Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, public transportation policy and funding


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s recent announcement concerning his “transportation agenda when he said “The federal government since the Ronald Reagan era has retreated from its investment in mass transportation” may indicate his lack of understanding concerning the history of transportation funding.  On a bipartisan basis under past Republican Presidents George Bush and George W. Bush […]

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Clinton Democratic Club meeting


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FLUSHING – Elected officials and the presidents of the Whitestone, Bayside, Little Neck and Flushing Volunteer Ambulance Corps met at the Clinton Democratic Club meeting on November 17 to discuss the spirit of Thanksgiving, the need for continued volunteers and donations in the community and other issues regarding the Democratic Party. Held at Vallone & […]

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Penner’s Pen blog: Who should replace Senator Clinton?


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In the contest to fill Senator Clinton’s seat, I wonder if Democrats have taken real democracy away from the voters and returned it to the Albany smoke filled back rooms? Remember former New York State Democratic Assembly member Tom DiNapoli? As a result of his long time faithful allegiance to Democratic Party State Assembly Speaker […]

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Up Hill battle for Clinton


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It was truly a Super Tuesday in New York for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as she took 57 percent of the statewide vote and even garnered more support locally with nearly 60 percent of Queens Democrats voting for Clinton. However, even with double-digit victories in delegate-rich New York and California, Clinton still faces a […]

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Crowley: Republican Tax Bill Irresponsible


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The Republican tax bill, which passed the house by a vote of 222-203, is wildly irresponsible and ignores the real needs of the people, according to Congressman Joseph Crowley, who cast one of the dissenting votes. "The debate is all about jobs and job creation," Crowley said. "One side has a plan and the other […]

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ClintonCalls For Rx Coverage


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President Clinton plunged into a crowd of exuberant senior citizens last week in Forest Hills after assuring them he was pushing hard for Medicare coverage of prescription medicines. The President told seniors at the Austin Street SelfHelp Center that Social Security is in glowing health and solvent through 2037 and Medicare is adequately funded through […]

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