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Why The Astorino Family is Boycotting the Common Core Tests Again

Posted on April 4th, 2016

My wife Sheila and I are again withholding our children from this year’s controversial Common Core tests, joining tens of thousands of other New York families in withholding their children from tests roundly criticized by experts for being age inappropriate, experimental, and potentially harmful to traditional classroom studies. […]

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Support the First Amendment? Please Read.

Posted on March 30th, 2016

If you’ve been following the case involving HUD and Westchester County — or HUD and all of suburban America — please read this. It will give you some idea of what suburbs across America will soon be facing.  Buckle your seatbelts and never surrender your Constitutional rights.

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A Word to the New York Business Community

Posted on March 3rd, 2016

Every New York family relies on a healthy business environment. But, increasingly, politicians are bashing businesses to cover up for their own failures of leadership. The brief video below is to the New York Business Community, and to those who put food on the table as a […]

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Cuomo’s Policies Sucking the Energy Out of Upstate New York

Posted on November 3rd, 2015

The smattering of newspaper headlines coming out of Upstate New York over the last 24 hours paints a dire picture of the economic reality its residents have been living with for far too long. The announcements that Entergy will close the FitzPatrick nuclear plant, Alcoa is shutting […]

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About Those LaGuardia Runways, Governor

Posted on August 17th, 2015

Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger may still be saving lives.   The “Hero of the Hudson,” who miraculously landed US Airways Flight 1549 safely on the Hudson River after it was  incapacitated by a flock of geese in January 2009, spoke out Sunday about Governor Cuomo’s deeply flawed proposal […]

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Winning the Jobs Game

Posted on August 7th, 2015

It’s often said that acceptance is the first step toward change. I tend to agree. So to hear Governor Cuomo finally acknowledge the other day that states must compete with each other for business, I thought we might be finally getting somewhere. It was, after all, the […]

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Dollar for Dollar? Not in New York

Posted on July 10th, 2015

When I jokingly announced my campaign for governor from Huntsville, Alabama, some people laughed and some people scratched their heads. But the truth is, I was making an important point about how badly New York State is losing compared to other states. Our jobs and residents continue […]

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Another Wasted Albany Session

Posted on June 29th, 2015

I penned an opinion piece for today’s New York Post lamenting another wasted legislative session in Albany.  New York’s problems couldn’t be clearer — we tax too much, we spend too much, and we regulate too much — but you’d never know it based on Albany’s 2015 […]

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Harriet Tubman is My Choice for the $10 Bill

Posted on June 18th, 2015

I’m a sentimentalist when it comes to currency. Paper bills with bright colors still strike me as fake somehow, quasi-European if you know what I mean. They just don’t feel right in the hand the way an old greenback does. But I more than welcome news that […]

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“Enough is Enough” Falls Short

Posted on June 17th, 2015

Legislative leaders in Albany announced they reached a deal on how to deal with sexual assaults on college campuses, but I wanted to share with you this timely op-ed about why their plan, while well intended, falls short. Please take a moment to read. Thanks!   View: […]

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