Archive for March 2016

State’s ‘back door’ borrowing – By George J. Marlin

March 22, 2016

This column I wrote appeared on March 17, 2016 in Long Island Now and in Blank Slate Media newspapers.

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Catholic ‘Reagan Democrats’: Still a Political Force? – By George J. Marlin

March 10, 2016

This article I wrote appeared on The Catholic Thing web site on March 10, 2016.

The Jon Kaiman for Congress Watch, March 5, 2016 – By George J. Marlin

March 5, 2016

The Nassau Interim Finance Authority (NIFA) comes under the state’s Public Authorities 2009 Reform Act, which requires board members, as fiduciaries, to act independently of elected officials and to give a “contemporaneous record” to NIFA officials of “any conversation in person or by telephonic or other remote means, or corresponding between any lobbyist engaged in the act of lobbying….”

Questions:

Mr. Kaiman:  Did you ever receive marching orders from a member of the governor’s staff concerning NIFA matters?

Mr. Kaiman:  Did you properly report meetings with lobbyists or other parties who attempt to influence any determination “by a public official … related to a government procurement?”

Mr. Kaiman:  Will you release your meetings/luncheon calendar for the period you were NIFA chairman? If you decline to do so, please explain?

Mr. Kaiman:  If you dined with a lobbyist or someone acting in a similar capacity seeking favor or action by NIFA, in a restaurant or a town-owned club (for example, Frank’s Steak House or Harbor Links), did you pay your fair share for the meal and adult refreshments and not a nominal amount?

Oyster Bay’s financial woes: A disgrace – By George J. Marlin

March 3, 2016

This column I wrote appeared on March 3, 2016 in Long Island Now and in Blank Slate Media newspapers.