Publication: Legislative Gazette

First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Green groups say this is Cuomo's 'Keystone moment'

As the state considers two projects that would expand the presence of crude oil, local and national environmental groups are demanding a comprehensive study and public review be conducted by the industry to determine the safety and health impact of increased ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Grisanti touts opposition to DREAM Act in new ad

An upstate senator is looking to get the word out early this coming campaign season that he led the conservative charge against allowing undocumented immigrants to become eligible for state financial assistance to attend college.In the 30-second advertisement, ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Today marks deadline for registering certain firearms under the SAFE Act

The type of rifles that New Yorkers must register with law enforcement agencies under the SAFE Act.April 15, 2014Today marks the deadline for owners of certain types of assault weapons to register their firearms under the controversial SAFE Act, a set ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Cuomo signs bill to reform Electoral College process

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation pledging to award New York's electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the majority of the national popular vote.The National Popular Vote bill (S.3149/A.4422) enters New York into an interstate agreement ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 2 reports

Former Westchester County executive appointed to Board of Elections

Former Westchester County Executive Andrew Spano has been appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to serve on the state Board of Election's.The board is a bipartisan agency that is responsible for enforcing and administrating election-related laws of the stat ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Green Party gubernatorial candidate backs adoptee rights bill

Green Party candidate for governor, Howie Hawkins expressed support for the adoptee bill of rights, which would allow adopted children access to their birth certificate and other important records.The bill, A.909/S.2490A would give adult adoptees access ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Free SUNY, full-day Pre-K and $15 minimum wage part of Green’s platform

Co-founder of the Green Party in New York, Howie Hawkins, in the state Capitol last week announcing he is seeking the Green Party gubernatorial nomination for this year's election. Hawkins ran in the 2010 election and got just less than 60,000 votes. ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

U.S. Attorney means business when it comes to cleaning up Albany

April 14, 2014The Moreland Act Commission was established by Governor Andrew Cuomo to root out corruption in state government wherever it might be. Cuomo rode into power as a fighting state attorney general, indicting corrupt politicians and others. He ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 2 reports

Albany forum looks at ways to prevent problem gambling

As four new casinos are set to open in New York state within the next two years, the head of the state Gaming Commission Mark Gearan is looking to take the necessary steps to make sure an increased gaming presence in New York doesn't lead to more problem ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Amedore hopes to unseat Tkaczyk

Former Assemblyman George Amedore, above, has announced he will once again challenge Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk to represent the 46th district. Following a lengthy recount, Amedore lost to Tkaczyk just 18 votes in the 2012 election. Photo by Gazette file .April ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania counties report 'mixed bag' on hydrofracking effects

Proponents of fracking march up State Street in Albany calling for a decision allowing the controversial natural gas drilling process to be employed here in New York. Other states such as Ohio and Pennsylvania, where fracking has been prominent since ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Nearly 1 million register for health care in NY, according to DOH

With one day remaining before the enrollment deadline, more than 933,000 New Yorkers have signed up for coverage through the state's health insurance exchange, 70 percent of whom were previously uninsured, the Department of Health reports.The website ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 14 2014]

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...said, referring to a pending decision from President Barack Obama on whether to permit a tar sands oil pipeline from Canada into the country. "For two years under the Department of Environmental Conservation's watch, the oil industry has laid the groundwork to turn New York into a primary route to market for some of the dirtiest and most dangerous oil on earth … nationwide, eyes are watching the governor because of the destruction tar sands would have on our environment."
In the 30-second advertisement, the narrator said Sen. Mark Grisanti, "Led the fight to block taxpayer funded tuition for illegal immigrants and he won."
...to fundamentally increase the strength and fairness of our nation's presidential elections," Cuomo said in a statement announcing the bill signing. "By aligning the Electoral College with the voice of the nation's voters, we are ensuring the equality of votes and encouraging candidates to appeal to voters in all states, instead of disproportionately focusing on early contests and swing states. I am particularly heartened to sign this legislation as it embodies both in process and substance the Empire State's tradition as a national progressive leader. Today, in signing this legislation, I am pleased to add New York to the growing list of states who have joined together to make this reform a reality."
...retain the specific features that make these weapons so deadly," Executive Director of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, Leah Gunn Barrett, said. "These features are not cosmetic but are what distinguish assault weapons from traditional sporting rifles. These weapons of war have no place in our communities."

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Green groups say this is Cuomo's 'Keystone moment' [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 16 2014]
Grisanti touts opposition to DREAM Act in new ad [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 16 2014]
Cuomo signs bill to reform Electoral College pr... [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 15 2014]
Today marks deadline for registering certain fi... [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 15 2014]
Green Party gubernatorial candidate backs adopt... [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 15 2014]
Former Westchester County executive appointed t... [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 15 2014]
Cuomo taps Astorino rival for elections board [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 15 2014]
U.S. Attorney means business when it comes to c... [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 15 2014]
Albany forum looks at ways to prevent problem g... [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 15 2014]
Free SUNY, full-day Pre-K and $15 minimum wage ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 15 2014]
Amedore hopes to unseat Tkaczyk [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 15 2014]
Health commissioner steps down for Calif. job [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 14 2014]
Nearly 1 million register for health care in NY... [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 14 2014]
Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania counties repo... [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 14 2014]
Richard Ravitch to release new memoir, appear a... [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 14 2014]
Political fallout Continues over abortion clini... [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 14 2014]
'Gay cure' bill moves in Assembly [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 14 2014]
Senate sponsor of medical pot bill remains opti... [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 14 2014]
SAFE Act repeal bills die in Assembly Codes [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 14 2014]
Women leaders pen letter to Cuomo, ask him to s... [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 14 2014]
Lawmakers fight pay discrimination on two fronts [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 14 2014]
Priority for NYSUT's new president: Remove stud... [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 14 2014]
Assemblyman wants full study on gambling addiction [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 14 2014]
Forum addresses problem gambling concerns as NY... [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 09 2014]
Green Party hopeful plans to challenge Cuomo on... [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 09 2014]
Astorino calls for DOH commissioner's resignation [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 09 2014]
Savino, Silver spar over medical marijuana bill [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 09 2014]
Cuomo touts agriculture industry at second Wine... [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 08 2014]
Fracking and wine making don't mix, say two NY ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 08 2014]
Astorino has beaten the odds before [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 08 2014]
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