Publication: Legislative Gazette

First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Majority of voters in Sothern Tier, Hudson Valley oppose drilling, according to new Siena poll

A majority of voters in the Southern Tier and Hudson Valley regions of the state oppose hydrofracking, according to a Time Warner Cable News/Siena College poll released Wednesday.A map of the Marcellus Shale region in new York's Southern Tier.Fifty percent ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Cuomo tries to make cannabis oil available for children suffering from rare disease

Gov. Andrew Cuomo sent a letter Wednesday to Acting State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker calling on the state Health Department to expedite the implementation of the Compassionate Care Act and make marijuana oil available for a specific subset ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Clinton's 'Hard Choices' a hit in Saratoga Springs

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held a book signing at the Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs on Tuesday as part of a nationwide tour promoting her latest memoir "Hard Choices." While Clinton has not yet announced plans to run for president ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 2 reports

Teachout asks AG Schneiderman to pick up where Moreland Commission left off

Zephyr Teachout, a candidate for governor in the Democratic primary and a self-proclaimed "corruption scholar," is calling on Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to pick up where the Moreland Commission left off, in what she calls an "extremely important ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

City of Albany, KeyBank team up to fight hunger

Monday kicked off a 12-day citywide food drive with the ambitious goal of collecting 10,000 pounds of food — a collaborative effort between The Food Pantries for the Capital District, the city of Albany and KeyBank.Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan said many ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Astorino, with Lysol in hand, traverses upstate NY

Republican candidate for governor Rob Astorino and lieutenant governor candidate Christopher Moss traveled across the state on Monday with cleaning products in hand pledging to clean up Albany.Westchester County Executive Astorino and Moss, the Chemung ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 2 reports

There is an elephant in the room named Preet Bharara

July 28, 2014The biggest story of the year in state politics is what happened to Governor Andrew Cuomo's Moreland Act Commission which was supposed to look into corruption in state government. When Cuomo established the Commission he said that it would ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Better to pay the piper today before costs go up tomorrow

At the end of the day Governor Andrew Cuomo's creation of a Transportation Reinvestment Commission to develop a 100-year blueprint to plan for the future of public transportation will not be worth the paper any final report is printed on. It will however ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Cuomo owes NY’ers some answers on Tappan Zee

The Tappan Zee Bridge replacement got its controversial loan from a state-managed clean water fund — and taxpayers still don't have answers about how the entire $3.9 billion project will be financed.State Sen. John DeFrancisco, R-Syracuse, and the two ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

New York needs more juice, not less

That's the state's vow, as it proposes shutting Westchester's Indian Point nuclear power plant for 42 days between May 10 and Aug. 10 each year. If you believe it, we have some health insurance to sell you.The shutdown idea will be on tap today at a Department ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Make your voice heard at EPA’s clean power plant hearing

If you remember Hurricane Sandy, you know global warming isn't just a threat to New York's future. It's here now.If we want to leave our children a safer, healthier planet, we need to act, and now is our biggest and best opportunity to do so.The EPA has ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Leaving oil in the ground leaves Americans in the lurch

Lawmakers in California recently rejected legislation that would have temporarily prohibited hydraulic fracturing — or "fracking" — across the state. The moratorium would have been a significant victory for environmental activists who have long advocated ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 29 2014]

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"Families with children struggling from epilepsy have fought for years for the passage of the Compassionate Care Act. Now that it is finally law, the children struggling with this condition deserve every consideration we can make that could potentially ease their pain and suffering" Cuomo's writes in his letter
Fifty percent of respondents from the Hudson Valley and Catskills oppose "the Department of Environmental Conservation allowing hydrofracking to move forward in parts of upstate" while 35 percent support fracking...
"This is a big deal for our little bustling city" said Saratoga Springs Mayor Joanne Yepsen
By giving the attorney general the ability to appoint deputy attorneys general, the executive order gave the Commission the "broad-based authority to investigate all matters that 'involve public peace, public safety, and public justice,'" according to a press release from the Governor's Office dated July 2, 2013, the day the Commission was created

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Cuomo tries to make cannabis oil available for ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 31 2014]
Majority of voters in Sothern Tier, Hudson Vall... [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 31 2014]
Clinton's 'Hard Choices' a hit in Saratoga Springs [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 30 2014]
Teachout asks AG Schneiderman to pick up where ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 29 2014]
City of Albany, KeyBank team up to fight hunger [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 29 2014]
Cuomo's Watergate? [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 29 2014]
Astorino, with Lysol in hand, traverses upstate NY [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 29 2014]
Leaving oil in the ground leaves Americans in t... [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 29 2014]
Make your voice heard at EPA’s clean power plan... [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 29 2014]
New York needs more juice, not less [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 29 2014]
Cuomo owes NY’ers some answers on Tappan Zee [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 29 2014]
Better to pay the piper today before costs go u... [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 29 2014]
There is an elephant in the room named Preet Bh... [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 29 2014]
Cuomo endorses Klein [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 28 2014]
Rapfogel sentenced up to 10 years [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 28 2014]
New state law ups penalties for pointing lasers... [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 28 2014]
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Racinos can stay open later, under new law [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 28 2014]
Albany parking plan gets extension [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 28 2014]
Gov. Cuomo signs dozens of bills into law [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 28 2014]
Cuomo’s critics pile on following Times story [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 28 2014]
Bill would help vets transition into New York s... [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 22 2014]
Do politicians believe their own lies? [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 22 2014]
Anti-frackers slightly outnumber proponents, ac... [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 21 2014]
Bill would set tighter regs for clothing donati... [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 21 2014]
Fallen parole officers remembered [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 21 2014]
Senate report outlines plan to combat Lyme disease [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 21 2014]
Plurality of voters want to halt Common Core cu... [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 21 2014]
Clean water funds to help build new Tappan Zee [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 21 2014]
Cuomo has 37-point lead over Astorino, accordin... [Published Legislative Gazette - Jul 21 2014]
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