Senator Borrello Says Democrats Are Refusing To Distribute State Budget Information From His Office

first_imgALBANY – State Senator George Borrello is blasting the Senate’s Democrat Majority for what he says is the refusal to distribute an informational piece on the state budget from his office without revising or removing pieces of the information that they found “objectionable.”Borrello released the following statement to the media on Thursday:“It is the height of hypocrisy for a party that prides itself on tolerance and champions the freedom of speech protections in the First Amendment to exercise censorship over the mailings of Republican Senators.“After a two month delay, the Senate’s Democrat Majority notified my office that they would not print and mail an informational piece on the state budget unless we revised or removed sentences they found objectionable. Using political power to stifle the speech of an independently elected state legislator is unconscionable and runs counter to the values of openness and integrity that the Majority claims to revere. “The constituents in the 57th District work and pay taxes like New Yorkers across the state. They elected me as their representative and it is my responsibility to inform them of the Senate’s legislative actions, through my own perspective. Using its control of the Senate’s taxpayer-financed, in-house printing operation to censor my communication is reprehensible. The entire situation underscores the need for the Senate to contract out its printing operations to an independent firm to eliminate the possibility of political censorship and assure fair and impartial service to every Senate member.”This is a copy of the mailing document Borrello’s Office was trying to send:Failed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more info Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Maradona makes Mexico debut with 4-1 win

first_imgBut he was all smiles as Ecuadoran forward Vinicio Angulo — wearing Maradona’s old number 10 — scored a hat trick to give the new coach the win.“We played a great match,” he told a packed press conference afterward.“Some people said Maradona’s useless. There were a lot of stupid people going on television to fill up the time. I hope they’ll come to the pitch now and look at my record and see what we’re actually doing, see that I know how to do this,” he added.Still, it was hardly a monumental win: Dorados were 13th in their league heading into the match, and Cafetaleros 15th.With their newly earned three points, Maradona’s team doubled their previous total and leapt to 10th place.Maradona vowed it was just the beginning.“This was nothing, this was just one match,” he said, sporting a gold-and-white Dorados cap.“We’re still going to be playing in a lot of finals. Let’s not think we’ve achieved anything with this match. This is just the start of a beautiful dream.”Maradona, 57, lived the finest hours of his playing career in Mexico, leading Argentina to the 1986 World Cup title.His coaching career has been less stellar, and he has publicly struggled with drug addiction, alcoholism and obesity along the way.He got a hero’s welcome when he arrived in Culiacan last week.But he failed to fill Dorados’s 20,000-seat stadium for his debut.Attendance did more than double from the club’s recent matches, however: there were 10,133 fans in attendance, up from just over 4,000 on average at the previous two home appearances.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Maradona vowed it was just the beginning.CULIACÁN, Mexico, Sep 17 – Diego Maradona won big in his Mexican coaching debut Monday, as the Argentine legend’s new club, Dorados, routed fellow second-division side Cafetaleros 4-1.Maradona has raised eyebrows with his decision to coach the struggling team from Culiacan, Sinaloa, in the heart of Mexican drug cartel country.last_img read more