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On Feb. 27, number of Democratic elected officials joined members of the public in support of the Immigration Protection Act.
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County adds provisions to proposed immigration law

The Westchester County Legislature’s Democratic Caucus has added new provisions to its recently proposed Immigration Protection Act, which sets forth a policy on immigration enforcement, in an effort to strengthen the language in the bill. On Feb. 8, Democrats first introduced the proposed legislation, which aims to prevent Westchester County […]

Astorino: ‘We will not be silent on travel ban’
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Astorino: ‘We will not be silent on travel ban’

Amidst a nationwide debate about a policy on immigration, President Donald Trump’s recently blocked travel ban on seven predominantly Muslim nations has captured the interest of top elected officials in Westchester. On Feb. 10, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, a Republican, appeared before a crowd of nearly 200 Muslim-Americans at […]

State approves anti-corruption bill
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State approves anti-corruption bill

State officials have taken a big step in the fight against public corruption, as the Legislature has approved a proposal to enact a constitutional amendment that would strip taxpayer-funded pensions from state and local leaders who commit felonies in connection with their office. The pension forfeiture proposal will be on […]

James Johnson, the former federal court-appointed monitor who oversaw Westchester County’s adherence to a 2009 affordable housing settlement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, will run for New Jersey’s Democratic nominee for governor in 2017. Photo courtesy jimjohnson4governor.com
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Former HUD monitor to run for NJ governor

The housing monitor who was appointed to oversee Westchester County’s compliance with a 2009 affordable housing settlement before resigning in August 2016 will run in New Jersey’s Democratic primary this year, seeking the nomination to run for governor in November. James Johnson, a former federal prosecutor who also served in […]

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Scarpino prevails in Westchester DA race

Democrat Anthony Scarpino will be taking over the office of Westchester County district attorney after a decisive victory against Republican Bruce Bendish on Tuesday. As polling results flowed into election headquarters at The Coliseum in White Plains, Scarpino held an impressive early lead, ultimately capturing 70 percent of the nearly […]