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Carl Heastie Becomes First African American Assembly Speaker in NY

Carl Heastie Becomes First African American Assembly Speaker in NY

Hannah Purdy, Editorial Assistant
February 28, 2015
Filed under Features Archive

History had been made earlier this month when Assemblyman Carl E. Heastie of the Bronx secured the speakership of the New York State Assembly. Mr. Heastie is the first African American speaker of the chamber and is successor to long time speaker Sheldon Silver, who stepped down in the aftermath of federal...

Government Shutdown: The Bigger the Climb, the Larger the Fall

David Leibert, Opinions Editor
November 13, 2013
Filed under Archive, Opinions Archive

The government was shutdown from October 1st until October 16th of 2013. This is because the appropriate funds for the upcoming, now current, fiscal year was never agreed upon by the House and the Senate. The Republican controlled House accepted a bill that created the funds but delayed the initiatio...

Effects of the Government Shutdown

Effects of the Government Shutdown

Ellie Houghtaling, Staff Writer
October 22, 2013
Filed under Archive, Opinions Archive

While many Ossining High School students have been overheard making light of the government shutdown, it is truly no laughing matter. It began over 2 weeks ago, on October 1st. when the government’s fiscal year began. By this point in time, Congress is supposed to propose a new budget plan. This year,...

Government Shutdown

Government Shutdown

Paul Kleiman, News Editor
October 6, 2013
Filed under Archive, News Archive

  As Tuesday, October 1 neared, a breadth of government officials’ breath was shortened. They became increasingly nervous about the event that would strike both their communal reputations and arguably the most important responsibility that the Legislative Branch has for America: to fund the...

Fill or Bust?

Fill or Bust?

Andrew Leibert, Opinion Editor
September 19, 2013
Filed under Opinions Archive, Opinions Archive

Filibustering, a parliamentary procedure meant to allow members to delay a proposal, is now a device employed by the Senate minority to prevent progress for the agenda of the majority. Senator Rand Paul turned heads by filibustering the Senate confirmation of incoming CIA Director John Brennan in March. Instead...

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