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Hochul agrees with Senecas on gaming compact, wants “a new era of collaboration”

Sources say that Governor Kathy Hochul agrees with the Seneca Nation‘s interpretation of a 2002 gaming compact that sold the Tribe gaming exclusivity rights in Western New York west of State Route 14 in exchange for a share of top-line

City & Region

Hochul: “Bay Ridge should have its waterfront back”

Governor Kathy Hochul wants New York City to more aggressively reclaim its waterfront for public park space — and she thinks that the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn is precisely the place to start. Hochul wants to demolish more than


SCHMITT: Biden’s imperial presidency moment

BY GARY SCHMITT The contrast between Biden’s election margin in 2020 and the GOP’s vote share in down-ticket races suggested that quite a few normally Republican voters could not bring themselves to support the party’s presidential nominee time this time


Infrastructure bill action could doom US cryptocurrency industry

By Jim Harper “CONGRESS IS SO BROKEN,” shouted Caitlin Long, founder and CEO at the Avanti Financial Group. Having spent two decades on Wall Street in stints at Solomon Brothers, Credit Suisse, and Morgan Stanley, she now inhabits the world of cryptocurrency. She

National Headlines

Defense supply chain vulnerabilities need near term fixes

BY ELAINE McCUSKER A bipartisan congressional task force this week concluded that “overreliance on China in critical supply chains, particularly in the defense sector, creates significant strategic and competitive risk for the United States.” The “Report of the Defense Critical


House earmarks requests: Why, what, and who?

BY KEVIN KOSAR and ZACHARY COURSER This year, after a 10-year moratorium, the majority leadership in the House of Representatives reinstituted the ability of members to submit federal funding requests for projects in their districts. More commonly known as “earmarks,”

National Headlines

Coalescing over O-RAN

By Bronwyn Howell In the mobile telecommunications industry, well-known for buzzwords and acronyms, the hottest new phrase is “open radio access networks” (O-RAN). O-RAN is an industry concept proposing an alternative way of designing and building radio access network (RAN) portions