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Women’s Equality Laws Working to End Domestic Violence

Throughout October, you may see people donning purple ribbons to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Although this is a delicate topic from which many of us shy away, it is important to discuss, and it was something we discussed at length...

October 6, 2015
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Butler: Governor, If You Want To Reform Common Core, Start With A New Team

“I absolutely agree with reviewing our educational standards, especially in relation to Common Core; however, I am disappointed that the governor opted to appoint many of the same individuals who developed our state’s original Common Core standards...

September 29, 2015
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Medicaid Waste and Fraud Still Need Attention

I recently read about a $232,000 Medicaid prescription fraud committed by Davis “Ethical” Pharmacy on Long Island that was uncovered during an audit by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office. There is nothing ethical about Medicaid fraud. Medicaid...

September 25, 2015
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Encouraging Youth Participation in Outdoor and Shooting Sports

One of the great things about living in this region is that we can instill in our children a love of outdoor and shooting sports. These heritage sports have a long history and tradition in our region. We boast some of the most beautiful and abundant...

September 17, 2015
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Residents Leaving For States With Better Opportunities, Tax Rates

In 2013, IRS data showed that nearly 115,000 New York taxpayers left for other states. That is more than twice as many as Illinois, the second state on the list. The data indicates people are leaving states like New York for southern states that are...

September 11, 2015
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