yorkers between 200,000 and 500,000 jobs, according to one expert estimate.

Philip "Flip" Pidot, is a Glen Cove father of three and a passionate proponent for federal tax reform, term limits, and audits of federal waste. He has pledged to impose term limits on himself in Congress and will introduce legislation to
replace pensions for members of Congress with 401-k-type plans, like many
regular Americans have, if elected. Mr. Pidot believes that defined benefit
public pensions encourage politicians -- at every level of government -- to
remain in office as long as possible.  

Mr. Pidot, who holds a B. A. from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Virginia, began his career in fraud investigation in the late 1990s, working on high-profile corporate fraud cases of the time and achieving the designation of Certified Fraud Examiner. He published a nationally-respected investigative blog for nearly a decade that included a months-long financial investigation into Hillary Clinton campaign bundler Norman Hsu, ultimately identifying millions of dollars in Ponzi scheme proceeds that the convicted fugitive had illegally steered not only to Clinton, but to dozens of federal and New York State elected officials, most of whom were eventually shamed into returning the illicit funds.
Pidot's findings were covered by
The Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, San Francisco Examiner, Sunlight Foundation, and Michelle Malkin's #1 bestseller Culture of Corruption. He is a frequent political guest on Fox News "The Strategy Room" and has also appeared on Fox Business Network and Bloomberg TV as an economic and market analyst. Mr. Pidot is  a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.
Last year, Mr. Pidot helped launch the local political reform movement Glen Cove United, which seeks to implement sorely lacking transparency and accountability into local government and to replace entrenched machine politicians with reform-minded citizens and civic leaders. He serves on the Board of Regents of Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola and is a steering committee member of the Committee for a Sustainable Waterfront.NY-3 includes parts of Suffolk, Nassau, and Queens counties.


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On Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:02 PM, Catherine Borgia wrote:
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
There has been a lot in the news about the future of Playland and I wanted to inform you of an important opportunity to have your voice heard as a part of the process.
The Westchester County Board of Legislators will hold a hearing for the public tonight, April 20th at 6:30PM in the BOL Chambers. (148 Martine Ave., White Plains, 8th floor)
All documents relating to the Playland Management Agreement and video of previous meetings can be viewed on the Board of Legislators website at:
Please forward this to anyone that you think may also be concerned about Playland’s future.
If you would like to submit comments in writing, please e-mail them to  If you have any questions about either of these events, please don’t hesitate to call my office at (914) 995-2812.
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For Immediate Release: April 18, 2016
Contact: Matt Richter, BOL Communications Director
Westchester County Legislators Applaud Opening of New Family Court
The new Yonkers Family Court Facility is open at 131 Warburton Avenue in Yonkers.  The Board of Legislators approved the plan for the new facility in September of 2015.  The new court which is located approximately half a mile from the old court vastly improves the safety and efficiency of the Yonkers Family Court operations.  The move will save County taxpayers $14 million in operating costs compared to the previous facility over the course of 20 years.
Legislator MaryJane Shimsky Is Chair of the BOL’s Infrastructure Committee which reviewed and made significant improvements to the new Family Court Plans.  Shimsky said, “I am very happy, and very much relieved, that the new Yonkers Family Court is now a reality.  It has been several years since Board members toured the old facility and saw firsthand the awful and downright dangerous conditions there.  After years of advocacy by the legislators chairing the committees overseeing County infrastructure (including Bill Ryan and Catherine Borgia as well as myself), we received a plan for the new facility from the County Executive’s office.  The Infrastructure Committee, and other legislators (including Gordon Burrows, who as a Family Court attorney has practiced in the old building) suggested modifications for maintaining order and security in the new facility – all of which were agreed to by the Office of Court Administration and the County Executive’s Office.  I will now rest easier, knowing that our residents who use or work in the Court will have a proper facility to carry out their essential work.”
Legislator Gordon Burrows represents Yonkers and is a practicing attorney who frequently appears in Yonkers Family Court.  “I am glad that this facility is finally opened.  I and my colleagues on the BOL have been advocating for this new facility for several years.”  Burrows added, “People who are involved in Family Court are typically experiencing some of the most painful and stressful circumstances of their lives.  As a Legislator and as an attorney with clients in the Family Court system, I am glad to know that our work has improved both the physical security as well as psychological stress that these families are experiencing.”

April 18, 2016
CONTACT: Caitlin Girouard, 202-225-5441
Maloney Announces Over $2.2 Million Investment in Orange County Head Start
Totals More Than $5 Million for Head Start in Orange County 
Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced more than $2.2 million in federal funding for Head Start of Eastern Orange County, Inc. This investment will support Early Learning and Head Start programs that provide education and development services for low-income children. Since joining Congress, Rep. Maloney has secured more than $5 million in federal Health and Human Services (HHS) investments for Head Start programs in Orange County alone.
“As a father of three kids, I understand the importance, and the cost, of laying a strong academic foundation for our children - it's the single most important investment we can make,” said Rep. Maloney. “Kids who participate in Head Start and other early childhood programs are more prepared for the future than kids who don’t, and this federal investment will ensure more of our children have the tools they need to succeed." 
“Educating our children is one of the best ways we have to break the cycle of poverty,” said Ann Pagliaro, Executive Director of Head Start of Eastern Orange County. “We rely on federal investments to continue providing early childhood education and health services to children in need. We thank Representative Maloney  for his continued support of our work on behalf of children and families in Orange County.”
This federal investment builds upon previous awards that Maloney secured for Head Start programs in Orange County. In February, Rep. Maloney announced that his office secured a $1.7 million grant for the Regional Economic Community Action Program (RECAP), which totals over $3 million secured in the past two years for RECAP. Since joining Congress, Rep. Maloney has secured a total of over $5 million for Head Start programs in Orange County.  Together, these awards will continue to provide families across the Hudson Valley with the resources needed to provide education and development services for children and families. 
Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide comprehensive child development programs for children from birth to age 5, pregnant women, and families. The programs focus on preparing children for school. Head Start of Eastern Orange County is a non-profit organization which provides education to more than 300 children in the Hudson Valley and employs more than 40 full-time staff. Their mission is to provide the highest quality program to meet the health, education, and social supports of children and families so that they can be successful in school and in life.

April 20, 2016
CONTACT: Caitlin Girouard, 202-225-5441
Maloney Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Combat Overprescribing of Opioids, Incentivize Anti-Abuse Technologies
Washington – As part of his comprehensive strategy to combat the opioid epidemic in the Hudson Valley, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) introduced legislation to cut down on opioid abuse by improving education for prescribing physicians and encouraging the pharmaceutical industry to include anti-abuse properties in new medications. The Opioid Review Modernization Act would ensure that drug companies seeking Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for medications that fail to use abuse-deterrent technologies, like extended-release capsules, would be required to obtain additional levels of expert approval. In addition, it would create a strategy for educating our doctors on the potential harms in overprescribing opioids.
“No single strategy can solve this problem - we need a comprehensive approach that builds on proven methods and innovative solutions to end the overprescribing of opioids, get drugs off our streets, and expand prevention and treatment efforts,” said Rep. Maloney. “This bipartisan legislation is another tool in our tool belt to combat the opioid epidemic by providing incentives for pharmaceutical companies to use anti-abuse technologies and create a plan to educate our well-meaning doctors about the potential dangers of prescription opioids.”
The Opioid Review Modernization Act would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to establish an advisory committee to evaluate new drugs which do not contain abuse-deterrent properties. The committee would also solicit outside input and provide a period for public comments. If pharmaceutical producers choose to include abuse-deterrent components in new medicines, they would have the option to bypass the committee. This process would incentivize the use of abuse-deterrent technology in new medication by offering an expedited path to approval. The bill would also require the FDA to develop a suggested curriculum for doctors who prescribe opioids as part of the agency’s Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS). Currently, no comprehensive strategy exists to ensure all doctors are aware of the potential for abuse inherent in opioid-based medication. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ-7) is an original co-sponsor.
Last month Rep. Maloney introduced another bill to combat the opioid epidemic, the Keeping Communities Safe Through Treatment Act would provide law enforcement with the option to divert low-level drug offenders directly to treatment instead of booking them and sending them through the criminal justice system. In early April, law enforcement personnel from throughout the Hudson Valley joined Rep. Maloney to call for passage of the bill. Last week, the Orange County Legislature passed a resolution supporting the bill and calling on Congress to take action. Earlier this year, Rep. Maloney held a telephone town hall on the heroin and opioid epidemic with over 21,000 Hudson Valley residents.


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The Brighton Beat plays horn- and percussion-driven Afrobeat, Jazz and Funk. A 10-piece band, BB's inspired rhythms and powerful horn section keeps the crowd dancing and engaged with innovative and creative grooves. Heavily influenced by Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, but in no way traditional, the group creates grooves reminiscent of Herbie Hancock, at times reaching the unbridled expression of Miles Davis and Freddie Hubbard. 
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JP Patrick & the Magnificent 7
Guitarists Johnny Feds & Mike Murphy
 Chris Burke, keys; Paul Undersinger, drums; Dave McDowell, sax & Paul Biz, bass.
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