(WHITE PLAINS, NY) The “Children’s Product Safety Act”, proposed by Majority Leader Catherine Borgia (D-Ossining) has passed the Board of Legislators unanimously and now awaits the signature or veto of the County Executive.  The Children’s Product Safety Act will prevent the sale of infant and children’s products that include harmful toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde, benzene, lead, mercury, antimony, arsenic, cadium and cobalt within the County of Westchester.

(WHITE PLAINS, NY) In response to County Executive Rob Astorino’s 2015 State of the County Address, the Democrats on the Board of Legislators issued a taxpayer “report card” for County government’s past performance.  The Democratic response, given by Majority Leader Catherine Borgia (D-Ossining), laid out specific examples of how their actions have already benefited Westchester residents and articulated the failures of the Astorino administration on behalf of county taxpayers.

With many Westchester families buying Easter baskets and holiday toys this week, Majority Leader, Legislator Catherine Borgia (D) Ossining, reminds consumers of dangerous chemicals that are contained in some of the toys on store shelves.  Legislator Borgia is sponsoring legislation called the Children’s Product Safety Act requiring retailers to test toys for sale which may contain certain dangerous chemicals.

On Wednesday, Legislator Peter Harckham (D) North Salem, Chair of the Board of Legislators (BOL) Labor, Parks, Planning and Housing Committee, (LPPH) announced, at a meeting of the committee, that Deputy County Executive, Kevin Plunkett would forward to the BOL, the report on operations at Playland Amusement Park that was produced by Consultant Dan Biederman of Biederman Redevelopment Ventures. 

White Plains, NY – Three Democratic caucus members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators strongly condemned today the decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to grant a key approval to Houston, Texas-based Spectra Energy Corporation for its Algonquin natural gas pipeline. The major construction project would replace the existing 26-inch diameter pipe for pressurized gas with a new 42-inch pipe at numerous locations between Rockland County and Massachusetts via Northern Westchester and Putnam County.