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OP/ED REACTION: Joe Biden And Paul Ryan Debate - The Hamptons, The 1% That Helps The 99%

by Douglas MacKaye Harrington
Politics - So what are we all thinking in the Hamptons about the Joe Biden and Paul Ryan Vice-Presidential Debate? For most of us, we are indeed part of the 1% that has been a central point of the conversation, yet in the Hamptons, our 1% has always supported the 99%!


Southampton Town Supervisor Holds Early Political Fundraiser

by Douglas MacKaye Harrington
Politics - Although she will not be up for re-election until next year, Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst held a meet and greet fundraiser at the Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton on Thursday


Bishop Demands Permanent End To Outsourcing Training Programs

Politics - Congressmen Tim Bishop (D-NY) and Walter Jones (R-NC) have demanded that the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) immediately suspend a program to train workers in the Philippines for jobs in English-speaking call centers.


Thiele Announces Millions For Coastal Erosion Projects On South Fork

Politics - Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. announced $66,800,000 of NY Works project funding has been allocated to help address some of those most important and critical coastal erosion projects on the South Fork.


Bishop Statement On 25th Consecutive Month Of Private Sector Job Growth

Politics - The addition of 120,000 jobs to America's economy in March marks the 25 straight month of increased private sector employment.


LaValle: New On-Time Budget Funds Road, Dredging, And Sewer Projects First Senatorial District

Politics - New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle said that the just passed New York State Budget includes funding for transportation, dredging and other projects in the First Senatorial District.


Legislator Schnedierman Expands Gabreski Airport Conservation And Assessment Committee

Politics - The Suffolk County Legislature unanimously approved Resolution 214-2012, A Local Law to establish the Gabreski Airport Conservation and Assessment Committee to create a prominent community-based panel that reviews proposed leases and licenses at Gabreski Airport and makes recommendations.


Bishop, Grimm Announce Bipartisan Bill To Fight Outsourcing Of Call Center Jobs

Politics - Congressman Tim Bishop announced that his bipartisan bill to bar American companies that outsource call center jobs from receiving federal grants and loans has topped 100 co-sponsors.


Thiele Applauds Mandate Relief For Local Governments In State Budget

by Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr.
Politics - A major factor in the East End sky-high property taxes is unfunded mandates from the State. Local governments are forced to pay certain costs, and those costs show up in our property tax bills. It's a real problem."


Thiele Helps Provide Relief For Local Governments

by Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr.
Politics - In an effort to save local governments money, I supported a measure in the final 2012-2013 State Budget that will allow County Clerks to share in the fees collected online from State Department of Motor Vehicles transactions.


Bishop Receives Over 7,000 Calls At Town Hall Meeting

Politics - This week, Congressman Tim Bishop held a public Tele-Town Hall on the federal budget and the economy that was joined by 7,488 residents of the First Congressional District.


Bishop Introduces Senate Transportation Bill In House

Politics - Led by Congressman Tim Bishop, senior Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee joined with more than 80 Members of the House of Representatives to introduce the bipartisan job-creating transportation bill that passed the Senate last week.


GOP Budget Doubles Down On Ending Medicare Guarantee - Proposes Tax Break For Outsourcing

Politics - Congressman Tim Bishop announced his strong opposition to the Republican Budget plan passed in the Budget Committee last night that doubles down on last year's proposal to expand tax breaks for special interests at the expense of seniors.


Assembly Passes Legislation To Move State Primary Election

Politics - State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) announced Assembly passage of legislation establishing the fourth Tuesday in June as New York's primary election day for both federal and state offices.


Bishop Spearheads Bipartisan Alliance For Port Dredging

Politics - Fighting to protect American jobs and ports, Congressmen Tim Bishop (D, NY-01) and Jeff Landry (R, LA-03) led a bipartisan coalition of 72 House Members calling for increased port dredging.


Senate Enacts 2012-2013 Budget Resolution

Politics - The New York State Senate acted on its 2012-2013 Senate Budget resolution that controls state spending, avoids new taxes, fees and unfunded mandates and helps create new jobs.


Suffolk's Budget Crisis: Whose Fault Is It Anyway?

by Jay Schneiderman
Politics - "News of Suffolk's looming $500 million deficit came as little surprise to anyone who has been watching County government over the past few years."


Bishop, Bellone, Construction Advocates: Fix Aging Infrastructure

Politics - Congressman Tim Bishop was joined by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Long Island Contractors' Association President Marc Herbst to call for a bipartisan, long-term plan to fix America's aging infrastructure, including the deteriorating Horseblock Road Bridge over the LIRR's Montauk Line.


Bishop Cites Solid Long Island, U.S. Job Growth In Push For Bipartisan Action On Economy

Politics - Congressman Tim Bishop said the upward revision in New York State's employment report for 2011 and a solid national employment report for February are signs of progress that should encourage more bipartisan efforts to help the economy grow.


Legislator Schneiderman Issued Warning One Year Ago Of Impending Fiscal Crisis

Politics - Legislator Jay Schneiderman said this week that the news of the County's looming budget deficit was not news to him. Schneiderman reminded that one year ago he issued a stern warning about the county budget.


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