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Activists Call On Cuomo To Keep Fracking Illegal

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Community organizers from New York's Southern Tier joined health and environmental groups Wednesday at a rally calling on Gov. A...

Spouse Killers Will Be Denied Burial Rights In NY

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 08.11.2012 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — People accused of murdering their husbands or wives will have no control over their spouses' burials, according to a bill agreed ...

Now, Not Later: Increasing New York State's Minimum Wage

Andrew Wilkes | Posted 08.01.2012 | Religion
Andrew Wilkes

We have a unique opportunity to forge an interracial, interfaith, cross-class chorus of voices for economic justice. If we embody our shared imperative to pursue justice on behalf of the most vulnerable, we can help push the ball forward.

Cuomo Has 71 Percent Approval Rating

Posted 05.30.2012 | New York

Governor Cuomo is continuing his reign as Mr. Popular, as a new poll reveals 71 percent of New Yorkers approving of his performance as governor. Qu...

Why Gov. Cuomo Seized the Reins of New York's Slipping Sport of Kings

Dan Collins | Posted 07.25.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

A likely reason the governor has taken over horse racing in New York stems from a desire to bring gambling casinos into the state big time, and Cuomo wants to get his hands on all the existing pieces of legal gaming in New York.

Synthetic Marijuana Banned In New York State

Posted 03.29.2012 | New York

The sale of synthetic marijuana has been banned in New York following a warning issued by the state's health department. The "legal pot" products ...

New York State To Start Issuing Stillbirth Certificates

Posted 03.21.2012 | New York

In an effort to provide comfort to grieving parents, New York will begin issuing stillbirth certificates to parents who have lost children in birth. ...

Redistricting Gratification, Delayed

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

Editorial boards across New York have called upon Governor Cuomo to veto the gerrymandered districts likely to be adopted by the state legislature. But calls for a veto at this stage miss the real point of redistricting reform.

BREAKING: Time Warner And MSG Network Resolve Blackout Dispute

Posted 02.17.2012 | New York

On the heels of the astonishing rise of Jeremy Lin and the New York Knicks, Time Warner Cable and the MSG network reportedly resolved their longstandi...

Bronx Teen Beaten By Cops Suffers Nightmares

AP | Posted 02.09.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A man shown on video being kicked and punched by four New York City police officers says he's suffered from constant headaches and nightma...

Gerrymandering A Big 'F U' In New York

Posted 01.27.2012 | New York

Despite 2010 campaign promises that they'd turn over the redistricting process to an independent commission, New York state legislators are drafting m...

NY Gov's Security Hit Two People With Cars In Two Day

AP | Posted 03.21.2012 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — For the second time in two days, a pedestrian has been struck and injured by an unmarked state police vehicle assigned to Gov. An...

No Tax Hike For New York State

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 03.18.2012 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday tried to turn his annual budget address into a kickoff for taming Albany's status quo of politics an...

2011 a Banner Year for LGBT Rights, But There's Much More to Do in 2012

Christine C. Quinn | Posted 02.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Christine C. Quinn

In 2012 let's resolve that we will not be deterred in any way from ensuring civil rights for all people. We must pledge to continue to advocate, to write to our legislators, and to do all that we can to demand equal rights.

As the Economy Lags, Mental Health Must Be a Priority

Kimberly Williams | Posted 02.27.2012 | New York
Kimberly Williams

Given the state's unstable fiscal situation, advocates will once again need to be out in full force come January when the governor releases his budget proposal for 2012-13.

Gov. Cuomo Would Require Coaches To Report Sex Abuses

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 02.13.2012 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — With child sex-abuse scandals rocking college sports programs, state lawmakers plan to revisit lifting time limits on victim laws...

Will New Yorkers Veto Cuomo's Fracking Guidelines?

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 02.01.2012 | Green
Alison Rose Levy

Nearly two thousand attended the meeting, hosted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), to permit public spoken comment on the 15,000 page SGEIS guidelines it had produced at Governor Cuomo's request to fast-track fracking in New York State.

Occupying the Delaware: Fractivists Call for Responsive Governance

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 01.23.2012 | Green
Alison Rose Levy

According to a recent Forbes magazine article, Aubrey McClendon, the CEO of Chesapeake Gas, and the chief proponent for fracking, consumes $20,000 bo...

New York Welcomes Its Very First Casino

Posted 12.28.2011 | New York

The city opened its doors to its first casino at the Aqueduct in South Ozone, Park Queens on Friday. The new glitzy casino won the approval of lawm...

Finally! Booze Comes To A Theater Near You

Posted 12.27.2011 | New York

The night has finally come! No longer will one need to surreptitiously brown bag their drinks when hitting up the movies. Because starting Thursday at...

Clinton: $4 Billion Tech Investment Will Keep Or Create Nearly 7000 NY Jobs

Posted 11.28.2011 | New York

Former President Bill Clinton joined Governor Cuomo on Tuesday at an economic development conference to discuss the importance behind technology inves...

Governor Cuomo Supports Obama's Millionaire Tax

Posted 11.20.2011 | New York

By MICHAEL GORMLEY, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday supported President Barack Obama's proposal to tax mill...

N.Y. Gov. Orders Investigation Of Nonprofit Exec Pay

Posted 10.05.2011 | Impact

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for complete transparency among the city's top do-gooders. He's created a new task force to investigate executi...

Cuomo: Vice Presidential Talk Is 'Silliness'

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 09.04.2011 | New York

Andrew Cuomo's had a pretty good year, whether it was winning the gubernatorial race, narrowly defeating Jimmy McMillan by about 61 points, earning hi...

Governor Cuomo and the Hydrofracking Controversy

Steven Cohen | Posted 09.04.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

Once again Andrew Cuomo may have found the political sweet spot of this controversy: ending the hydrofracking ban while discouraging its practice.