Love of country, love of Jewish community and love of Israel. Those have been driving forces for Frank Lautenberg, who is nearing the end of his career in the United States Senate, and they are the qualities that make an upcoming tribute by the Jewish community something I am proud to commemorate.
Nursing homes and geriatric centers run by UJA-Federation of New York could be so badly hit by the cuts in state Medicaid spending announced this week by Gov. David Paterson that their future may be threatened, a UJA-Federation official warned this week.
If Gov. David Paterson gets past the continuing controversies over his private life, he may emerge as a formidable advocate for private-school families.
Paterson “is a friend to efforts to secure help for tuition-paying families,” says Michael Tobman of Teach NYS, the group lobbying for a tax break for private school parents. “As Senate minority leader he supported the 2006 education tax credit campaign.”