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03/26/19 12:00pm

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A bill to ensure equal access to quality health care for women has passed the New York State Legislature and is awaiting Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signature. The aim of the legislation is to reduce maternal mortality, said Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor), who co-sponsored the bill. (more…)

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02/19/19 4:30pm

COURTESY IMAGE Some aid to municipalities have been cut in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget.

Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) is not a happy man today after perusing the February 14 draft of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year.

But the legislator has vowed to continue his efforts to try to restore Aid and Incentives to Municipalities (AIM) that would affect all 13 towns and 88 of 94 villages on Long Island. (more…)

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01/25/19 8:00am

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A federal judge in New York has blocked the Trump administration from inquiring about citizenship on the 2020 Census. Last March,U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the decision, claiming the data was requested by the Justice Department in order to protect voters from discrimination. (more…)