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Last Chance for New York State Senate to Improve State's Birth Control Access

Joan Malin | Posted 06.16.2016 | New York
Joan Malin

It's so important that New Yorkers make sure the Senate's leadership stands up for equal access to birth control. Senate Majority Leader Flanagan must act now to ensure New Yorkers are not shortchanged when it comes to their reproductive health care.

New York Restroom Access - Just Think About It!

Rebecca Kaplan | Posted 06.12.2016 | New York
Rebecca Kaplan

The "gotta go" feeling can pop up anywhere and at anytime and if a public restroom is not available, business owners currently can refuse access to an employee-only restroom to people with these debilitating digestive diseases.

New York Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos Resigns Amid Corruption Charges

Reuters | Daniel Wiessner | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics

May 11 (Reuters) - New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos on Monday said he would resign his leadership post a week after being charged i...

Governor Cuomo Should Veto the Mold Legislation and Start From Square One

Elizabeth Glass Geltman | Posted 01.21.2015 | New York
Elizabeth Glass Geltman

Governor Cuomo should veto the legislation. A new mold bill should be written that includes stiff penalties. The bill should also require training of all mold workers, photographic documentation, and third party verification that mold remediation is properly completed.

Senator Leaders, Let Us Live and Die With Dignity

Anita Savello | Posted 08.18.2014 | New York
Anita Savello

If New York State Senate leaders get their way, I may not live to see the Compassionate Care Act -- a bill to create a well regulated medical marijuana program for seriously ill or debilitated New Yorkers -- become law.

The Women's Equality Act: A No Brainer for New York

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 08.12.2013 | New York
Taina Bien-Aime

The legislation is testament that we cannot parse out women's rights, drop by drop. It is recognition that if New York doesn't legislate against discrimination, it in effect condones inequality.

Former NY State Senator Dies

Newsday | Paul Larocco | Posted 07.29.2013 | New York

Former State Sen. Caesar Trunzo, a Brentwood Republican who wielded significant political influence throughout Islip Town over a nearly 40 year career...

Paul Blumenthal

New York Campaign Finance Reformers Win Big | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the last outstanding race for a New York State Senate seat called on Friday, campaign finance reform in the Empire State is also lo...

Tea Party Favorite Flip-Flops

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

A New York state senator elected with Tea Party support reversed himself and supported a minimum wage hike on Wednesday, less than a week after he sai...

Hey, Mitt, This Senator Put Tax Returns Online

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.27.2012 | Politics

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) doesn't mention Mitt Romney and his undisclosed tax returns, but she doesn't have to with her latest transparency ini...

Brothers Run For State Legislature

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

Two 20-something brothers from Brooklyn say that their bids for seats in the New York state legislature are not a way for them to find wives. Mois...

NY Senate Proposing Limits On Welfare To Stop Spending On Booze And Gambling

Posted 06.14.2012 | New York

Members of the New York Senate are proposing legislation to bar welfare spending on various social vices including alcohol, cigarettes, and gambling. ...

Another Giuliani Reportedly Running For Office

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

Rudy S. Giuliani, the 28-year-old namesake cousin of the former New York mayor, is a likely Republican candidate for a state Senate seat in New York t...

Rush Limbaugh's TV Patron Challenges Kirsten GIllibrand

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

In the department of not-good timing, the latest candidate hoping to challenge New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has as one of his claims to...

New York Declares War On Wine

Adam Morganstern | Posted 05.07.2012 | New York
Adam Morganstern

The most important wine region to New Yorkers isn't Bordeaux. It's New Jersey, where almost all the fine wine they drink is warehoused. An amendment before the New York Senate would end this practice.

John Celock

New York State Lawmaker Seeks Updated Abortion And Contraception Laws | John Celock | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

A Democratic New York state senator is pushing a bill to establish one of the most liberal state abortion laws in the country by effectively codifying...

Michael McAuliff

Job Search CEO Weighing N.Y. Senate Bid Was Sued By Own Workers | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The jobs-search CEO and raunchy blogger who is getting set to challenge Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) was once sued for back pay and ...

Michael McAuliff

Kirsten Gillibrand's Likely Senate Challenger Confronted By Lewd, Raunchy Web History | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Most corporate executives and would-be politicians tend to be careful about what they post online. But Marc Cenedella, the CEO of TheLad...

Jumping The Turnstile Might Cost You $500

Posted 01.24.2012 | New York

Whether you've run out of cash or are a fugitive baffled by MetroCard vending machines, straphangers may need to start thinking twice before jumping t...

Embarrassing Blog Posts Under The Name Of Senate Hopeful Discovered

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

Social media offers political candidates new ways to connect with voters, but for some, it can prove to be an embarrassing window into a past life. ...

On Corn And Marriage: A Rabbi's Reflections From The New York Senate Gallery

Rabbi Andrea Myers | Posted 08.27.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Andrea Myers

I went to Albany on Friday not expecting anything to change. But I got to witness what was a sacred moment. I got to see thoughtfulness and deliberation lead people to change their minds and their votes.

WATCH: Celebrations Of Gay Marriage Bill Outside New York's Stonewall Inn

Posted 08.25.2011 | New York

When news broke that New York would be the sixth state to legalize gay marriage, New Yorkers flooded the streets in jubilation. More than 40 years ...

New York Gay Marriage Legalization Transformed National Debate: Legal Experts

Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK (Reuters) - When New York became the sixth and by far the largest state to legalize same-sex marriage, following a grueling overtime session ...

PHOTOS: Joy In The Streets As New Yorkers React To Gay Marriage Passage

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 08.24.2011 | New York

New York became the sixth state in the union to support same sex marriage on Friday. New Yorkers watched with bated breath as the Senate debated t...

PHOTOS: Politicians React To Legalization Of Gay Marriage In New York

Posted 08.24.2011 | New York

New York lawmakers approved legislation to legalize same-sex marriage on Friday evening. The measure passed the Republican-controlled state Senate...