State and National News

If you visit any New York State Parks between now and 2019, you may want to think twice about letting your kids use the drinking fountains.

Cuomo, State Parks fight EPA order to close Sewage Cesspools, Endangering Public Health

State and National News January 6, 2017 at 12:02 am

Finally, something is being done about the stench coming from Albany, and we’re not talking about the recent indictments of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top aides. Six years after Cuomo and his NYS Parks commissioner Rose Harvey came into office, 54 large capacity cesspools (LCCs) containing human filth, among 16 NewRead More

What I want done in New York State

What I want done in New York State

State and National News November 17, 2016 at 3:59 am

By Mickey Mouse (ed. note: The following was sent to us by a reader. The content seemed worthy of publication even if we have some doubt whether it was written by someone actually named Mickey Mouse.) I am a frequent reader of the Reporter and think it is the leadingRead More

State Assembly districts gerrymandered downstate to hold fewer Democrats, ergo, more districts.

Partisan gerrymandering maintains Incumbents, Subverts will of New York State voters

State and National News October 20, 2016 at 1:47 am

Democracy is on life-support in this country, especially in New York State, and here’s why.   Spending by super PACs, and in New York through the so-called LLC loophole, is an enormously corrupting influence on the integrity of our political system. Unlimited money flowing into campaigns, necessitating that public officialsRead More

The Right Side:  Trump and Clinton’s …Medical Records: LET’S SEE THEM!             
Is she too ill to be president or are rumors of her ill health a dishonest conspiracy to discredit her?

The Right Side:  Trump and Clinton’s …Medical Records: LET’S SEE THEM!             

State and National News August 24, 2016 at 9:03 pm

By J Gary DiLaura; Reportedly, Mr. Trump is in good health and Hillary maybe…not so much! So we the American people demand to see if the two candidates are physically and mentally fit to be president! The below  information is ALL OVER THE INTERNET but goes UNREPORTED by ABC, NBC,Read More

Pushing Daisies on Albany Agenda last week; Cuomo, State Lawmakers Boost Undertaker Bottom Line

Pushing Daisies on Albany Agenda last week; Cuomo, State Lawmakers Boost Undertaker Bottom Line

State and National News August 24, 2016 at 8:43 pm

New York State’s reputation as a socialist paradise that takes care of a multitude of free-loaders from cradle to grave, was recently extended to the great beyond for many of them, thanks to a bill recently signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Last Friday the governor announced that he had givenRead More

NY State Senate Wins Online Democracy Award for Website that Smells a lot like ‘Digital Franking’

NY State Senate Wins Online Democracy Award for Website that Smells a lot like ‘Digital Franking’

State and National News August 19, 2016 at 7:57 pm

By Frank Parlato The New York State Senate was recognized last week for having the “best legislative website in the country” by the National Conference of State Legislatures and, consequently, received the 2016 “Online Democracy Award,” according to a press release issued by the New York State Senate. The awardRead More

MMA Champ Mike Brown offers seminar; MMA safer than the Bloodsport days of Frank Dux

MMA Champ Mike Brown offers seminar; MMA safer than the Bloodsport days of Frank Dux

State and National News August 5, 2016 at 1:35 am

Former Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) featherweight champion, Michael Thomas “Mike” Brown will conduct a seminar on Thursday, Aug. 11, from 6:30-9:30 pm at Southtowns MMA, in Blasdell, NY. The seminar is open to athletes of all skill levels and ages. Admission is $50.  A picture and autograph session will followRead More

Donald Trump and Carl Paladino

Paladino Leads Trump Brigade

State and National News July 21, 2016 at 12:00 pm

The big political news this week, of course, was the nomination of New York billionaire Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president at the GOP convention in Cleveland. Prominent among the Trump supporters is Buffalo developer Carl Paladino, front and center in front of the podium at the headRead More

War Is The Health Of The State:  An Argument For  The Impeachment Of Obama And Hillary

War Is The Health Of The State: An Argument For The Impeachment Of Obama And Hillary

State and National News, Featured July 21, 2016 at 11:00 am

By Jim Ostrowski “War is the health of the state,” said Randolph Bourne.  “War is hell,” said General Sherman.  The war criminal Sherman was an expert in the subjects of hell and war.  When I was twelve, I attended my brother Mike’s graduation from St. Joe’s.  The year was 1970Read More

New York is expanding access to breast cancer screening by requiring hospitals to extend hours for mammograms and eliminating insurance costs for the procedure. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law at a ceremony on Long Island.

Governor Cuomo Says, “No Excuses – Get Your Breast Cancer Screening”

State and National News, Featured July 21, 2016 at 3:53 am

By Renae Kimble Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is now one of the greatest crusaders for breast cancer screening in the nation since the announcement in May 2015 that his longtime partner, Sandra Lee was diagnosed with breast cancer. The governor has initiated a statewide “Get Screened, No Excuses” campaign thatRead More

The Cargo Cultists are not any less rational than the Progressives’s Cult of the State...

The Cargo Cult of the State

State and National News, Featured July 14, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Jim Ostrowski We live in perilous times.  We do not know what is going to happen on any given day.  I am pretty good at predicting the future.  After all, before Ferguson, I predicted the rise of civil unrest in America due to racial tensions.  See, Progressivism, pages 17-18.  Alas,Read More

New York State Has the Highest Taxes in USA in 2016, Study Concludes

New York State Has the Highest Taxes in USA in 2016, Study Concludes

State and National News April 13, 2016 at 9:58 pm

With Tax Day here and with many Americans finding the current tax code too confusing to determine exactly how much their home states are actually taking from their income in taxes, the personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2016’s States with the Highest & Lowest Tax Burdens.Read More

The Great Lakes have the greatest concentration of fresh water in the world. How much should the cities in the Great Lakes region share with the rest of the world?

Great Lakes Water Withdrawal Scheme on Cuomo’s Desk

State and National News, Featured March 31, 2016 at 10:41 am

Later this month, and for the second time during his five years in office, Gov. Andrew Cuomo will make a decision that has enormous implications for the future of Western New York’s water resources. The Governor will either deny or support the application of the small city of Waukesha, Wisconsin,Read More

Cuomo’s Pledge To Remove Robert Moses Is A Job Half Done

State and National News March 24, 2016 at 12:04 am

Governor Andrew Cuomo deserves credit for his $40 million pledge – announced at the Niagara Falls Conference Center on Monday – to remove the portion of the Robert Moses Parkway that abuts the Niagara Gorge. In recent years activists have been aggressively organizing to remove the elevated highway that stretchesRead More

Cat Declawing Ban Gains Support Of Veterinarians Around The State

Cat Declawing Ban Gains Support Of Veterinarians Around The State

State and National News March 17, 2016 at 2:35 am

  A bill that would make New York the first state in the nation to ban cat declawing is now being championed by 115 veterinarians from across the state. Veterinary support for the bill is being organized by The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA) and The Paw Project. “DeclawingRead More

Campaign Contributions, Connections, Cronyism Drive State Parks Construction Frenzy

Campaign Contributions, Connections, Cronyism Drive State Parks Construction Frenzy

State and National News March 16, 2016 at 8:38 pm

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s overarching “NY Parks 2020: A 7-Point Vision for Transforming NYS Parks” plan purports to “renew the stewardship of our state parks system” by “modernizing and bringing state parks to 21st century standards.” We’ve taken a closer look at NY Parks 2020, and found it to have lessRead More

Will a road by any other name  still cause controversy here?

Will a road by any other name still cause controversy here?

News, State and National News March 9, 2016 at 10:32 pm

  While lawmakers representing Niagara County may lack the political will to remove the Robert Moses Parkway, the state Senate has recently taken the bull by the horns and moved to change the road’s name. Sen. Rob Ortt introduced a bill to rename the Robert Moses Parkway as the NiagaraRead More

Assemblywoman Wozniak admonished for pantless prodigies with male legislative aide

Assemblywoman Wozniak admonished for pantless prodigies with male legislative aide

State and National News March 9, 2016 at 9:41 pm

ALBANY — Following in the footsteps of her lusty predecessor, a vixenish but married assemblywoman from Cheektowaga is said to have exercised “incredibly poor judgment” by having a sordid sexual affair with her handsome male legislative aide. She has been admonished by the oxymoron-named New York State Assembly Ethics Committee.Read More

Long Marijuana Bud on Tall Cannabis Plant at Indoor Farm

Unkind, Bud

Community News, State and National News March 3, 2016 at 8:53 pm

New York’s Medical Marijuana Program is unfriendly to patients By Marc Gromis   After waiting almost two years for the rollout of New York’s medical marijuana program, many people who have sought to use medical cannabis to treat their ailments are finding that the so called “Compassionate Care Act” isRead More

Second Amendment Watch: Trump to Hilary: If guns don’t keep you safe, disarm your bodyguards!

Second Amendment Watch: Trump to Hilary: If guns don’t keep you safe, disarm your bodyguards!

State and National News February 28, 2016 at 11:42 pm

AS UPI and other news outlets report: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump challenged Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton to travel without armed bodyguards to prove that guns don’t keep people safe. “Hillary said that guns don’t keep you safe. If she really believes that she should demand that her heavily armed bodyguards quicklyRead More

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