Oct 09, 2018
Statement From Legislator Alden H. Wolfe Regarding the Sain Property
It's strange that it took until now for Ed Day to realize that the sale of the Sain Property to National Development was a dead deal. The rest of us knew it months ago after the Legislature formally declined to support it.
Feb 13, 2018
Statement From Deputy Majority Leader Alden H. Wolfe On The Investigation Into Aetna’s Practices
"We are shocked to learn that California's insurance commissioner is investigating Aetna after a former medical director allegedly admitted never having looked at patients' records when deciding whether to approve or deny care. This development is yet another reason why Ed Day's plan to move our 2,600 retirees from the Empire Plan to Aetna requires our focused attention and scrutiny. Our retirees...
Sep 06, 2016
Statement From Rockland County Legislature Chairman Alden H. Wolfe Regarding The CSEA Litigation
Once again, I find myself in the position of responding to a tempest in a teapot that has grown way out of proportion on social media. I refer to the litigation brought by the CSEA regarding Ed Day's unilateral closure of Summit Park, which was decided on August 3rd.
Jun 22, 2016
Comments From Chairman Alden H. Wolfe At Legislature Meeting Regarding Sain Building
There are those in this world who seek to work collaboratively to reach common goals, and then there are those who insist on simply having it their way. Sadly, once again, we find ourselves in the position of dealing with a County Executive who insists on using political pressure rather than dialogue to achieve his goal of selling the Sain Property in 2016.
Jun 08, 2016
Chairman Wolfe's Comments to the NRC on Indian Point Units 2 & 3
I'm here tonight to express my opinion about Indian Point and its future, and frankly, I believe the facts show that there should be NO future for this plant, a plant that seems to suffer one problem after another – and not just everyday workplace problems, but genuine life-threatening crises that must concern us all.
Apr 27, 2016
Wolfe Statement On Denial Of Parole To Convicted Brink's Robbery Mastermind
"While this crime was committed nearly 35 years ago, for many in Rockland, it remains as fresh and as painful as the day it happened," Wolfe said. "This attack – an attack on our entire society – left three families without their fathers, sons and husbands. The convicted killer can never be allowed to serve less than the full federal sentence for planning and carrying out this violent crime. I...
Apr 14, 2016
Wolfe Statement On Elected Officials, Criminal Charges And The Public Trust
"Any time an elected official is charged with a crime that betrays public trust, we all suffer. Such actions chip away at the public's confidence in good government."
Jan 08, 2015
Annual Reorganization Jan 6, 2015 - Comments by Chairman Alden H. Wolfe
A part of me looks back thinking that 2014 was a year filled with political distractions that pulled our focus away from the important business of government, but in truth, it was an unprecedented year of accomplishment for this body and its members.
Jun 27, 2014
Comments In Response To PSC Decision Issued On June 26, 2014 In The Base Rate Case - With Soaring Water Rates Chairman Wolfe Wants More Oversight Of United Water
Any water rate hike is unacceptable, but the Public Service Commission's decision to grant United Water the minimum amount allowed within the law is a partial victory and a positive sign. It shows that the Public Service Commission has recognized the inefficiencies in United Water's management and operations and its adversarial relationship with our community.
Jan 09, 2014
Statement from Rockland County Legislature Chairman Alden H. Wolfe on Governor Cuomo's State of the State
Governor Cuomo has provided a clear statement of his vision for New York in 2014. He's developed a strong and aggressive plan, and I applaud his focus on storm preparedness, infrastructure upgrades and economic development. I also support his proposals to expand full-day pre-kindergarten and fund technological improvements in public schools, two initiatives that will give our students important...
Jan 08, 2014
Alden H. Wolfe Remarks Upon Being Appointed as Chairman of the Legislature
I have to say from the outset that I'm honored and humbled by the confidence placed in me by my colleagues this evening. I thank Judge Walsh for his friendship and for giving of his time this evening to administer the oath. I also offer my sincere gratitude to Harriet, Michael and Ilan for their kind words. It's a little disconcerting to sit here and listen to these types of comments, and I find...