Last fiscal year the federal government set a new record for the highest percentage of contracting dollars awarded to women-owned small businesses in the history of the United States. 17.8 billion dollars was injected into the U.S. economy through women-owned small business contracts.
Little gets done in Washington these days until the final second of the last minute before a deadline. Now lending supported by the Small Business Administration is the next important area to be hampered by Congressional inaction.
Brooklynites didn't really need de Blasio or me or anyone else. In late April, after weeks of rainy marches and rallies, SUNY withdrew its plan to close LICH. For a moment at least, the community and workers had saved their hospital.
We New Yorkers luckily have the governor we now do, and a good slate of candidates to choose from. Not a single scandal-plagued, prostitute-patronizing, tax-evading, child-porn loving, wacko in the bunch...as far as we know.