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Westchester Legislators Lobby Albany

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Westchester Legislators Submit 13 Legislative Priorities to State Delegation and Governor

The Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) passed a Resolution outlining a joint package of 13 Legislative items to be submitted through the State Legislative Delegation for consideration by the State Legislature and Governor in the current state legislative session.

The vote took place on Monday February 24th at the regular BOL meeting and was passed by a vote of 17-0 .  The joint legislative package was produced during joint committee meetings of the Legislation Committee, Chaired by Legislator Virginia Perez (D) Yonkers and the Federal & State Affairs Committee, Chaired by Legislator Ken Jenkins (D) Yonkers.

Following the vote, Legislator Perez said, “I’m grateful to my fellow Legislators for their hard work and collaboration in producing this important resolution.  Just as we worked together here at the County level to identify these critical legislative items, I look forward…

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Watch Leg. Maisano’s Good Government Forum with Councilman Hyden

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Please check out new episode of my Cable-TV show, the Good Government ForumIt’s posted on YouTube. I interview New Rochelle City Councilman Ivar Hyden. Ivar has a downtown business, and we chat about ways to improve New Rochelle’s downtown.

We film two new episodes of the Good Government Forum each month. I interview elected and civic leaders about issues facing our community. The show airs every Thursday at 12am, 7am, 12pm & 7pm on Cablevision Channel 75 & FIOS Channel 28 in New Rochelle. All episodes can be found at:  http://www.youtube.com/user/JimMaisano.

Please tune in – hope you find it interesting!

Thanks,

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Jim Maisano
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Important News on NYS Gift Tax from O’Connor Davies

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I received an email last night from O’Connor Davies (http://www.odpkf.com), which provides an important update about possible changes to New York State law for the estate tax.  The changes would add a gift tax and may be approved in this year’s NYS Budget (it could pass by April 1). Therefore, if you were thinking about making a gift this year, you may want to make it very soon. Please see the email below from O’Connor Davies.

James Maisano, Esq.
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Jim@JamesMaisanoEsq.com
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New York State Proposed Budget Bill for Estate and Gift Tax Reform

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Time may be running out to take advantage of the lack of a gift tax in the State of New York. Governor Cuomo has proposed a change in New York State’s estate tax law in an attempt to bring New York’s estate taxes in line with Federal…

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Properties Taken Through Kelo Case Sadly Still Sit Vacant!

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This would be Susette Kelo's backyardFort Trumbull Street View 1

One issue where my legal and political views align is the use of eminent domain to take private property for private use. I am a vociferous opponent of this misuse of eminent domain and remain outraged that the Supreme Court sanctioned this property owner abuse in the now infamous case, Kelo v. City of New London, 545 U.S. 469 (2005). In Kelo, the Supreme Court held that New London could legally take non-blighted private property by eminent domain, and then transfer it for a dollar a year to a private developer solely for the purpose of increasing tax revenues. In reaction to Kelo, several states enacted laws to restrict the power of eminent domain when used to take private property for private use. I will never vote to allow eminent domain to be used to steal private property from Westchester homeowners for private development as a county legislator.

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Tweens and Sex: Parenting is Not a Spectator Sport

Jim Maisano:

Excellent post from my friend Melissa Langsam Braunstein…if we don’t get involved with our kids and keep an eye on them…who will?

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A selection of tween fashion from Pinterest (Liz Everett Glam).

A selection of tween fashion from Pinterest (Liz Everett Glam).

Is there anything more horrifying than hearing 11-year old girls discuss oral sex? If you’re the parent of a young girl, as I am, that would be a definite no.

In Newsweek’s cover story, “Sex and the Single Tween,” Abigail Jones (full disclosure: my old editor at The Jewish Daily Forward) catalogs countless examples of how our culture sexualizes tween girls, nudging them toward looking, and acting like, sexually adventurous miniature adults. Jones paints a portrait of a culture so depraved that even culturally liberal parents are likely to shudder.

Depending on your source, Jones explains, tweens are either 8-14 years old, or more specifically 10-12 years old. Either way, “tween” refers to a group of minors old enough to do certain things independently, but too young to have good judgment or true emotional maturity.

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Congratulations to 5 New Eagle Scouts in New Rochelle

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I always look forward to stopping by Eagle Scout ceremonies with county proclamations for the impressive scouts that earn this great honor. I attended 2 ceremonies In January for 5 new Eagle Scouts in New Rochelle (Troops 11 & 15) – see post.

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One of the top honors a young man can earn is to reach the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts. As County Legislator, I do my best to attend all Eagle Scout ceremonies in New Rochelle and Pelham to ensure the new Eagle Scouts are properly applauded by our county government with county proclamations. Over the past month, I had the honor to attend two Eagle Scout ceremonies in New Rochelle for Troop 11 and Troop 15. These Eagle Scouts were all lucky to have such supportive parents and Boy Scout leaders. Please see the impressive scouts below:

Troop 11 – Eagle Scout Felicetti

Troop 15 – Eagle Scouts Zachary Faust, Joseph Feldman, Scott Godwin and Nuku Tsiagbe

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