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Loving Daughter Starts #DateDiane Campaign So Her Mom Won't Be Lonely

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.14.2015 | Home

One mom is about to get a lot more friends, thanks to a thoughtful daughter and the nice people of the Interwebs. Diane Hoit, who lives in Albany, New...

Bin Laden 'Manhunt' Has Lessons For Albany Schools

Art Brodsky | Posted 07.03.2013 | Home
Art Brodsky

Every day, stories are in the newspapers trying to figure out what made the Tsarnaev brothers do what they did. To get to the why, you have to get into the head of the person.

Fair Elections for NY: Make It There, It'll Make It Anywhere

Jonathan Backer | Posted 07.17.2012 | New York
Jonathan Backer

As Lawrence Lessig says, "It is as if America ran two elections every cycle, one a money election and one a voting election. To get to the second, you need to win the first. But to win the first, you must keep that tiniest fraction of the one percent happy."

Houdini Mehlman and His Bag of Gay Tricks

Adrian Margaret Brune | Posted 08.07.2011 | New York
Adrian Margaret Brune

Today, Ken Mehlman is at the state capital in Albany trying to drum up support for gay marriage in NY. But he is not adding anything to the gay community; he is simply trying to pick up the pieces of his own mistakes.

How Albany Kills Job Creation

Kathryn Wylde | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kathryn Wylde

The only good way to end New York state's fiscal crisis is job creation and economic growth -- but much of state government doesn't seem to have gotten the message.

Sex, Lies, Scandals and Governor David Paterson

John Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Robinson

I am very disappointed in David Paterson. Our governor broke the rules he is supposed to uphold. More than that, he had an opportunity to be a leader...

The Corrupt Spectacle of New York's State Government

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Cohen

The corrupt and dysfunctional environment in Albany does not excuse the abuse of power of which the governor, the state police and his top aide have been accused.

N.Y. group asks caves nationwide to be closed due to bat deaths | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ALBANY, N.Y. -- An advocacy group alarmed over the mass die-off of bats with white-nose syndrome asked the Department of Interior today to close all b...

N.Y. declares state of emergency due to rise in swine flu cases | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Matt Rainey/The Star-LedgerEmployees of Morristown Memorial Hospital receive flu vaccinations on Sept. 17 at the hospital in Morristown. ALBANY, N.Y. ...

N.Y. Senate votes on gay marriage | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ALBANY, N.Y. -- The state senate will take a long-awaited vote on a bill to legalize gay marriage. But the outcome of the vote today that could give f...

Joe Bruno Guilty, NY Senate Rules Should Be Named Co-Conspirator

Brian Keeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brian Keeler

Because there has been no threat to the power structure in Albany for so long, players left and right have learned to play the system, and the lawmakers have done nothing to upset the cart.

Help Local Reporters in Haiti

Bronx News Network | Bronx News Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

By now much of the world has learned about the catastrophic earthquake that happened in Haiti this week. I think everyone at the Bronx News Network w...

Rudy Giuliani considers N.Y. Senate bid, despite pressure for Gov run | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who many Republicans have been pushing to run for governor in 2010, is instead leaning more ...

Fatal fungus found in N.J. kills off 93 percent of N.Y. bat population | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Bat populations in caves struck by deadly white-nose syndrome have plunged by up to 93 percent, according to a survey of Northeast hib...

Does Bloomberg Really Want to Save Mass Transit?

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

If Mayor Bloomberg is keen to improve mass transit in New York City, he should begin by making a larger commitment from the city's huge capital budget.

NY Lawmakers "Double Dipping": Take Pensions On Top Of Salary Pay

New York Times | DANNY HAKIM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY -- When Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg retired last year, there were no sendoffs, no cakes and no serenades. In fact, no one even knew he had l...

NYC Left High and Dry

Ester Fuchs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ester Fuchs

NYC is the poster child for America's dysfunctional federalism. It makes no difference the magnitude of the crisis. We can be in the deepest recession since the great Depression and the City is held hostage to the unaccountable politics of Albany.

The Albany Coup In Pictures (SLIDESHOW)

The Huffington Post | Dennis Tang | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The New York State Senate adjourned today for the summer, after one of the more absurd periods in its history. Take a look back on a month of political bedlam in Albany with this handy slideshow summary.

Mayor Bloomberg's School Control Bill Is Stalled In Senate

New York Times | JEREMY W. PETERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY -- Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's efforts to renew his control of New York City's school system stalled on Wednesday as Senate Democrats insisted...

Albany Senators Have Paychecks Withheld

New York Daily News | Kenneth Lovett and Glenn Blain | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Thirty-one days into their stalemate, do-nothing warring state senators are having their salaries withheld Wednesday - for the first time since the in...

Albany Chaos Could Lead To City Hiring Freeze

NBC New York | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Don't hire anyone! That's the message from City Hall to New York City agencies. Sponsored Topics: New York City - United States - New York - City...

Today In HuffPost New York

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

There is nothing more depressing than realizing you weren't being cynical enough about politicians.

Albany Nightmare

Barbara Bartoletti | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Barbara Bartoletti

In Albany, dysfunction is a way of life, journalists, lobbyists and political pundits who walk the marble halls of the Capitol have learned over the decades how to menuver around this dysfunction.

Unemployment Benefit Increase Campaign Sidetracked By Senate Chaos

New York Times | PATRICK McGEEHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A campaign to increase New York's unemployment benefits for the first time in a decade has been sidetracked by the political stalemate in Albany. Des...

Mayor Bloomberg Declares War On Albany, Insists Movement On Control Bill

New York Post | Carl Campanile | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A furious Mayor Bloomberg has declared war on Albany -- warning the Senate clowns and their ringmaster that he's sick of watching them play power game...