Say Goodbye To $15 Billion In Student Loans Thanks To President Biden

January 27, 2022

According to Forbes, President Joe Biden has cancelled $15 billion of student loans. That’s more than any other president. More than 675,000 student loan borrowers have benefited. Here is the breakdown, Borrower Defense To Repayment: $1.5 billion, Total and Permanent Disability: $7 billion, ITT Tech Students: $1.3 billion, Public Service Loan Forgiveness: $5 billion. Student […]

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NYS Supreme Court Judge Rules State Mask Mandate ‘Unconstitutional’

January 25, 2022

Yesterday, New York State Supreme Court Judge Thomas Rademaker has ruled Governor Kathy Hochul’s mask mandate unconstitutional. In his decision, Judge Rademaker says that ‘either the governor nor the state health commissioner have the authority to impose the mask mandate and state legislature would have to approve specific laws to require masks in schools and […]

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Mississippi Senators Walk Out in Protest Over Critical Race Theory Ban

January 24, 2022

During a vote that would ban schools from teaching critical race theory on Friday, several Black lawmakers walked out in protest, withholding their votes for the bill. Democratic Senator Barbara Blackmon of Canton stated: “This bill is not morally right.” Unfortunately so, the bill passed in Mississippi with 32-2, with the only votes against the […]

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President Biden Nominates First Muslim Women to Serve as a Federal Judge

January 20, 2022

Yesterday, President Biden announced eight judicial nominees, including Nusrat Choudhury who would be the first Muslim woman to serve as a federal judge. Currently, Choudhury is the legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois. She has been tapped to be a U.S. judge in the Eastern District of New York. ACLU of […]

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Gov. Kathy Hochul Said She Not Extending The Eviction Moratorium

January 12, 2022

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced during a COVID-19 briefing that she would not extend state eviction moratorium again. It will end on Saturday (01/15). The state is reopening its application portal for eviction protection and rent relief. While the state doesn’t have the money to provide more rent relief right now, people who apply will get […]

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President Biden’s January 6th Speech

January 7, 2022

Yesterday marked the first anniversary of the January 6th attack on the Capitol. In recognizing last year’s insurrection, President Biden had addressed the public, in which he strongly condemned the violence and said his predecessor, Donald Trump, “has created and spread a web of lies about the 2020 election.” While Biden had never actually mentioned […]

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NYS Gov. Hochul Talks Healthcare System, Schools & Economy In State of the State Address

January 6, 2022

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul made her first State of the State address last night. Hochul outlined a plan that includes more than $2 billion in tax cuts for middle-class taxpayers and small business owners as well as a $10 billion investment in the state’s healthcare system and workers to help alleviate the current staffing […]

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Governor Kathy Hochul Proposed Term Limits and a Ban on Outside Income for Statewide Elected Officials

January 4, 2022

As we kick off 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul announced her proposed plan to implement term limits for the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and Comptroller positions, as well as a ban on outside income for statewide elected officials while they are in office. According to Governor Hochul, her planned reforms are aimed at increasing accountability […]

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Democrat Sabrina LaMar 1st Black Woman Named President of Monroe County Legislature

January 3, 2022

Democrat Sabrina LaMar will take over, replacing Republican Dr. Joe Carbone as Monroe County Legislature’s new president. LaMar says she will remain a Democrat but “join with” members of the Republican Party to form a majority caucus. The legislature is divided equally by party. LaMar is the first Black woman to preside over the legislature. […]

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Westchester County DA Concludes Investigation on Former Governor Cuomo

December 29, 2021

Yesterday afternoon, Westchester County District Attorney’s Office announced that they had concluded its investigation into former Governor Andrew Cuomo. Their office was investigating allegations against the former governor made by two women. The first allegation identified as Trooper 1, stated that when Cuomo was in office, she was both a member of his detail and […]

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