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Not Standing Idly for Elephants in Peril

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 08.18.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Poachers recently killed Satao, one of Kenya's best known elephants, whose tusks weighed more than 100 pounds each and reached all the way to the ground. A poison arrow felled Satao in Tsavo National Park, and his death was announced last Friday.

New Commission to Regulate Prosecutorial Misconduct

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 07.20.2014 | Crime
Bennett L. Gershman

New York State is poised to become the first state in the nation to create a public commission specifically designed to investigate complaints of misconduct by prosecutors. It is essential to the integrity of the justice system and the public's confidence that the system functions fairly and accurately.

Yet Another Moreland Commission Targeting New York Corruption: Déjà Vu All Over Again?

Michael D. Celock | Posted 09.22.2013 | New York
Michael D. Celock

Is the creation of a Moreland Commission the nuclear option Cuomo has claimed it to be, or is the current Commission nothing more than an illusion designed to give the appearance of taking decisive action to attack corruption?

A Patient's Plea for Medical Marijuana in New York

Jamin Sewell | Posted 08.17.2013 | New York
Jamin Sewell

As someone living with MS, I have a special interest in health care practitioners being allowed to recommend medical marijuana here in New York.

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.

John Celock

FBI Sitting In On New York Lawmaking

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

The New York political scene has been shaken up by the revelation that a former New York state senator sentenced to prison Thursday on corruption char...

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...

Senate Republicans Take Slow Road To End Gerrymandering

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- The Senate on Monday approved the first step in amending the state constitution to require independent redistricting to reform New Yor...

The Misshape of Things to Come

Vegas Tenold | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Vegas Tenold

While next year's budget may be grim reading for state employees and unions, it is more than likely that it will do little to address the underlying reasons for New York's fiscal woes.

State Budget FINALLY Approved

dnainfo.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

By Heather Grossmann DNAinfo News Editor MANHATTAN -- New York State finally passed it's four-month late budget with the State Senate's approved o...

Paterson Plans Mass Layoffs

nydailynews.com | By Oren Yaniv and Glenn Blain | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. Paterson is preparing to slash the state's workforce. Escalating his battle with public employee unions, Paterson said Monday planning for layof...

Paterson To Reintroduce Soda Tax Plan

dnainfo.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- Gov. David Paterson is making one last push for his soda tax plan in the state budget. Paterson will reportedly reintroduce the plan dur...

REJECTED!

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (Associated Press) - Gov. David Paterson tried to deliver his budget bill to the Legislature on Monday morning, but the Assembly and Sena...

MTA, City & State to Students: Drop Dead

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Today, the MTA launches a whirlwind tour of public hearings citywide. These hearings will be the first of their kind since 585,000 student straphangers learned they would lose subsided fares.

Lazy Legislature Fails To Deal With Budget, Gay Marriage

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — With New York drowning in deepening deficit spending and running out of cash to pay huge bills due next month, the Legislature me...

State Lawmakers Back In Albany To Deal With Deficit

Capital News 9 | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

State leaders are expected to be back in town Monday to continue efforts to reach an agreement on a deficit reduction plan....

Paterson Talks Saturday Night Live, Obama Administration

NY1 | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In an exclusive interview Monday on NY1, Governor David Paterson reaffirmed that he is running in the gubernatorial election next year and addressed t...

New York Legislature Fails To Solve Budget Crisis

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York lawmakers headed home Thursday without agreement on how to address the state's fiscal crisis. The Legislature was in se...