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Jon Craig

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Pleasantville native Jon Craig is special editor for the Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Dutchess Daily Voice sites.Jon graduated from Cornell University and received his master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He's worked as a reporter for daily newspapers in New York and Ohio and as managing editor for weekly newspapers in Rye, White Plains and Harrison.

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  1. Last-Ditch State Senate Effort To Legalize Marijuana In New York Dead For Year

    Last-Ditch State Senate Effort To Legalize Marijuana In New York Dead For Year

    Marijuana smokers who were hoping to light up legally in New York will have to wait at least another year. Efforts to legalize marijuana in the state died after marijuana advocates failed to convince state senators that legalization would not harm public health and safety.A last-ditch effort to push revised legislation through was unsuccessful overnight, multiple news outlets ...

  2. Eye On The Senate? Ocasio-Cortez May Wage Primary Challenge To Schumer, Gillibrand, Reports Say

    Eye On The Senate? Ocasio-Cortez May Wage Primary Challenge To Schumer, Gillibrand, Reports Say

    Top Democrats told "Axios on HBO" they think U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may eventually primary one of New York's senators — Chuck Schumer in 2022 or Kirsten Gillibrand in 2024, according to multiple reports.Schumer has high name recognition as Senate Minority Leader. Gillibrand was easily re-elected last year, defeating Republican challenger Chele Farley by 34 percent.The ...

  3. State Cracks Down On Pharmacies Failing To Comply With Drug Pricing Law

    State Cracks Down On Pharmacies Failing To Comply With Drug Pricing Law

    At least 44 pharmacies failed to post drug prices as required by law, New York State Attorney General Letitia James announced on Thursday.As a result of the investigation, the Attorney General’s Office sent cease and desist letters to the pharmacies found to be in violation, mandating compliance with consumer protection laws that require that pharmacies maintain a list of their prices ...

  4. All Schools Must Get Fingerprints From Employees If State Bill Becomes Law

    All Schools Must Get Fingerprints From Employees If State Bill Becomes Law

    In New York state, public school districts already require prospective employees to be fingerprinted.State law would extend mandatory fingerprinting to employees of private elementary and secondary schools if Senate Bill 3335 passes the state Assembly this month.Sponsored by Sen. Todd Kaminsky, D-Long Beach, the bill was approved in the Senate. (A PDF copy of Kaminsky's proposed ...

  5. Bill Granting Drivers Licenses To Undocumented Immigrants Approved By State Assembly

    Bill Granting Drivers Licenses To Undocumented Immigrants Approved By State Assembly

    The State Assembly approved a bill to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain drivers licenses.Before it can become law, the bill must pass the state Senate, where it is expected to be met with resistance and skepticism, including from some moderate Democrats.During a floor debate before the vote on Wednesday, June 12, Republican assemblymen said the legislation might open a "back door" ...

  6. Sanders Or Warren? Speculation On Ocasio-Cortez 2020 Presidential Primary Endorsement Swirls

    Sanders Or Warren? Speculation On Ocasio-Cortez 2020 Presidential Primary Endorsement Swirls

    She's served as the nation's youngest congresswoman for less than six months.But U.S  Rep.. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Yorktown High School graduate who quickly rose to political stardom last year with her upset victory over incumbent Joe Crowley is now a much-sought-after endorser.The fact that a 29-year-old freshman House member is being courted by at least two leading ...

  7. Here Are The Lineups For First Two Democratic Presidential Debates

    Here Are The Lineups For First Two Democratic Presidential Debates

    The Democratic National Committee announced the names of presidential candidates who qualified for the first debates of the 2020 campaign, cutting the record wide field of 23 contenders down to the 20 spots.Candidates making the final cut on Thursday registered at least 1 percent support in three national polls, received campaign money from 65,000 donors, or both. The list appears at ...

  8. County Exec At Heart Of Measles Outbreak Hails Law Ending Religious Exemptions For Vaccines

    County Exec At Heart Of Measles Outbreak Hails Law Ending Religious Exemptions For Vaccines

    Elected officials from across New York state, including Rockland County -- the epicenter of a measles outbreak -- hailed a new state law that bans non-medical exemptions from vaccinations. "This is a great step forward in protecting the public health here in New York," said Rockland County Executive Ed Day.At least 924 of the nation's confirmed measles cases have been reported in ...

  9. New National Poll: Here's Who Voters Favor In 2020 Election Between Trump, Top Democrats

    New National Poll: Here's Who Voters Favor In 2020 Election Between Trump, Top Democrats

    In a first look at head-to-head 2020 presidential matchups nationwide, six Democratic challengers lead President Donald Trump if the election was held today.Former Vice President Joseph Biden has been losing some support among Democrats, but still leads the Republican incumbent by 53 to 40 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released on Tuesday, June ...

  10. Sen. Harckham, Mayor Rainey Honor Hudson River Health Care Founder In Peekskill

    Sen. Harckham, Mayor Rainey Honor Hudson River Health Care Founder In Peekskill

    One of the Founding Mothers of Hudson River Health Care – a network of 43 nonprofit community health centers in the Hudson Valley, Long Island and New York City – was honored by state Sen. Peter Harckham and Peekskill Mayor Andre Rainey.The Rev. Jeanette J. Phillips received a proclamation in her honor from the state Senate in recognition of her lifetime of service and ...

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