In an effort to inspire people to get involved in local politics and to educate them on how to go about doing so, the Southold Town Democratic Club is hosting a free crash course in town politics.| read more ››
Greetings and welcome to the Southold Democratic Party web site.
Your arrival here perhaps indicates you, like us, have a strong interest in Southold and are not satisfied with the status quo. Ours is a Party of many dedicated individuals whose backgrounds and interests are varied. Together we monitor political activities in Southold Town and attempt to stay watchful for changes that are hurtful to the environment and character of our beautiful Town. Many of our members are rather recent arrivals who bring with them a wealth of experience and talent gained elsewhere. We welcome all and know diversity in our Party is our great strength. We ask you to consider joining us. There will be a respected place for you and all attempts will be made to have you contribute in your areas of interest.
Please give me a call or contact one of our members.
Art Tillman, Chairman
Southold Town Democratic Committee
631-298-9587 or firstname.lastname@example.org
New York will be the only state in the country to cover four-year college tuition for residents after the program was included in the budget package approved Sunday night.
The state's Excelsior Scholarship program will be rolled out in tiers over the next three years, starting with full coverage of four-year college tuition this fall for students whose families make less than $100,000.
The income cap will increase to $110,000 in 2018 and $125,000 in 2019.
"With this budget, New York has the nation's first accessible college program. It's a different model," said Governor Andrew Cuomo Saturday in a statement. "Today, college is what high school was—it should always be an option even if you can't afford it."
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Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer took to the Senate floor Thursday morning to announce his widely expected opposition to Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court -- and to say that Democrats will try to block his nomination.
“After careful deliberation, I have concluded that I cannot support Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court,” said Schumer, D-N.Y. “His nomination will have a cloture vote. He will have to earn 60 votes for confirmation. My vote will be no, and I urge my colleagues to do the same.”
By saying Gorsuch’s nomination will have a cloture vote, Schumer indicated that Democrats will try to block Gorsuch’s nomination through a filibuster -- which they can do unless Gorsuch...| read more ››
A children’s advocacy organization contends the American Health Care Act — the proposed replacement for Obamacare — would be devastating for youngsters in New York who are covered through Medicaid and the state’s Children’s Health Insurance Program.
House Republicans are seeking support for a bill some have dubbed Trumpcare, which calls for deep cuts in public forms of insurance as the GOP attempts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, former President Barack Obama’s signature legislation.
“What we’re saying is that currently there are slightly more than 2 million kids covered by Medicaid and CHIP in New York, and both of these programs receive a significant amount of federal money,” said Benjamin Anderson, director of health policy for the Children’s Defense...| read more ››