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In New York: Cuomo and Investigating the Legislature

Richard Brodsky | Posted 08.20.2013 | New York
Richard Brodsky

The rash of indictments of state officials has prompted a wide range of legal and political responses. High on the list has been Governor Cuomo's repeated suggestion that he will convene a Moreland Act Commission. The legal basis for the governor's suggestion is at best uncertain.

Pass Women's Equality Agenda Now!

Joelle Wyser-Pratte | Posted 07.31.2013 | New York
Joelle Wyser-Pratte

While politicians -- disproportionately, overwhelmingly men -- continue to squabble over issues that they haven't experienced and don't understand, the ability for women to empower themselves continues to hang in the balance.

The Next Mayor's Biggest Challenge

Carol Kellermann | Posted 07.20.2013 | New York
Carol Kellermann

There would be no way to pay these large sums without sharp tax increases and significant spending cuts. While collective bargaining should not be conducted in public, with the stakes this high, taxpayers should pay attention to how candidates handle their courtship of union members' votes.

PHOTOS: Governor Cuomo Takes On The Kardashian Fashion Empire

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 05.21.2013 | Style

You'd think after all the legal trouble the Kardashians faced with their beauty line, Khloe Kardashian would smarten up before shilling any potentiall...

A Big Move for a Small State -- Delaware Bans Shark Fins

Francesca Koe | Posted 05.17.2013 | Green
Francesca Koe

The demand for shark fins is what drives almost all shark deaths. Some species may have declined by as much as 97-99 percent in the last 35 years. In other words, as few as one out of 100 may be left of some species.

Cuomo: Referendum On NY Casinos Could Be Delayed

Newsday | Yancey Roy | Posted 07.02.2013 | New York

ALBANY -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Wednesday that the state could put off a casino referendum until 2014, instead of this year, as long has been expe...

New Bill From Cuomo Targets Corruption

Newsday | Posted 06.30.2013 | New York

ALBANY -- Public officials for the first time would face a misdemeanor if they fail to report suspected corruption by a colleague, under a bill unveil...

Minimum Wage Deal a Mixed Bag for Workers

Charlene Obernauer | Posted 05.22.2013 | New York
Charlene Obernauer

In Governor Cuomo's budget, low-income workers will see increases to their wages, but some of the hardest working New Yorkers will be excluded.

Can New York State Power its Way to a Sustainable Future?

Stacy Clark | Posted 05.12.2013 | Green
Stacy Clark

As fossil fuel exploration and extraction become riskier, their associated external costs will increase exponentially, whereas clean energy alternatives will stabilize energy costs for taxpayers and corporations. This is the arithmetic that could forever change America's perception of renewables.

Lynne Peeples

Governing Fracking Or Fracking Government? Watchdogs Question Conflicts Of Interest | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.27.2013 | Green

After facing heat from fellow residents of Red Wing, Minn., over his ties with an industry group intent on increasing frac sand mining in the state, t...

Town Board to Residents: Shut Up About That Darn Fracking Thing, Willya?

OnEarth | Posted 04.15.2013 | Green

By Scott Dodd, OnEarth During my 12-year career as a newspaper reporter, I spent thousands of hours sitting through city council meetings, zoning boa...

Governor Cuomo: Not One Well!

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 04.13.2013 | New York
Mark Ruffalo

If rumor becomes plan, then the residents of the Southern Tier become unwilling lab rats in our governor's fracking experiment. It's an experiment that risks ruin for many in the form of poisoned water, toxic air, burning flare stacks, mystery chemicals, and 24/7 noise.

Stranded New Yorkers Feared The Worst During Winter Storm

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 02.10.2013 | New York

FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. -- Stranded for hours on a snow-covered road, Priscilla Arena prayed, took out a sheet of loose-leaf paper and wrote what she thoug...

Investing in Nature in a Post-Sandy World

Mark Tercek | Posted 03.17.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

Hurricane Sandy has made it clear that addressing coastal resiliency and protecting coastal communities is fundamental to public safety, health and economic well-being. With the enormous opportunity that comes with rebuilding, New York can be a leader.

Cuomo Declares Public Health Emergency To Combat Flu

Reuters | Posted 03.14.2013 | New York

Jan 12 (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a public health emergency on Saturday, giving pharmacists permission to administer flu va...

Flood Walls For Subways? Sea Barriers Along Coast?

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 01.12.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- A commission formed to examine ways to guard against storms like Sandy released a report Friday that calls for flood walls in subways,...

Cuomo: Pols Should Ignore 'Extremists' In Gun Debate

Newsday | Yancey Roy | Posted 03.13.2013 | New York

ALBANY -- As the NRA called him "America's most anti-gun governor," Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Thursday it would be a "dereliction" of duty if state le...


AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 01.10.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's fiery State of the State speech pushed the state onto the national stage over gun control and other progr...

Cuomo To Propose Assault Weapon Ban

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 03.11.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for tougher state bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines of ammunition as part of ...

Cuomo To Announce LIPA Privatization Plan

Newsday | Mark Harrington | Posted 03.11.2013 | New York

The Cuomo administration is expected to announce Wednesday a plan to privatize LIPA -- and senior administration officials said the blueprint calls fo...

Cuomo Pushing Assault Weapons Ban

AP | Posted 01.07.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says his state needs to ban assault weapons outright, not just rely on increased penalties under current ru...

The Answer Is Not Fracking or Coal. It's Neither.

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 02.06.2013 | Green
J. Mijin Cha

Continuing the moratorium against fracking in New York State does not mean that New York's only option is to use more coal. The question must be whether fracking harms the health of community members, not whether fracking is less dangerous than coal.

Cuomo Goes To White House For Sandy Relief

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 02.02.2013 | New York

WASHINGTON — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo emerged Monday from meetings with top Obama administration officials and congressional leaders "optimist...

The Central Park Five Deserve Economic Justice

Tom Allon | Posted 01.29.2013 | New York
Tom Allon

When you rob five young men of their youth, innocence and educational opportunity and put them and their families through hell for more than a decade, you owe them more than an apology -- you owe them restitution.

New York Health Professionals Call for Solid Science in Assessing Fracking's Health Risks

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 01.28.2013 | Green
Alison Rose Levy

Given such concerns as radioactivity, dangerous air pollution, and water contamination, a comprehensive, thorough and detailed assessment is a must for New York, one of the most populated states in the country, say the health professionals.