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"Winter Storm Warning" ...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 7 PM EST this evening... * locations...eastern Essex...Union...and Hudson counties in New Jersey...and New York City and Long Island in New York. * Hazard types...heavy snow. * Accumulations...snow accumulation of 4 to 7 inches. * Timing...wintry mix changes to all snow by 5 am. Snow may be heavy at times this morning into early afternoon...before tapering off late this afternoon into this evening. * Visibilities...one quarter mile at times this morning into early afternoon. * Temperatures...mid 30s early this morning...dropping into the lower 20s by afternoon. * Impacts...hazardous travel conditions due to falling temperatures and Road icing...greatly reduced visibilities and significant snow accumulations. Some blowing and drifting snow is possible late this morning through this afternoon. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel...keep an extra flashlight...food... and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. , "Special Statement" ...Moderate to locally heavy snow will impact Bronx...Hudson...Kings (Brooklyn)...Nassau...New York (Manhattan)...Queens...Richmond (staten island)...southern Essex...Suffolk and Union counties for the morning commute At 600 am EST...National Weather Service Doppler radar was tracking moderate to locally heavy snow developing over the area. Snowfall rates of one half to one inch per hour and visibilities of 1/2 to 1/4 mile or less are expected to develop through 8am. Temperatures dropping below freezing from mid-morning on will result in icing on untreated roads. Expect travel to become increasingly difficult through the morning rush. A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for the area. NV 603 am EST Thu Mar 5 2015 ...Moderate to locally heavy snow will impact Bronx...Hudson...Kings (Brooklyn)...Nassau...New York (Manhattan)...Queens...Richmond (staten island)...southern Essex...Suffolk and Union counties for the morning commute At 600 am EST...National Weather Service Doppler radar was tracking moderate to locally heavy snow developing over the area. Snowfall rates of one half to one inch per hour and visibilities of 1/2 to 1/4 mile or less are expected to develop through 8am. Temperatures dropping below freezing from mid-morning on will result in icing on untreated roads. Expect travel to become increasingly difficult through the morning rush. A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for the area. NV 514 am EST Thu Mar 5 2015 ...Snow will impact morning commute for the Bronx...Hudson...Kings (Brooklyn)...Nassau...New York (Manhattan)...Queens...Richmond (staten island)...southern Essex...Suffolk and Union counties... At 507 am EST...National Weather Service Doppler radar was tracking light to moderate snow developing over the region. One to two inches of snow are possible by 8 am. With visibilities dropping to 1/2 mile at times and temperatures dropping to or just below freezing through 8 am...deteriorating Road conditions can be expected. Motorists should exercise extreme caution during this morning commute. NV 514 am EST Thu Mar 5 2015 ...Snow will impact morning commute for the Bronx...Hudson...Kings (Brooklyn)...Nassau...New York (Manhattan)...Queens...Richmond (staten island)...southern Essex...Suffolk and Union counties... At 507 am EST...National Weather Service Doppler radar was tracking light to moderate snow developing over the region. One to two inches of snow are possible by 8 am. With visibilities dropping to 1/2 mile at times and temperatures dropping to or just below freezing through 8 am...deteriorating Road conditions can be expected. Motorists should exercise extreme caution during this morning commute. NV -- Thursday Mar.05 15,07:12 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

League of Women Voters of NYS Reacts to Failure to Pass Comprehensive Campaign Finance Reform in Budget

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"This budget agreement omits fundamental and long-sought reforms," says LWV.

Albany, NY - April 1, 2014 - The League of Women Voters of New York State is extremely disappointed that Governor Cuomo and the Legislature have failed to seize upon this historic opportunity to pass comprehensive campaign finance reform. We are particularly disturbed that the Governor failed to push more strongly to fully implement the findings of his own Moreland Commission. This budget agreement omits fundamental and long-sought reforms such as reasonable limits on campaign contributions, housekeeping accounts, and party transfers and the closure of the LLC loophole. The system of public financing limited to candidates for State Comptroller during the current election cycle is woefully lacking in both time and scope to be effective as a pilot program. Unless real reform is seriously addressed in the coming weeks, this deeply flawed and inadequate faux "reform" leaves New Yorkers with a government still susceptible to the corrupting influence of big-moneyed special interests.

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