GOP health care changes could impact Long Islanders’ coverage

WOODBURY – The replacement of the Affordable Care Act could impact many Long Islanders.

Susana Armentia, a community organizer in Glen Cove, says she relies on Medicaid for health insurance. Republicans want to stop enrollment in a Medicaid expansion program as of 2020. People like Armentia make too much money for regular Medicaid but not enough to pay for coverage on their own […] Continue Reading…

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Groups Applaud Governor Cuomo on Commitment to Offshore Wind

Long Island, NY – January 10, 2017 – In the most recent of the six State of the State addresses scheduled throughout the week, Governor Cuomo announced to a Long Island audience today that New York is committed to building 2,400 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind power by 2030 – enough to power 1.25 million homes. The Governor also pledged his support for New York’s first, and the nation’s largest, offshore wind project  off the east end of Long Island […] Continue Reading…

Commuters Sign On, Big Time, To Third-Track Plan

Governor Andrew Cuomo has a lot of company on his ride along Long Island Rail Road’s “third track.”

One day after the governor reiterated his commitment to the long-debated LIRR expansion project in a state-of-the-state address as Farmingdale State College, the Right Track for Long Island Coalition – a partnership of major organizations, institutions, businesses and individuals stumping for the railroad expansion plan – has released a pro-third track petition signed by more than 4,500 LIRR commuters […] Continue Reading…

On the road: A 2016 political diary

When Republicans lose an election, they simply continue in attack mode. When Democrats lose an election, we are supposed to do soul-searching. To me, this angst is yet another political double standard.
Tonight, I attend a meeting sponsored by the Bellmore-Merrick Democratic Club which will spotlight the usual election post-mortem and look towards the future. How do you win a presidential election? You start with the basics. So here I am, listening to our local talent and observing […] Continue Reading…

Trump may keep popular health care law rules

WOODBURY – After making repealing the Affordable Care Act one of the top priorities of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump said Friday that he was open to keeping parts of the law intact.

In an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes” that will air on Sunday, President-elect Trump says he does not intend to replace every aspect of his predecessor’s signature health care law […] Continue Reading…