The idea that New York City Democrats would choose a Speaker from 250 miles away was absurd.
All that butt kissing of Sheldon Silver, and so little to show for it. So sad, but Joey couldn't even deliver the mayor's office in Rochester, so maybe he was always a paper tiger.
Would neighborhood schools help?
Poor little Joe.
Number 16 will be forgotten and buried under the East-U of R snow plow. Virtually anything not mandated will likely be eliminated or cut back-the arts, sports , extra literacy teachers-bye, bye.
The government won't allow me to store radioactive waste in my backyard. If only I could, I'd be able to make millions in storage fees charged to utility companies looking to get rid of used reactor rods.
Representative Reed, where's my government handout?
The members of the NY legislature are allowed to miss work for sick days and snow days, but the entire NY Assembly session was cancelled for Sheldon Silver's Arrest Day. I hope the legislators don't expect to be paid for that time off. And as the work of the Assembly needs to get done, Sheldon Silver needs to resign as speaker so that there are no further interruptions. Yes, he is innocent until proven guilty, blah, blah, blah but the whole state can't be put on hold while Silver deals with his problems. He can remain in the Assembly until he is cleared or convicted.
Now would be a great time to enact real anti-corruption legislation. I don't mean passing Cuomo's ridiculous plan to use taxpayer funds for political campaigns; there is no evidence that this would end corruption and there have been no NY political scandals attributed to campaign contributions. NY needs to enact term limits, pass legislation to allow voter recall of office holders and enact criminal and financial background checks of political candidates. It would also be a good time to eliminate the 'three men in a room' budget farce.
The school board needs to also look at the neighborhoods in the north east that will be losing three (THREE!) schools: #6, #22, and #36 are all recommended for closing, leaving a major hole in the community. No. 6 is being used for swing space, but will ultimately close. School 22 will relocate blocks east to Franklin (permanently) leaving a vacant building on Zimbrich Street, and School 36, the oldest school building in the district is recommended for closing in the last report that I saw. And, while newly updated or newly built schools may be helpful to students and teachers, the administration and management of the building and the engagement of all staff and parents are better determinants of a successful school than the architecture or age of the building.
Attention teachers: please post what really goes on in our schools. We need to start getting real conversations going. We can't wait for the union, or the media to expose the truth. This is not a fit for tat. There is no vehicle that is getting real, authentic info out to our community.
The principals do not want their schools to look unsafe so they report nothing. Pay attention, that wasn't complex reading folks. Now let's see if any journalist in this city do a watch dog report about that?
Jim Sheppard knows the City of Rochester very, very well indeed. Jim would be a welcome addition to City Council. He is "straight-up" and a "stand-up" person with a great sense of humor. His training in criminal justice and his tenure as Rochester Police Chief will go a long way in helping to turn around the City Of Rochester and make it a better place to live and work..
Craig Robert Moffitt
Clerk Cheryl Dinolfo will make a great County Executive if she stands by her promise of eliminating Land Development Corporations ( LDC'S); and, if she starts talking in a very serious manner concerning COMIDA Tax Breaks and their impact on the area... Go for it Cheryl...and when you do get elected make us proud again and find as many ways as possible to work with the City of Rochester in teamwork and financial support. Collective team work should work both ways too. So I would ask that Lovely Warren and City Council do the same by working with the County of Monroe.
Craig Robert Moffitt
Sweet baby Jesus save us
Primaries are healthy. It allows the people to choose their party's candidate, not the leaders of districts who do not reflect the make up of the area they claim to represent.
Like the Northwest Democrats.
Breaking News from the Rochester D&C today on Joe Morelle's boss: "New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who has been one of the most powerful men in Albany for more than two decades, was arrested Thursday. FBI spokesman Peter Donald confirmed the 70-year-old Silver was taken into custody around 8 a.m. at FBI headquarters, 26 Federal Plaza, in New York City." Silver was arrested on federal corruption charges for failing to report payments from a New York City law firm.
Comeback?? Who knew or even cared she was gone? Do we really need another career politico as a representative? How about just someone who cares about their community?
I don't why Democrats even blink an eye at the Doorley defection....obviously they are better off without an imposter in the ranks.
Great news! Sheppard always seemed like a top-notch individual, and I was disappointed that he was (by most accounts) forced out of his job as police chief by the Warren administration.
It does not surprise me , at all , that Rich Funke would be chosen to give a response to the "State of the State". He may be the best public speaker on the bench. So ... looks like NYS is headed in the same direction as Congress. Same old ... same old bickering and fighting without positive results that serve the people and not our elected leaders.
WILL THIS EVER CHANGE IN NYS ?
Craig R. Moffitt
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