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It'd Be So Easy To Pass New York's Medical Marijuana Bill, If Only Cuomo Would Help

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

When it comes to medical marijuana in New York, advocates seem to have all their ducks in a row. The New York Assembly has passed the Compassionat...

Gov. Cuomo's Moment of Truth

Miles Rapoport | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
Miles Rapoport

The legislation includes tighter contribution limits and beefed-up enforcement of New York's campaign finance laws. But its centerpiece is a "fair elections" program that would boost the clout of small-dollar campaign donors by supplementing their modest contributions with public matching funds.

Democrat Leadership Not Fighting Hard Enough for NY DREAM Act 

Cesar Vargas | Posted 03.12.2014 | New York
Cesar Vargas

Behind-the-scenes political maneuvering and lip service by Democrats could once again prevent our state from providing equal access to college.

New York's Emergency Team Down 50 Percent, Comparable To Size Of Iowa's Unit

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 02.10.2014 | Green

Two drafts of a scathing report obtained by the Albany Times-Union detail new criticisms of the way New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) responded to 2012's...

Tough Guys Help Children With Disabilities

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 04.03.2014 | Education
Robert David Jaffee

Anne Schneider Costigan, deputy executive director of the Foundation of the Center for Disability Services in Albany, N.Y., has worked with children, teens and adults with disabilities for nearly thirty years.

Warren Pushes New York To 'Go, Go, Go' On Progressive Policies

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

In her first public appearance in New York City since she was elected in 2012, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) inserted her voice into state debates o...

NY State Working Hard to Catch up With CA's Energy Storage Requirements

Bill Radvak | Posted 03.19.2014 | Green
Bill Radvak

This report clearly signals to me that the U.S. government clearly wants to create a substantial energy storage marketplace and is laying the groundwork to make this a reality.

On School Funding, Albany Must Do What's Right

Michael A. Walrond, Jr. | Posted 03.16.2014 | New York
Michael A. Walrond, Jr.

There are those who think that when it comes to education, money doesn't matter. That thought is offensive to many who struggle to provide our children a quality education. Principals trying to balance an impossible budget at the beginning of the school year can tell you that money matters.

Treat Children as Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Charging children and youths as adults and incarcerating them with adults is the opposite of an effective intervention that helps young people turn their lives around and decreases crime. It makes our communities less safe.

New York Set To Allow Medical Marijuana Use

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would become the 21st state to allow medical use of marijuana under an initiative Gov. Andrew Cuomo will unveil this we...

Governor Cuomo, Let Communities Protect Their Animals!

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 03.01.2014 | New York
Matthew Bershadker

Here in New York state, where the market for pet store puppies is enormous, it makes sense to allow our towns and cities to take steps to protect animals and consumers. It makes sense, but in New York state, it's illegal.

Andrew Cuomo And Phil Donahue's Favorite Dishes To Make, From Sandra Lee (VIDEO)

Posted 12.09.2013 | MarloThomas

I was so happy to dish with Sandra Lee, Editor-in-chief of Sandra Lee magazine, about what her boyfriend, Governor Andrew Cuomo, likes to cook! Whe...

Do State Tax Incentives Really Work?

David Seiden | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
David Seiden

Many people believe that tax incentives are at best, short-sighted and, at worst, having a negative economic affect on a state and local community.

Is Gov. Cuomo's Anti-Corruption Commission Going off the Rails?

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Bennett L. Gershman

When he announced the creation of his anti-corruption commission last July, Gov. Cuomo was responding to both the public's anger and the State's humil...

The Body Snatchers Are Running Education Reform

Marc Epstein | Posted 10.15.2013 | New York
Marc Epstein

The ongoing expansion of the federal government's takeover of education, dictating the day-to-day terms, by which local public schools are run, has spread with the speed of the Kudzu plant in Georgia.

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...

Cuomo Dismisses Clinton's Role In 2016 Rumors

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that he's not talking about running for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016 and he's not wai...

Cuomo Backtracks On Gun Control Law

Newsday | Yancey Roy | Posted 05.21.2013 | New York

ALBANY -- New York lawmakers said they reached a "conceptual" deal on the state budget late Wednesday, though they quickly acknowledged they haven't s...

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.

NY Gun Law's Hollywood Exemption

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 04.30.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York sought to combat violence by rushing the nation's toughest gun control measure into law after the Connecticut school sho...

The Political Minefield of Hydraulic Fracturing in New York State

Steven Cohen | Posted 02.25.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

While in the long run we need to develop a fossil fuel free economy, in the short run, we are forced to choose between the energy sources now available. Natural gas is not as dirty as coal or oil. We should use it as a transition to a renewable energy economy.

NY Chefs' Letters Against Fracking Delivered to Governor Cuomo

Regina Varolli | Posted 04.17.2013 | New York
Regina Varolli

Anti-fracking letters from more than 150 prominent New York chefs -- including Mario Batali -- were delivered to the office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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.

Will Our Success Go Up in Smoke?

Sheelah A. Feinberg | Posted 04.03.2013 | New York
Sheelah A. Feinberg

Currently, tobacco costs New Yorkers an estimated $8.17 billion in health care costs, including $2.7 billion in Medicaid costs as a result of tobacco use. Cutting the state's program that works to reduce these costs by helping to reduce tobacco use is shortsighted.