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Politicians Pull the Real 'Con' in 'Kids Before Cons' Act

Piper Anderson | Posted 06.13.2014 | New York
Piper Anderson

In the name of indebted students, Governor Cuomo's plan to fund college credit bearing education programs in 10 New York State prisons was ditched within a month of his celebratory announcement. Now we're all left with nothing.

Christopher Mathias

New York Could Legalize Medical Marijuana Next Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

A bill to legalize medical marijuana in New York state cleared what may have been its final obstacle Thursday. Sen. Diane Savino (D) said at a pres...

Christopher Mathias

Cuomo Makes Big Announcement On Medical Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

After years of sending mixed messages over a bill to legalize medical marijuana in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) said Monday that he's open to s...

Christopher Mathias

Medical Marijuana Bill Clears Major Hurdle In New York

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

A bill to legalize medical marijuana in New York cleared a major hurdle in Albany Tuesday as the Senate Health Committee passed the Compassionate Care...

How Cuomo Is Breaking His Promise For A Transparent Government

ProPublica | Justin Elliott | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics

By Justin Elliott, ProPublica, May 5, 2014, 9:53 a.m. Adopting a tactic that has been used by officials ranging from Sarah Palin to staffers...

How One Woman Made Fracking Get Out of Town (All Over Upstate New York)

OnEarth | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green
OnEarth

By Mary X. Dennis, OnEarthWhen Helen Slottje was a high-powered corporate attorney in Boston in the 1990s, she never thought of herself as an environm...

A Tale of Two States: Hurricane Sandy's Toll on Voting

Jon Sherman | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
Jon Sherman

Recently, the Senate Rules and Administration Committee, chaired by Senator Chuck Schumer, approved the Elections Preparedness Requires Early Planning , which would require each state to develop contingency plans to address emergencies or natural disasters that threaten to disrupt the administration of federal elections.

Did Cuomo's Killing the Anti-Corruption Commission Restore Public Trust?

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 06.14.2014 | New York
Bennett L. Gershman

Governor Cuomo, by abandoning his stand for a short term political gain, not only squandered a valuable opportunity, but exposed himself to accusations of cynicism and hypocrisy.

Christopher Mathias

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...

Why a Grocery Store Likes Health Data

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

The CEO of a family-owned grocery store chain wrote a letter to New York State lawmakers to support $65 million worth of spending on a computer system for health information in the state.

When Girls Are Part of the Solution Everyone Benefits

Lauren Hersh | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact
Lauren Hersh

Our journey began in March 2013 with the creation of Project Impact, an arts-based leadership workshop for teen trafficking survivors. We spent three months working with the 15-18 year-old residents of JCCA's Gateways

Schumer and Cuomo's Dirty Little Secret

Jamson S. Lwebuga-Mukasa | Posted 05.05.2014 | New York
Jamson S. Lwebuga-Mukasa

Unless you're dwelling in a forest somewhere, chances are you live or work near a highway and/or bridge -- and what happens here in Buffalo may impact the cost/benefit analysis your city makes between your health and what it gains from commercial interests.

NY ObamaCore Panel Must Scrutinize Influence of Political Philanthropy on Implementation

Kate Apfelbaum | Posted 04.29.2014 | Education
Kate Apfelbaum

Where is the public oversight when state ethics laws are apparently being circumvented? Private funders of Common Core, advocates for governmental action that includes spending tens of millions of dollars for professional development and instructional materials, tread perilously close to the line.

Racism and Garbage in New York City

Matthew Chapman | Posted 04.26.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

Environmental justice movements in the outer boroughs put pressure on government to make life environmentally better for minorities living in areas where asthma rates were already high and the commercial garbage trucks driving through made it worse.

'Talking Trash' Report Slams NYC's Expensive and Environmentally Outdated Garbage Plan

Matthew Chapman | Posted 04.21.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

For the first time in a decade-long fight against a garbage site slated to be built in surreal proximity to public housing, a report has been published that exposes not just the absurdity of this one site, but the absurdities and weaknesses of the entire plan it is a part of.

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...

WATCH: Sandra Lee Talks Valentine's Day Plans With Governor Cuomo

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.07.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Celebrity chef and author Sandra Lee joined HuffPost Live to discuss food, fashion and the latest issue of Sandra Lee Magazine. She also dishes about ...

Cuomo, Schneiderman Reach Crucial Agreement

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2014 | Business

Jan 21 (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Eric Schneiderman, the state's attorney general, have reached an agreement on how to divide a ...

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.

Governor Cuomo, It's Time to Raise the Age

Letitia James | Posted 03.09.2014 | Politics
Letitia James

Governor Cuomo should continue to make strides in criminal justice reform by putting an end to an injustice that sets us apart from nearly every other state in the nation.

New York Governor To Announce Plans To Legalize Medical Marijuana

The 420 Times | Posted 03.08.2014 | Green
The 420 Times

It's been reported that New York's Governor Cuomo has a strategy to use executive action rather than legislative to bring the legal use of marijuana for medical dedications to his republic.

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...

Detroit's Bankruptcy: Bondholders, Pensioners and Art Lovers in the Same Boat

Richard Brodsky | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

Pensioners, Wall Street and art lovers. That's a coalition that could get Washington and state capitals to honestly and openly confront looming municipal bankruptcies.

Crapping Out In New York: The Growing Unease

Dave Colavito | Posted 12.27.2013 | New York
Dave Colavito

The story behind asking voters to allow commercial casinos is then really one of omission, in order to secure voters' permission: to take advantage of them as taxpayers footing the bills; to sign off on innocent lives damaged by each problem gambler; and to endorse more state-sponsored problem gambling.

After Sandy, NY Creating Gas Reserve To Prevent Shortages

AP | Posted 10.27.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York is creating the nation's first state gasoline reserve to prevent shortages during emerge...