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NY Assembly Passes Two-year Fracking Moratorium, Senate Expected to Follow

Steve Horn | Posted 05.07.2013 | New York
Steve Horn

This is the third time the Assembly has passed such a bill, with similar moratorium bills passing in 2010 and 2011, but then dying a slow death in the Senate and never reaching the governor's desk, meaning the de facto moratorium has remained in place. Could the third time be a charm in 2013 in the Empire State?

John Celock

Surprise Twist In Final State Race | John Celock | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

Democrats have officially captured a majority of the seats in the New York State Senate, but Republicans will continue to control the chamber, through...

Independent Democrats Ally With Republicans To Take New York Senate

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York's state Senate will be run by a coalition of Republicans and Independent Democrats after election results had initially left De...

Republicans Gain New Benefactors

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

A group of four Democratic state senators in New York plan to form a coalition to give control of the state Senate to Republicans, just weeks after De...

Dems Probably Won't Control NY State Senate, After All

Posted 11.28.2012 | New York

Democratic New York State Senator Jeffrey Klein says he's in favor of a "bipartisan coalition" to rule the state Senate, according to The New York Tim...

Teen's Suicide Prompts Cyberbullying Bill

Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

Following the tragic suicide of Staten Island 15-year-old Amanda Cummings last week, a local lawmaker has introduced a bill that would create harsher ...

Report: Marriage Equality In NY Would Earn State $391 Million

Posted 07.11.2011 | New York

The State Senate's Independent Democratic Conference has released a report showing that marriage equality in New York state would generate $391 millio...