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Holder Backs Lawsuit Against Cuomo For Failing To Provide Legal Services To The Poor

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder, who will reportedly announce his resignation on Thursday, has lent his endorsement to a class-action lawsuit that accuse...

Cuomo, Corruption and Voters

Richard Brodsky | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

Long story short, Cuomo kept hammering the legislature as corrupt, evidenced by a series of thefts and misappropriations. He created an investigative commission that lurched into the world of petty thievery, and then lurched into the more interesting question of who was giving huge dollars to who, and for what.

New York Needs To Legalize Medical Marijuana Now, Here's Why

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner & Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

New York is poised to become the 23rd state to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. The Compassionate Care Act, sponsored by Assemb...

Catholic Education Ad Campaign in the Empire State Strikes Back

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 08.05.2014 | New York
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

With choice, parents can opt for a public school, parochial school, private school, or charter school. When it comes to something as vital as a child's education, parents need the freedom to choose.

Liability Bombshell: Must-Read Letters From PA and WI Fracking Victims to Illinois Lawmakers

Jeff Biggers | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green
Jeff Biggers

As the Illinois General Assembly votes this week on the state's increasingly suspect fracking bill, residents affected by similar operations in Pennsylvania and in Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota took the extraordinary step of releasing letters warning of a "public health disaster" in the making.

Stimulating New York's Economy

Anthony Figliola | Posted 01.24.2013 | New York
Anthony Figliola

For many years New York state had a reputation of being openly hostile to business. Thinking outside of the box was not in the government handbook. The business culture is beginning to change under the leadership of Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo: The Mid-Atlantic Libertarian Solution

Alex Knepper | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics
Alex Knepper

As the Republican Party agonizes over its ideological future and the Democratic Party wrangles over its commitment to progressivism, two exemplary Mid-Atlantic governors have emerged to set the tone for a possible consensus mode of governance.

Perry To Dem Gov: Be Jealous

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics

Gov. Rick Perry (R) took a hit at New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) during a policy forum Thursday, saying Cuomo would "dearly love to be able to stand u...

GOP Conservatives Deal Gay Rights a Setback in New York Primary

Dan Collins | Posted 11.17.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

The primary elections for state legislature turned into a referendum, of sorts, on same-sex marriage. I'm sorry to say that gay rights had a bad day.

Albany Sex Scandal Goes From Bad to Worse

Dan Collins | Posted 10.29.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver spent $103,000 of your taxpayer money to secretly settle the claims of two women who said they were sexually harassed by Vito Lopez. As things turned out, Lopez was only warming up. Welcome to Albany.

Buffalo Bills Get Some Love

Alyssa Jung | Posted 10.13.2012 | Sports
Alyssa Jung

Bravo, Gov. Cuomo, and thanks! Though your reasons for helping are probably centered on the economic implications of losing the Bills, it's borderline amazing that you hold a tiny place in your heart for all us big-hearted fans.

Political Activist Randy Credico Smokes Pot in Capitol to Protest Biased Arrests for Pot

Anthony Papa | Posted 08.21.2012 | New York
Anthony Papa

Earlier this week, political activist and comedian Randy Credico engaged in a novel protest and civil disobedience inside of the New York State Capitol building: he smoked a joint.

An Open Letter to Mayor Bloomberg From the Hungry People of Brooklyn

Anthony Papa | Posted 08.11.2012 | New York
Anthony Papa

Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger is New York City's busiest food pantry, feeding over 10,000 people per month. As fate would have it, adjacent to BSCAH's headquarters on Fulton street there now sits a massive vacant lot.

The Road to Stop-and-Frisk Reform: Take a Bow, Civil Libertarians

Dan Collins | Posted 08.05.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

Kudos to the small group of dedicated civil libertarians who have struggled for years to bring this important problem to the attention of the public.

Landmark Decision in Nassau Crime Lab Scandal

Anthony Papa | Posted 06.26.2012 | New York
Anthony Papa

No one should be rotting away in prison, sentenced from a crime based on tainted evidence. What will happen to the potentially several hundred prisoners whose cases could have been tainted by problematic testing procedures?

Andrew Cuomo Engineers Another Deal

Dan Collins | Posted 05.15.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

Cuomo has struck another bargain with legislators. Why isn't he running negotiations in the Mideast? Take a close look at the agreement on pension reform and redistricting, and you'll see why big political compromises are so hard to get done these days.

What Is Andrew Cuomo's Secret?

Dan Collins | Posted 04.25.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

The New York governor has racked up an impressive victory streak in Albany -- a place where governing effectively is very difficult. Can he keep it up?

Carl Kruger's Fall Highlights Woeful State of Albany's Senate Democrats

Dan Collins | Posted 02.20.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

Kruger's bribery conviction is part of the answer to an Albany mystery -- why Gov. Andrew Cuomo is so indifferent to the question of whether his Democratic Party can win back the state Senate in the next election.

The Voices of Occupy's March Against the Millionaires

Daniel Medina | Posted 12.28.2011 | New York
Daniel Medina

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Albany Shocks World by Bringing Gay Marriage to New York

Dan Collins | Posted 08.24.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Good Lord, how often is it the New York state legislature makes you proud? The GOP-controlled Senate approved gay marriage.

What's Between New York's State Senate and Marriage Equality? About Fifteen Words

Jay Michaelson | Posted 08.20.2011 | New York
Jay Michaelson

State senator Greg Ball has articulated three specific concerns with the bill -- concerns which, I believe, can mostly be answered. This gap is eminently bridgeable.

WATCH: Cuomo Releases Gay Marriage Message

Posted 07.23.2011 | New York

Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a video message strongly endorsing the push for marriage equality in New York. "New Yorkers have been on the right side ...

Cuomo Helps Coordinate Push For Gay Marriage

Posted 06.20.2011 | New York

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is taking a hands-on approach in the battle to pass a gay marriage bill. The New York Times reports that Cuomo is committed to help...

Andrew Cuomo, Vice President?

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 06.18.2011 | New York

Andrew Cuomo has already proven he can use his political muscle to push his agenda through in New York. But could he be one heartbeat away from the Pr...

Why Do Republicans Keep Praising Governor Cuomo?

Posted 06.11.2011 | New York

He's not a Republican, but New York conservatives like what they see so far from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. From the New York Post: Gov. Cuomo earned plaudi...