In The News
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NY Daily News: Reps. Malliotakis, Torres introduce bipartisan bill blocking Mayor Adams’ Medicare Advantage switch for NYC retirees (Exclusive)
A bipartisan legislative push is afoot on Capitol Hill to prohibit all U.S. employers from forcing their retired workers into Medicare Advantage coverage — a proposal that could spell trouble for Mayor Adams, who’s trying to mandate the privatized health insurance program for New York City’s 250,000 municipal retirees.
NPI: Remembering Bill Richardson
On Sept. 1, 2023, former Congressman Bill Richardson (D-N.M.), died in his sleep in his Cape Cod summer home in Chatham, Massachusetts. He was the original author of the House of Representatives companion bill of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA).
Bronx Times: Torres announces new legislation aimed at protecting seniors’ access to Medicare
U.S. Rep. Ritchie Torres on Thursday joined local health care advocates — as well as senior citizens and public sector retirees — to announce he will be introducing new legislation aimed at protecting the rights of seniors to access traditional Medicare coverage.
U.S. Rep. Ritchie Torres Announces New Legislation Aimed at Protecting Rights of Seniors to Access Traditional Medicare Coverage
BRONX, N.Y. – U.S. Representative Ritchie Torres (NY-15) today joined local healthcare advocates and affected seniors and public sector retirees to announce he will be introducing new legislation – the “Right to Medicare Act” – aimed at protecting the rights of seniors to access traditional Medicare coverage.
NY Daily News: NYC’s largest municipal union urges workers to confront Council members who oppose Medicare Advantage push
New York City’s largest municipal union is text-blasting its members urging them to bombard Council members with critical phone calls if they support a bill that would guarantee traditional Medicare coverage for retired municipal employees, the Daily News has learned.
NY Daily News: The City Council owes retirees Medicare choice: Let people pick if they want to switch to Medicare Advantage
Historically, New York’s City Council has set nationwide precedents by adopting historic and landmark legislation dealing with such vital issues as campaign finance, anti-apartheid, human and worker rights, and women and senior citizen protection laws. It once again has the opportunity to protect the health and well-being of more than 250,000 retired city public servants.
amNewYork: Op-ed | Mayor needs to reverse decision that shifts retiree health coverage for municipal employees to a Medicare Advantage plan
New York City was built on the shoulders of hardworking individuals who dedicated their lives to making this city great. Among them are our municipal retirees. Their years of service earned them a promised Medicare plan to meet healthcare needs in their golden years.
AARP NY Applauds Court Ruling Blocking Cuts to NYC Retirees’ Health Benefits Days Before Crucial Deadline
AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel issued the following statement today in response to a New York City Judge's decision to temporarily block the City’s initiative to change the health care plans available to NYC retirees while the case is pending in court:
TRT World News: Israeli PM Netanyahu calls off vacation for meeting with Army chief of staff
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has cancelled a planned holiday to hold talks with the army’s chief of staff, as reservists continue to demonstrate against the government. The pair were originally scheduled to meet on Thursday, but growing protests regarding the government's judicial reforms have left military preparedness damaged. Shai Franklin from Gotham Government Relations unpacks the situation.
CBS News - Man Acting Erratically On Subway Dies After Being Restrained. Legal Analysis With NY Criminal Defense Attorney, Former Prosecutor David Schwartz.
Man Acting Erratically On Subway Dies After Being Restrained. Legal Analysis With NY Criminal Defense Attorney, Former Prosecutor David Schwartz on CBS 2 NY.
Corey Pegues on the disappearance of Alissa Turney
Corey Pegues on Border Patrol Agent Convicted of Killing Girlfriend & Son
Comptroller Lander Declines to Register Medicare Advantage Contract Pending Litigation
New York, NY – The Comptroller’s Office declined to register the City’s contract with Aetna to transfer City retirees to a Medicare Advantage program for their health care coverage. A pending lawsuit, brought on behalf of retirees, questions the City’s authority to enter into such an agreement.
Corey Pegues on the Murder of Boston Police Officer O'Keefe
Corey Pegues on Court TV Discussing arrest of OnlyFans Burglar
Corey Pegues on Court TV discussing the Murder of Louis Garcia
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ANNOUNCES THE SELECTION OF DAVID SCHWARTZ AS AN NTL ‐ CRIMINAL DEFENSE ‐ TOP 100 TRIAL LAWYER IN NEW YORK
The National Trial Lawyers is pleased to announce that David Schwartz of Gerstman Schwartz Law in Garden City has been selected as an NTL ‐ Criminal Defense ‐ Top 100 Trial Lawyer in the state of New York.
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JNS - Kosovo looking for piece of Israeli normalization pie
Seemingly every month, new, eye-popping figures are released as trade and investment between Israel and its new Gulf State partners skyrockets. The normalization associated with the Abraham Accords has provided an economic boon for Israel and its partners, the political turmoil in Sudan notwithstanding.
Ecosilent, Inc. Moves to Production of 1,000-Amp Hybrid Power Systems to Aid Film Industry’s Green Initiative after Successful Proof of Concept
Production managers who witnessed the power system in action call the technology a true “game changer” and a big step in helping meet the sustainability directives film and entertainment companies are striving to attain.
$1M Question: Will Trump’s Phone Logs Gap Lead to Criminal Charges?
The reported seven-and-a-half-hour gap in President Trump’s phone logs on January 6, 2021, is raising “intense interest” among the House Committee investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol that day. But whether it leads to any criminal charges is “the million dollar question,” say attorneys.
Gotham Government Relations is Changing the Game for Businesses Operating in Energy and Infrastructure
NEW YORK, NY- New York based lobbying firm Gotham Government Relations & Communications is once again setting itself apart with another area of practice, and this time, they’re focused on energy and infrastructure.
Will the Remington Arms AR-15 Settlement with Sandy Hook Families Change the Gun Industry?
A legal settlement in Connecticut this week between Remington Arms Company and the families of nine victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre marks the first time a gun manufacturer has been held liable for a mass shooting in the United States. But will this settlement have a profound impact on the gun industry?