National Headlines

ACLU backs ‘Justice in Policing Act of 2020’

WASHINGTON — House and Senate Democrats introduced today a sweeping new police reform bill that would allow the use of force only as a last resort, ban chokeholds, prohibit racial and religious profiling, and make it easier to hold police

Erie County

Erie County announces pandemic EBT benefit

The Erie County Department of Social Services (“ECDSS) has announced that the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (“ODTA”)will be issuing a Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (“EBT”) food benefit to all New York State households with school-aged

Letter to Editor

KOLB: Graduations must be in person

BY BRIAN KOLB This week, the governor announced that high schools will only be allowed to hold “drive thru” graduations this year. It’s yet another misguided policy. It’s a glaring example of executive overreach. Worst of all, it shows that

State Budget

Cuomo keeps holding off on budget cuts

BY E.J. McMAHON On April 2, with New York’s COVID-19 curve still rising ominously, state lawmakers wrapped up a budget almost unchanged from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s pre-pandemic January proposal. With the economy in a coma and revenues crashing, the plan obviously was