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October, 2014

Arthur “Jerry” Kremer on The Upcoming Elections and Issues that Will Make, or Break, Candidates

In just a few days, New Yorkers will head to the polls. Empire Chairman Arthur “Jerry” Kremer has been discussing pertinent election-year issues with local media.

In the MidHudson News, Kremer discusses how local issues are affecting races and making this a difficult election year to read at the district level. Read more here.

In The Legislative Gazzette, Kremer discusses how  seemingly narrow issues can affects races in different parts of the state. Read more here.

Student Loans: America’s Next Financial Crisis

Student Loans: America’s Next Financial Crisis

As high-school juniors and seniors start their search for the college where they will spend the next four years of their lives, they need to take a long, hard look at how to pay for it.

Education is the one of the most important pillars on which our American democracy stands, and many of our higher-education institutions are world-renowned. However, the pursuit of a good education has been corrupted in recent years by greed in the form of glossy advertisements pitching students the chance at a wonderful future while hiding from them the true cost.

During the last 30 years, the cost of obtaining a college degree has risen an inconceivable 1,120 percent. In comparison, housing costs have risen 175 percent, and the cost of medical care has risen 454 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In May, the New York Federal Reserve posted its quarterly report on U.S. household debt, and to no one’s surprise, college loans topped the list at a whopping $1.1 trillion — the largest ever recorded. With these mounting educational costs comes an increase in student-loan defaults. So many people have high student-loan debts, and there can be no doubt that another financial crisis is on the horizon.

 

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Arthur “Jerry” Kremer in The Albany Times Union on Governor Cuomo’s Upcoming Trips Overseas

Arthur “Jerry” Kremer in The Albany Times Union on Governor Cuomo’s Upcoming Trips Overseas

It’s unclear if Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plans to travel to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic in the near future will involve any other elected officials.

Like jaunts to Ireland, Italy and Israel, a trip to the islands could be viewed as a standard stop for any New York governor keen to reach out to significant ethic groups.

Cuomo on Monday stressed that he hasn’t finalized details of the upcoming trip. “I’d like to visit before Election Day just as a sign of respect to those communities,” he said.

Also not yet finalized: Whether he’ll be accompanied by members of the state Senate’s Democratic conference with Puerto Rican or Dominican roots.

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Arthur “Jerry” Kremer moderates Nuclear Energy Panel

Arthur “Jerry” Kremer moderates Nuclear Energy Panel

Last month, Arthur “Jerry” Kremer moderated a panel on the value of nuclear power to New York and to the country. Former Senators Evan Bayh (D-IL) and Judd Gregg (R-NH) participated along with former EPA Administrator Carol M. Browner.

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Arthur “Jerry” Kremer was the Keynote Speaker at the Queens Chamber of Commerce Inaugural Energy Committee Meeting

Arthur “Jerry” Kremer was the Keynote Speaker at the Queens Chamber of Commerce Inaugural Energy Committee Meeting

A CALL FOR INCREASED ENERGY

Chairman of the New York Affordable Reliable Electricity Alliance Arthur “Jerry” Kremer was the keynote speaker on Sept. 24 at the first meeting of the Queens Chamber of Commerce’s Energy Committee in East Elmhurst.

“New York has become No! York on energy matters,” warned Kremer, a former state assemblyman. Queens is home to more than 50 percent of the energy manufacturing in New York City, but increasing numbers of electronic devices, smartphones and tablets have created a critical energy issue.

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