Those Who Fail To Learn From History Are Doomed To Repeat It

” Those Who Fail to Learn from History are DOOMED TO REPEAT IT” By Legislator Lon Hofstein Minority Leader – Rockland County Legislature Just a few short years ago, this county was on the verge of financial ruin. A new administration at the County Executive...
Posted On Dec 18 2016

Facts & Truth vs. Politics as Usual – The 2016 Budget Process

Friends, Most of you know my administration has charted a new course for Rockland County, one guided by simple, common sense principles. Our core priorities include stabilizing Rockland’s finances, promoting economic growth and preserving the County for future generations....
Posted On Nov 29 2015

County Executive Day Unveils Proposed 2016 County Budget

County Executive Ed Day spoke at the Nanuet Library this morning at 11:00 a.m. and outlined the budget he will present to the County Legislature for its adoption as the county’s 2016 fiscal plan. The budget calls for a $42.6 million reduction over last year’s from...

Legislative Cassandras And The County Executive Apollo

According to legend, Cassandra was considered insane. Her perceived insanity was the result of being cursed by the god Apollo for refusing him her favors. A common version of the story is that Apollo gave Cassandra the power of prophecy in order to have her ‘body’,...

Give Us Your Money Or Give Us Your House!

┬áCONTRIBUTE OR FACE FORECLOSURE Letter to Editor of Rockland Voice From Charles Clewsow Dear Editor: Recently, Jim Flynn wrote an excellent ‘Letter to the Editor’ regarding the inaccurately named “Contract Agencies”, the subject of great controversy in the...

Facts And Fiction About Rockland County’s Budget

Letter to the Editor of Rockland Voice From: Jim Flynn – Nanuet, New York ‘The Contracts and the Sheriff’ After the proposed 2015 Rockland County budget was presented to the Legislature by County Executive Day, the public was bombarded with...

A Weed By Any Other Name?

One horticultural definition of a ‘weed‘ refers to it as being a ‘misplaced plant‘. Weeds grow faster among the plants whose survival is desired. Those of us who are gardeners know that periodically weeds must be uprooted and the flowers of our garden must...

The Anemone Report On The Operations of Sheriff Falco’s Police Division

Much has been reported on just what exactly Louis R. Anemone (Anemone Consulting, Inc.) said in the report that was used by County Executive Ed Day in his proposed budget to cut 37 officers from the Sheriff’s patrol. If you would like to download the eighteen page report...

Amend Deficit Reduction Act To Restore Funding For Poor And Hungry

I imagine County Executive Day was totally surprised, after completing his 2015 Rockland County Proposed Budget, when a new legal opinion stated an additional $10 million must be set aside to comply with the Rockland County Deficit Reduction Act. He then proposed elimination of...

The Poor Versus The Privileged – Rockland County’s Budget Problem

  The financial needs of the charitable organizations in Rockland County were explained to the County Legislature last night by representatives from organizations as diverse as Hospice and the Arts Council. Illustrative of the decisions facing our elected officials is the...
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