Publication: Legislative Gazette

First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

72% of Airbnb rentals in NYC are illegal, AG says

A report released by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman last Thursday revealed widespread illegal activity from the online hotel company Aribnb.The report, titled "Airbnb in the City," analyzed bookings of short-term rentals in New York City between Jan. ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

DiNapoli, Antonocci debate the role of state comptroller

October 16, 2014Incumbent Thomas DiNapoli and his challenger, Onondaga County Comptroller Bob Antonacci, squared off in a policy-focused debate last Wednesday during the final stretch of the state Comptroller's race.The candidates focused on the office's ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Cuomo has always had the tax thing figured out

October 06, 2014For Andrew Cuomo, the issue has always been taxes. There really is no getting around it — New York is an incredibly highly taxed state. We all know it and Cuomo, who most of us think has his eye on the presidency, knows it too. He comes ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

I can't imagine anything I'd rather not do more

October 14, 2014Sometimes people win or lose elections because of the things that are going on in the state, the nation or the world. Sometimes candidates win or lose based entirely on the fact that "nature abhors a vacuum." In other words, the ideas ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch

It is no surprise to transportation historians that the proposed new Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2015 - 2019 five year $32B capital plan is short $15.2B. The problem is finding the money to make things happen. No wonder the New York State Capital ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Clean Water Rules: Important for beer and the economy

As every beer drinker knows, pure water is a key ingredient in beer. It's also key to most businesses, and as illustrated by our local history, failure to protect clean water can hurt many businesses – and the regional economy.In the early 19th Century, ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

Exclusive! McEneny supports Prop One

October 14, 2014Former Assemblyman Jack McEneny, one of the four legislators who drew the current legislative district lines in 2012, has announced to The Legislative Gazette he supports a proposed constitutional amendment that would change the way this ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

NYSUT allowed to intervene in tenure case

Karen Magee, president of NYSUT, speaks at a teachers' rally at the state Education Building. The union recently was granted a motion that allows seven teachers from across the state to serve as defendants in a lawsuit challenging the state's tenure law. ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

Equal justice not yet a reality, says panel of legal experts

A panel of judges led by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman met in the New York State Court of Appeals on Oct. 6 to discuss initiatives to improve the justice gap between the wealthy and poor.Photo by Gazette file .October 14, 2014A panel of legal experts met ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

Dems in danger of losing three upstate Senate seats

Republican state Senate candidate George Amedore speaks at a rally outside the Capitol during the time he served as a state assemblyman. Amedore is leading the incumbent, Cecilia Tkaczyk, D-Duanesburg, by 10 points, according to a recent Siena poll. Tkaczyk ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

AQE report sets the record straight

October 14, 2014Advocacy groups released a report defending upstate Democratic Senators' records on education in response to election-season attack ads by Republicans — especially mailers — that say Democrats are shortchanging upstate schools in favor ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

Wall Street still recovering from 2008 financial crisis

October 14, 2014In the first half of 2014, Wall Street's profits fell 13 percent below the same period of a year ago, in part because of the financial crisis that occurred six years ago, said state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli in a telephone news conference ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Oct 14 2014]

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...serious concerns about the proliferation of illegal hotels and the impact of Airbnb and sites like it on the city of New York," Schneiderman said. "We must ensure that, as online marketplaces revolutionize the way we live, laws designed to promote safety and quality-of-life are not forsaken under the pretext of innovation."
...After he learned of its instatement, he released a statement calling it "a poor excuse to avoid the real reforms New Yorkers deserve."
Steve Hindy is co-founder and president of Brooklyn Brewery and author of "THE CRAFT BEER REVOLUTION: How a Band of Microbrewers Is Transforming the World's Favorite Drink."
"Is it better than no change?... absolutely it is better… more importantly, do you think the [political will [will exist] for the next two successive legislatures to get a [redistricting] bill for 2020?" McEneny asked

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72% of Airbnb rentals in NYC are illegal, AG says [Published Legislative Gazette - Oct 17 2014]
DiNapoli, Antonocci debate the role of state co... [Published Legislative Gazette - Oct 16 2014]
I can't imagine anything I'd rather not do more [Published Legislative Gazette - Oct 15 2014]
Cuomo has always had the tax thing figured out [Published Legislative Gazette - Oct 15 2014]
Clean Water Rules: Important for beer and the e... [Published Legislative Gazette - Oct 15 2014]
There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch [Published Legislative Gazette - Oct 15 2014]
Exclusive! McEneny supports Prop One [Published Legislative Gazette - Oct 14 2014]
State honors fallen heroes [Published Legislative Gazette - Oct 14 2014]
Lawmaker backs tax credits for music production [Published Legislative Gazette - Oct 14 2014]
Environmental groups fighting Sterling Forest c... [Published Legislative Gazette - Oct 14 2014]
O'Brien drafting bill to ban Pennsylvania shale... [Published Legislative Gazette - Oct 14 2014]
Wall Street still recovering from 2008 financia... [Published Legislative Gazette - Oct 14 2014]
AQE report sets the record straight [Published Legislative Gazette - Oct 14 2014]
Dems in danger of losing three upstate Senate s... [Published Legislative Gazette - Oct 14 2014]
Equal justice not yet a reality, says panel of ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Oct 14 2014]
NYSUT allowed to intervene in tenure case [Published Legislative Gazette - Oct 14 2014]
Parents hoping governor will sign CPR-in-school... [Published Legislative Gazette - Oct 10 2014]
Q poll: Women favor more than Cuomo 2-1 over As... [Published Legislative Gazette - Oct 09 2014]
Dutchess County considers banning fracking brin... [Published Legislative Gazette - Oct 09 2014]
Empire State College to host SUNY admissions in... [Published Legislative Gazette - Oct 07 2014]
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Upstate Senate Dems in trouble, Siena poll sugg... [Published Legislative Gazette - Oct 06 2014]
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