ALBANY, NY — On April 4, a New York State Appellate Court upheld a decision by a lower court that Town of Tusten Supervisor Carol Wingert and council member Brandi Merolla had immunity from a lawsuit brought by businessman and former council member Ned Lang.
The New York State Legislature is on a progressive roll.
Its members recently passed the Reproduction Rights Acts, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo has already signed; it codifies into state law the protections of the Roe v. Wade decision handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973.
ALBANY, NY — Catskill Mountainkeeper and its allies at the Catskill Park Coalition will be meeting with New York’s legislative leaders, senators and assembly members and key regulatory staff on Tuesday, February 5 to make a case for funding in the region.
ALBANY, NY — The New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly passed a series of voting reform measures designed to make it easier for residents to vote, and to increase voter participation.
ALBANY, NY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced legislation on January 13 that would ban most single-use plastic bags in the state, to be included as part of his proposed 2019 budget. In making the announcement, he once again contrasted environmental actions in Albany against those taking place in Washington, D.C.
ALBANY, NY — A longstanding contract fight between New York State and a cable television giant was resolved by a December 18 settlement.
ALBANY, NY — New York legislators have not had a raise since 1998, and many have been pushing for one in recent years. The issue came up during budget negotiation in April, but lawmakers could not reach an agreement.
ALBANY, NY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that he has signed a law that extends the tax exemption for buildings related to agricultural businesses such as greenhouses, dairy barns and exercise tracks.
ALBANY, NY — There are 63 senate districts in New York State, and this year 31 are held by Republicans and 32 are held by Democrats. Republicans still hold the majority however because one Democrat, Simcha Felder, caucused with the Republicans.
ALBANY, NY — The New York State Attorney General (AG) has the authority to investigate Wall Street, and just about any industry or person in the person state who seems to be doing something wrong.