Editorial editions from around New York

Recent editorial editions of statewide and national interest from New York newspapers:


The Wall Street Journal on Yemen and the Powers of War Act

17 April

President Trump is not aware of terrible protections of his foreign policies, but Tuesday stood up to an American critical principle. His veto on congressional demand maintains that the United States supports Saudis in their war in Yemen which retains responsibility for foreign policy in the White House, where it is.

It seems that no one is forget_and the Conference seems to_the Saudis who is leading a coalition against Yemen. Tehran wants to use its proxy to build an impact arc across the Middle East. Yemen is an exciting goal as it controls the offspring from the Red Sea into the Arabian Sea, and provides a useful base for the launch of rockets in Saudi Arabia.

These facts do not leave the war in Yemen less than a humanitarian disaster, or the Saudis are more tasty as allies. But they explain why Obama and Trump Administration noted that the US is involved in supporting Saudi Arabia in this fight.

This is true despite the murder of US journalist Jamal Khashoggi, last year, possibly with information on Saudi Prince Mohammad bin Salman, de facto leader of the country. This incident and the lack of concern that Mr Trump had over the national interest sparked even a rebellion among a number of Republicans in the Seanad, who joined a Democrats to invoke the enthusiastic War Powers Act to push the United States to stop. put Riyadh information and offer other support.

This is a case study of why 1973 law was a bad idea, passed over the impaired Richard Nixon's veto against each Administration. Congress has repeatedly supported Administrative efforts to discourage Iran, but is now seeking to deal with Khashoggi's murder in the center of a violent proxy battle with Tehran. The Founders vested a broad foreign policy responsibility in the executive to ensure that no such awakening and confusion would occur and that the President remains responsible for voters.

Mr Trump reminded Congress of this constitutional principle in his cross-versa: "This motion is a dangerous, unnecessary effort to weaken my constitutional authorities, putting the lives of American citizens and brave service members at risk, both now and in the future. T . " Voters can run their own verdict on Mr Trump's foreign policy at the 2020 election, as Framers intends.

Online: https://on.wsj.com/2PdSNf5


News Day on the Enhanced Military Identity Incentive and Identification program

17 April

The financial cost to New York of passing a law is estimated to be $ 27 million per year which says that people here will be illegal because young children can access financial assistance for state colleges. It was a great price for the Progressive Democrats to promise to pay when they took over the State Senate this year and so on. New York will be better off.

But now Political Act Sen Jose Peralta's political price is clear. Democrats are reluctant to support a Republican plan, the GOP will protest that New York is paying millions to illegally send immigrants to college but will not pay money (fill in the blank).

Republicans tested this strategy last week when Bill's Democrats presented a bill to fund the college for spouses and dependents of military members killed or severely incapacitated on duty outside a war zone. The children and spouses of military members killed or severely disabled in war zones were already covered in the $ 2.7 million Military Increased Identity Incentive and Recommendation (MERIT) program which is included in the recently approved state budget. how this expenditure is funded when the program is not, and not the political optics, the priority.

The Democrats had the implementation of the GOP bill, which said it was outside the budget and that it did not contain details of its cost, technically just a political wind. After Republican legislators exploded with anger, a plan from the Seanad Democrats to expand the program next year so that it could be properly budgeted and the issue did not help. It was an inferno when President Donald Trump tweeted, "In the State of New York, the Democrats blocked College Teaching by expanding Bill for Star Gold families after helping illegal immigrants." So many people are leaving NY Very sad! "

A spokesperson for the Republicans of the Seanad indicated that the same bill ran 62-0 when controlling the room last year. But every Democrat voter was in that vote and it happened six weeks after the budget agreement could be funded. When asked whether the Republicans of the Seanad did not include this measure – clearly when handled properly – in their budget proposals or when they claimed in the end of a session when they were controlling the room, that spokesman had no reply.

It is worthwhile to access college funding and allow the dependents of New York military members killed or severely disabled in the duty line outside of combat zones. The controversy ended Wednesday when Gov issued. Andrew M. Cuomo an executive order to expand the MERIT program to include this group. But no one could say how many such dependents there are or how many projects are needed. For her announcement, Cuomo arrived with Mecca Nelson from Brooklyn, whose husband died in combat in Iraq and whose family had already been covered by the current program.

The imbroglio Gold Star is a suitable exercise on today's political climate. The cynical play by state Republicans found the reaction they needed and the policy they were looking for. The Democrats found the state to overcome themselves and smell them to uphold a worthwhile policy that they did not oppose.

Online: https://nwsdy.li/2DkSM41


The Daily Star of the Single Farmers Practices Act

A Queens senator is in charge of attempting to bring farm workers' rights into line with other workers in the state.

Senator Jessica Ramos has introduced the Single Farm Practices Act, which would bring collective bargaining rights, workers compensation, unemployment benefits and overtime for farm workers.

"In New York, Jim Crow-era law is still our books which refuse to people – mostly black and Latin, New-York-paid-tax – fairness with almost all other workers in this state," Ramos, The Senate said the Labor Committee said, in a statement.

On the face, we agree. Why shouldn't the people who produce our food get the same benefits as other workers?

But the reality of the case is much deeper. The impact of these changes on small family farms could be devastating if enacted individually.

"It is vital that urban law makers understand rural issues and the reality of farm workers' farms before they vote on the legislation," the Farm Bureau said in a statement.

The farm lobby is opposed to the proposed mandates, and harvest crops are a very sensitive work carried out in the context of severe weather. Some farmers have said that if they were to be mandated they must consider cutting jobs or closing their operations.

That is why it is important to listen to all sides.

There are three scheduled hearings on the bill – in Morrisville in Madison County, Sheldrake Lake in Sullivan County and Smithtown on Long Island.

We agree with some Republican makers that say more hearings are needed – especially in the northern and western areas of the state.

"Taking into account the serious damage it may have to small family farms in our state, to hard-working farmers and farm farmers, it is not possible to say that the geographical regions and the agricultural sectors are the same. all excluded from the discussion, "Sen Rob Rob Ortt, T-Tonawanda, said.

Sen. Betty Little, R-Queensbury, recommended that hearings on a Ramos bill be launched "across the state."

"This is an issue that could have a major impact on our agricultural industry, which has a significant impact across the state economy," Little said.

In a joint statement, Ramos and Sen Jen Metzger, D-Rosendale, chairman of the Seanad Agriculture Committee who represent part of Delaware County, said they expected “fair and respectful discussion” and noted that they would accept evidence. also written.

Sometimes, however, it is difficult to convey the full message in the written word.

Little, Ott and the Farm Farm cite an analysis by Farm Credit East which suggests that net farm income legislation in New York would decrease by 23 percent.

This is something that our struggling family farms cannot handle.

Chenango County Farm Bureau, President Bradd Vickers, said he recently traveled with Albany with Duane Martin, his colleague at Delaware County Farm Bureau, to lobby against the legislation.

"It's not about what works down in the city," he said. "It's about what your farmers work and the ones that do the work."

If the state enacted this legislation, something must be done to help the small farms. And the farmers themselves are the people who can offer these suggestions. They know what works and what does not work.

It may be possible to change subsidies and tax credits to help farmers absorb the costs. Alternatively, the additional costs can be passed on to consumers.

"There is a disconnection between producers and consumers," Vickers said. "In general, the consumer has no idea what it takes to produce their food."

Which shame. If people knew what it takes to produce and understand the food we eat, the farm owners and farm workers could get the wages and benefits they deserve.

Online: https://bit.ly/2PgSeB3


The New York Times on David Bernhardt as new interior secretary

17 April

Last Thursday, the Senate voted 56-to-41 to declare David Bernhardt, President Trump, to the inside secretary. Four days later, the general inspector of the ethics investigation department opened the new chief executive regarding a potential conflict of interest and other breaches.

On one level, it is great that Mr Bernhardt is not twice due to the sort of unintentional personal graphic that Trump officials have previously been placed on. His predecessor, Ryan Zinke, who inspired some of 15 ethics investigations, left his office in January still mocking a half-dozen inquiries, including whether it was an undue interest from the Montana market involving the Halliburton energy energy. Mr Bernhardt did not mislead taxpayer money on private air travel such as Tom Price, former health and human services secretary. He had not used his department's staff to run personal messages, seek jobs for his wife, did not spend public funds on a phone booth sounding $ 43,000 from la Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency.

The issues that arise around Mr Bernhardt are more traditional, more conservative and usually occur when people are led by suspects or have active hostility in their mission. With his close involvement with fossil fuels interests, Mr Bernhardt was a clear pick for President Trump, who describes his work as "energy leadership," regardless of environmental cost. In this way, the new secretary is destined for other industry defenders, such as Mr. Zinke and Mr. Zinke. Pruitt; Andrew Wheeler, the current E.P.A. chief executive; and Jeffrey Clark, former energy and climate change skeptic lawyer in charge of the department of environment and natural resources of the Department of Justice.

As deputy secretary, Mr. Bernhardt was truly working to achieve Mr Trump's vision. As The Times noted, “it has been a key policy architect not only in the efforts of opening up public land administration to energy companies, but also a plan to release the key provisions of the Endangered Species Act and for safety and environmental rules. Of oil and gas drilling equipment. "

During his hearing, Mr. Bernhardt confirmed the senators that he would continue, as secretary, to pursue the goals of President Trump diligently for the Department of the Interior. "

There is little doubt about this. What needs to be determined is whether Mr. Bernhardt is crossing legal or ethical lines to achieve these goals.

Even by ethical ethical administrative Trumpet standards, this is great.

Mr. Bernhardt is a former oil and gas stockbroker and has been under scrutiny since his entry into the Department of Interior in 2017 as deputy secretary. Many of the complaints under review have now been reflected in three investigations carried out by The Times, which alleged that Mr. The toxic effects of certain pesticides on hundreds of endangered species and its office were used to promote policies favorable to former clients. Separately, CNN reported that the department had made at least 15 policy changes, decisions or proposals that would directly benefit Bernhardt's former clients.

New questions are also emerging on Mr Bernhardt's possible breach of public record laws. This week, the department admitted that aides meetings with industry groups from their public schedule deliberately and, contrary to previous claims, kept their private schedule on a single Google document that their team writes to regular it. The National Archives and Records Administration felt that it had changed.

Senator Ron Wyden, Democrat of Oregon, argued that Mr Bernhardt's declaration would be delayed until some of the ethical clouds could be expelled. This idea was not made anywhere in the Seanad under Republican control. When the inspector's inquiry office announced his inquiry, Mr Wyden was fast approaching, "We now have a secretary inside who was in post for one full business day and is already under investigation."

Online: https://nyti.ms/2v9miFw


The Post-Standard Syracuse on basketball players pay

11 April

We have ended another college basketball season to reach after NCAA Tournament was excellent. As always, the dollar was running between the NCAA, television networks, sponsors and colleges. In fact, the players who were playing the games are the only one who has not made any money.

The NCAA dealt with 14 years and $ 10.8 billion with Turner and SPC through 2024 for televising the competition. In 2016, the discussion was expanded through 2032 for a further $ 8.8 billion.

The average pay for Final Four coaches this year is $ 3,426,891 (this does not include potential bonus pay), according to the US Today salary database.

Tom Izzo, Michigan State: $ 4,157,562

Tony Bennett from Virginia: $ 4,150,000

Chris Beard with Texas Tech: $ 2,800,000

Bruce Pearl Auburn: $ 2,600,000

The NCAA makes sure that the money gets plenty of people, not just the players.

We've heard all the arguments against the players who pay: They get full scholarships, they get great exposure, they get a great experience in college.

All that is wonderful. You also know what they deserve – a cut of the money they help with.

For the 2017-18 season, Syracuse's basketball program generated revenue of $ 31.8 million in revenue, according to financial data provided by the university to the federal government each year. This was the third highest in Section I. The school spent more than $ 14.7 million, including $ 2.7 million compensation for coach head Jim Boeheim. That left a surplus of $ 17 million.

Yes, the school uses part of that $ 17 million surplus to fund its non-income sport. However, there should be enough money left to pay players.

In the NBA, players are negotiating to acquire 49% of the income associated with basketball. As a thought experiment, Business Insider adopts the NBA model and uses it to assess the value of what a college would be worth if their schools were granted any financial rights. This formula calculates the value of a Syracuse scholarship player on average at $ 1.2 million in 2017-18.

How would that system work? Just like any other pro sports league in which teams decide how to spend money on players. Tyus Battle could make more money than the eighth man on the bench. It seems that it works directly in NBA, NFL, Big League Baseball and the NHL.

Besides not paying for playing, the NCAA does not allow the players their names and their profit names.

Shortly after your Battle declared that he was leaving Syracuse to enter the NBA, he signed an electronic signature for money by Destiny USA. The only reason he could not do this when he was at school was because of the depth of the NCAA.

It is clear that the stars in the EU value our community and they should have every opportunity, such as Boeheim and the other coaches you see in advertisements at all times, to benefit from that value. For most of the players, they do not go on to stars or even play in the NBA, they can be marketed.

College sports payment players would fundamentally change – and that's okay.

Online: https://bit.ly/2Guf4CE


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