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Harry Reid wants to kill the filibuster on SCOTUS nominees — he should be ignored

Who will become America’s 45th president? We still have a little less than two weeks before we’ll know the answer to that question, but election forecasters are damn near unanimous on this point: Hillary Clinton will beat Donald Trump handily, and it could be a landslide the likes of which we haven’t seen since 1996. 639 more words

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Meet the Libertarian Senate Candidate for New York

With two weeks to go, this might come as a shock to some of you – but the Trump-Clinton showdown is actually not the only New York election happening on November 8. 81 more words

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Schumer-Poloncarz deal sparks outrage among East Side activists

Senator Chuck Schumer and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced today that $17 million in economic development funding will be made available for Western New York, following the resolution of a longstanding disagreement between the County and two federal agencies: the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA).  746 more words

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Washington Update V

Issue five of our weekly update from Washington, designed to keep NACBA members informed about any significant and relevant activity on the part of Congress, regulatory agencies and interest groups/think tanks. 402 more words


Lawmakers call for New York, New Jersey rail improvements to move full speed ahead

PENN STATION, Manhattan — Federal officials say that progress is being made on the plans to build new rail tunnels under the Hudson River.

Lawmakers from New York and New Jersey told reporters Friday morning that the project is now part of a process that will allow for quicker environmental review and that the project is eligible for federal grants and financing. 93 more words


Schumer: 911 call centers vulnerable to cyber attacks

ALBANY, N.Y. — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says the federal government must do more to protect 911 call centers from cyberattacks.

The New York Democrat says many 911 centers use outdated technology that is vulnerable to terrorists or hackers who could overwhelm the system, preventing 911 dispatchers from responding to actual emergency calls. 72 more words


Sen. Schumer calling for NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament to be held at Times Union Center

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer is calling for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to hold the 2017 Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Times Union Center in Albany. 125 more words