Taped 3-21-2008-Kirt sits down with JACK CONWAY-Attorney General of Kentucky-as he illuminates the audience & viewer on his political leadership journey to become the 50th KY. Attorney General. NOTE: this interview was taped prior to Conway's rise to KY. A.G. AND his 2010 U.s. Senatorial run against U.S. Senator Rand Paul-) Please see his detailed bio @: www.leadershiplandscapetv.com/episodes/jack-conway+ More details
Joined by Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and local officials at Buffalo's Old County Hall, Attorney General Schneiderman announced his lawsuit against HSBC Bank USA for failing to follow State law related to foreclosure actions, putting homeowners at greater risk of losing their homes. Thousands of foreclosure cases statewide languish for months, even years, in a backlog known as the "shadow docket" because financial institutions like HSBC delay filing the paperwork that triggers court-supervised settlement conferences that can help families keep their homes. Press Release http://ag.ny.gov/press-release/ag-schneiderman-sues-hsbc-holding-hundreds-struggling-homeowners-legal-limbo+ More details
Attorney General Schneiderman was joined by New York State Senator Lanza, New York State Assemblyman Cusick and community leaders on Staten Island to celebrate the implementation of a key component of New York State's innovative program for preventing prescription drug abuse, the Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing (I-STOP) Act. Starting August 27, 2013, doctors will have to check a real-time database before prescribing powerful medications - and pharmacists will have to enter into it every opiate prescription they fill, sending out red flags for overprescription and stemming the tide of narcotic painkiller abuse. Press Release: http://ag.ny.gov/press-release/ag-schneiderman-highlights-innovative-program-prevent-prescription-drug-abuse+ More details
Joined by Rochester Mayor Thomas Richards, Rochester City Council President Lovely Warren, NYS Senator Ted O'Brien, NYS Assemblyman Joseph Morelle, and other local officials, Attorney General Schneiderman dedicated $2.78 million in grant funding to the Rochester Land Bank Corporation as part of the first round of his $20 million commitment to support land banks statewide, helping to restore New York neighborhoods hit hard by the housing crisis.+ More details
A.G. Schneiderman announced that NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has joined the Secure Our Smartphones (S.O.S.) Initiative, a groundbreaking international coalition of law enforcement officers and consumer activists calling on the smartphone industry to implement meaningful solutions to stop the smartphone theft epidemic.+ More details
Joined by Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, and other local officials, Attorney General Schneiderman announced more than $2 million in grant funding to the Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Bank Corporation as part of the first round of his $20 million commitment to support land banks statewide, helping to restore New York neighborhoods hit hard by the housing crisis.+ More details
One year after superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast, Attorney General Schneiderman was joined by Senate Majority Coalition Co-Leader Dean Skelos and NYS Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg to announce that he secured agreements with four charitable organizations, including the Red Cross, that will provide nearly $10 million of assistance to communities still struggling to recover.+ More details
With the help of the Southwest Gun Buyback Committee and the Rochester Police Department, A.G. Schneiderman kicked off his office's gun buyback in Rochester, the first in his effort to bring similar events to cities across New York. By encouraging gun owners to turn in their weapons for cash-for-guns, this program aims to remove deadly firearms from locations where they can be stolen or otherwise misused.+ More details
Joined by the members of the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group he co-chairs, A.G. Schneiderman announced a landmark $13 billion deal with JPMorgan Chase to resolve charges of misconduct leading up to the 2008 financial crisis.+ More details
Attorney General Schneiderman proposed the TRAMS Act ("Tax Relief for Active Military Service"), legislation to ease the burdens of home ownership on active-duty service members by allowing them to apply for significant property tax exemptions.+ More details
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