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We're interrupting our series on James Madison's view of the phrase "a convention for proposing amendments", mainly because of an interruption in my weekly schedule which included a lengthy meeting with my State Senator. While the meeting is fresh on my mind, I thought I'd take advantage of this Providence to discuss some of the ways to contact your State Legislators, what to ask them when you do meet them, and some of the decorum and best practices.
Today's episode is airing a little later in the day, as my weekly schedule has been tossed and turned multiple times, both from work and from Convention of States.
As always, we'll present the latest news in the Convention of the States. And, we'll allow time for your phone calls.
Our guest for this segment of the Vince Anello Show is Niagara County Legislator and Minority Leader Dennis Virtuoso.
Legislator Virtuoso announced his bid for reelection to the legislative seat that he has held for 24 years.
Numerous callers wanted to elaborate on the relationship between the county and the municipalities and the big question is, do we really need County government?
One all the callers wanted to discuss negative comments that I have made toward some public officials. I was happy to elaborate.
Come listen to Vaccine Rights Attorney Alan Phillips' empassioned commentary about pharmaceutical criminal fines since 2001, serious problems in the medical publishing industry revealed by top industry insiders, the relationship between mainstream medicine and the legal system, and how we can use this knowledge to empower us to make positive changes to our right to refuse mandatory immunizations. Find vaccine studies at vaccineresearchlibrary.com, and sign up for the Vaccine Rights E-Newsletter at vaccinerights.com/newslettersignup.html, and listen to ad-free archives at the new Vaccine Rights YouTube Channel.
On the show we have the Hon. Duwayne Gregory on the show. Duwayne is the presiding officer of the Suffolk County legislature. He is the first african american be elected to that position. DuWayne has just announced that he will now run for congress. We will also pay homage to all our fallen soldiers and also salute all those soldiers that are active or have served in the US armed service.
NYS Senator George Latimer (37th S.D) opens the "featured" BlogTalkRadio program Westchester On the Level with Narog and Aris at 10am, Friday, October 30, 2015th. He joins Host Hezi Aris to celebrate recently passed legislation and being appointed to a newly formed senate committee.
Westchester County Board Legislator (15th L.D.) Write-in candidate Taffy Williams speaks to her candidacy from 10:30am onward.
NYS Assemblymember Shelley Mayer (90th A.D.) celebrates legislation she sponsored,among other legislative concerns upon her attending the broadcast at 11am.
Hezi Aris reviews and analyzes an international news issue /event from 11:30am
Yonkers Downtown B.I.D. Executive Director Dan Lipka joins the broadcast at 11:45am to speak about the Halloween weekend and the activities that will engage you in a not so frightful way. The broadcast concludes at 12Noon.
Your participation is shamelessly solicited; share your perspective; ask a question, be heard! Engage us during this weekly radio time slot using or on our newly installed Chat Room place your call to (347) 205-9201. You are only asked to please stay on topic.
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This week we interviewed the Chief of Staff for my State Representative here in Texas. Joy Davis generously gave us about 30 minutes of her time as we discussed some of the general challenges in running a State Legislator's office and schedule. We then specifically discussed the best methods of communicating with our State Legislators, how to not only get their attention, but also to keep their attention. Joy worked in 2013-14 as DeWayne Burns' campaign manager, and then after winning election in November of 2014, transferred into her role as his Chief of Staff during Representative Burns' (R, TX, HD 58) freshman legislative session. She continues in her role as Chief of Staff, as well as again managing another campaign as Representative Burns seeks reelection in 2016.
For time and continuity sake, we will forego our normal news update during this podcast. However, weather being what it is this weekend in Texas, I may well host a bonus "news only" episode on Sunday late afternoon.
There should, however, be some time for phone calls after the interview segment.
Will more ethics laws make the elected officials behave any better?
What will we see in the next legislative session?
Listen to learn some insights from a current Missouri State Legislator, Shamed Dogan. Rep. Dogan shares with us what he has learned from being in the Missouri House and what to look for in the next session.
Albany County Legislator Deborah Busch disputes trespassing charge
In this segment of the Vince Anello Show the guests are three of the four Democrat legislators of the 15 member body of the Niagara County Legislature. They all represent various parts of the city of Niagara Falls, New York. Legislator Dennis Virtuoso, who is also the minority leader, represents the 6th Legislative District, Legislator Jason Zona represents the 5th Legislative District and Legislator Mark Grozio represents the 3rd Legislative District. The main topic of discussion was the Department of Social Services Direct Pay voucher program for rental units for their clients. Two years ago the Niagara County Legislature passed a law that would have landlords receive rental vouchers directly. There was a recent effort by the legislature to rescind that part of the law but it was brought back to committee. The frozen water line issue in Niagara Falls was also discussed.
Our callers today on the issue of rundown housing were from both Niagara Falls as well as North Tonawanda.
The New York State Comptroller's report on the audit of the Niagara County IDA was also discussed.
Callers today discussed County government and the relationship county legislators have with each other and deep division between the Republican and Democratic legislators.
Legislators owner had a frank discussion with several of the callers regarding the IDA, the county budget and the heavy cost of litigation initiated by the county and the county workers unions.
Numerous local elections will be held this year all of the 15 county legislators will be running for office. Legislature Chairman William Ross will not be running for reelection.
Westchester On the Level with Narog and Aris open its Friday broadcast day this Friday, July 31, 2015 with Democratic Senate Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins. Her concern over the looming Communication Workers Strike against Verizon is pending over this weekend, ethics reform is another pertinent issue for the Senator. We'll discuss these issues and more at 10:00 am.
Nicole Benjamin Horsford is a candidate vying for the office of Westchester County Board Legislator serving the 16th Legislative District. She awaits validation of the petition signatures collected with respect to her candidacy and then the September 10th Yonkers City Democratic Committee Primary. Ms. Benjamin Horsford attends the show at 10:30am.
Assemblymember Shelley Mayer representing the 90th A.D. speaks to the rights of Coop owners among other concerns. She attends the program day at 11:00am
Daniel Lipke, Yonkers Downtown Business Improvement District Executive Director speaks to the Friday, Saturday and Sunday extravaganza of events to consider along the waterfront.
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Hezi Aris is your host today.
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Can America get out of this mess? Join us Tuesday at 10 am for an interview with Tony Kern, a first term legislator with the House of Representatives from Arizona and hear a real God-story of moving men into position for the Kingdom of Heaven.
"Because There Is A War For Your Soul" Nothing boring or too political or super spiritual. Just probably some of the most revolutionary and useful information you will find on radio. Join us live Tuesdays at 10am CST or catch us on the run.
It’s time to talk straight about the war between God and Satan that is going on in our souls. And though the battle is the Lord’s and has already been won, the Enemy still seems to have a lot to say that has left too many of us doubtful and confused about what is going on and what can be done about it. It is time to talk back and tell it like it is!
Hosted by Marjorie Cole, founder of Life Recovery, Inc., and author of “Taking the Devil to Court” with Jarry Cole, Pastor of True Light Church as the featured guest pastor and roving co-host.
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