‘Regressive, out-of-touch’ tampon tax eliminated with recent bill signing

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a new law that prohibits local and state sales taxes on feminine hygiene products. The bill (A.7555-a/S.7838) was sponsored by Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal and Sen. Sue Serino. The sponsors argued that New York state already exempts drugs and medicine, medical equipment and certain medical supplies from sales taxes and therefore…

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The Women’s March on Washington in New York woke up the city that never sleeps

Approximately 500,000 people joined the Women’s March on Washington in New York City on Saturday to protest President Donald Trump and his administration. Protesters traveled from all over the tri-state area to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza and marched their way to the police barricade on 5th avenue and 55th street, just a short distance from Trump…

Bernie Sanders endorses Zephyr Teachout at her New Paltz rally

Approximately 1,500 Ulster County residents and college students showed off their support for Zephyr Teachout during her Friday morning rally in New Paltz, New York. Special guest, ex-presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, endorsed Teachout at the rally. “I would not be here today if I were not deeply impressed with the person that Zephyr is and…

Why Brian Williams Shouldn’t Have A Job

Five months ago, the first thought associated with the name “Brian Williams” was “NBC Nightly News.” But now, an array of words all synonymous to “liar,” is the only thing that comes to mind. The once applauded news anchor is a little over halfway through his suspension, but plans to return to broadcast news once…