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  • Assembly Democrats push for New York as a sanctuary state

    02/06/2017 6:18:43 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 27 replies
    WXXI ^ | February 6, 2017 | Karen DeWitt
    The New York Assembly moved Monday to establish New York as a sanctuary state, but the measure faces an uncertain future in the state Senate. Assembly Democrats are backing measures that would give the entire state sanctuary status for immigrants.
  • Governor Cuomo Proposes Regulations to Have Medicaid Cover "Transgender Care and Services"

    01/26/2015 11:23:43 PM PST · by ubipetrusest · 5 replies
    Governor's Press Office ^ | December 17, 2014 | Governor's Press Office
    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced new regulations to include transgender health care services under New York State’s Medicaid program. The proposed regulations provide treatment for hormone therapy and gender reassignment surgery.... New York will join California, Massachusetts, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington D.C., which cover transgender health care through their Medicaid programs. In May, the federal government also ended its decades-long exclusion of coverage for certain services related to gender transition under Medicare. The introduction of this Medicaid regulation follows last week’s announcement that New York State law requires private health insurance companies to cover transgender health care on the...
  • Coming soon to New York: Mandatory state-run parenting classes?

    02/21/2014 2:20:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/21/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via Ace. “Not only would parents have to attend” if they want their kid to pass sixth grade, notes Walter Olson at Cato, “but for good measure the bill would require employers to bestow a paid day off each year for employees who are parents to do so.” Sounds good to some New Yorkers, as you’re about to see.Here’s the bill, which you can read in 30 seconds. The state would put together workshops on 12 different subjects with parents required to attend four, one of which must be a workshop on sexual abuse. That’s the bill’s saving grace potentially;...
  • Boy’s Water Pistol Threat Leads To Confiscation Of Father’s Guns, License

    04/10/2013 9:10:30 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    The idiocy continues. A 10-year-old suggests a bully should be shot with a water pistol, so the police confiscate his father’s firearms and the State revokes his concealed-carry permit. It happened in New York, a State that is notorious for the difficulty it causes its residents who want to legally carry a gun and that recently suspended the U.S. Constitution and passed draconian gun restrictions. The father posted news of his plight April 1 on the forum. As much as he’d like it to have been a bad April Fool’s joke, it’s not. In addition to having his guns...
  • New York SAFE Act Makes Owning Five or More Firearms a Felony

    03/08/2013 12:45:23 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 62 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/08/2013 | Matthew
    We have to pass it to find out what's in it. Governor Andrew Cuomo's aggressive reaction to December's Sandy Hook shootings placed New York State on the path of the strictest gun control law in the country. Froced through the Assembly and State Senate, it was packed full of goodies from mostly Downstate politicians until the final bill has so many provisions that many don't know the full extent of the consequences. For example, we found out that New York did not exempt its own police from the ten-round magazine restrictions. Now we're finding out that the "common sense" restrictions...
  • Schuyler Committee OKs resolution opposing NY gun law; final vote expected March 11

    02/25/2013 4:32:35 PM PST · by Chode · 8 replies
    Chode ^ | 2/25/2013 | Chode
    WATKINS GLEN, Feb. 25 -- The Schuyler County Legislature's Public Safety / Criminal Justice Committee voted unanimously Monday morning in favor of a resolution opposing the State's passage of the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act -- a gun control law enacted on Jan. 15. Nearly 50 people filed into the small confines of the Legislature chamber to support the resolution, which was crafted by Schuyler County Sheriff Bill Yessman and County Clerk Linda Compton (and can be found in its entirety here). The vote followed a brief presentation by Yessman, and drew applause from the audience....
  • Additions to be made to gun laws for law enforcement

    01/17/2013 4:08:02 PM PST · by qaz123 · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | 17Jan13 | Jim Hoffer
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- A troubling oversight has been found within New York State's sweeping new gun laws. The ban on having high-capacity magazines, as it's written, would also include law enforcement officers. Magazines with more than seven rounds will be illegal under the new law when that part takes effect in March.
  • I.G. report: State workers "bored", "doing nothing

    04/22/2011 4:35:19 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 30 replies
    CBS6 News ^ | April 22, 2011 | Craig Smith
    ALBANY, NY -- A 37-year veteran of the state's Office of General Services who is accused of three felonies told investigators he was bored because of a lack of work and suggested he's not alone. "There's a lot of people sitting up there (in Corning Tower) doing nothing," is how the Inspector general's office quotes 53-year-old Gregory Ruth, arrested Wednesday on charges of fraud, grand larceny and false filing. His salary, at $42.00 an hour, is about $84,000 a year. His job entails designing plumbing systems, chiefly for the state's prisons. The IG began investigating after receiving an anonymous tip...
  • The New York Times Concedes 'Decades of Overspending' by State Governments

    12/27/2010 1:36:47 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 2+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12/26/10 | William Kristol
    The New York Times Concedes 'Decades of Overspending' by State Governments William Kristol December 26, 2010 12:05 PM You know conservatives are winning when the most dogmatic and obdurate liberals (inadvertently) throw in the towel. In the midst of an otherwise predictable editorial today on "The Looming Crisis in the States," in which the New York Times calls for state tax hikes and more aid from Washington, we find this sentence: "Starved for revenue and accustomed to decades of overspending, many states have been overwhelmed."
  • Gov. Paterson says the Republicans most likely have taken control of the state Senate

    11/04/2010 3:10:38 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 10 replies
    ALBANY - Count Gov. Paterson among those who think the Republicans won control of the state Senate on Election Day. Paterson, during his weekly radio appearance on WOR this morning, contradicted the hopeful spin coming from Senate Democrats and said it's likely the GOP will be in charge of the Senate in 2011. Citing the narrow leads held by GOP challengers in key Buffalo and Long Island races, Paterson told Gambling this morning that "it is probable that \[GOP Sen. Dean\] Skelos is right, that he will be the majority leader of the Senate in 2011. So that's a significant...
  • Early Indications from New York

    11/02/2010 3:38:54 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 29 replies · 2+ views
    inside the campaign ^ | 11/2/10 | exit polls
    This early word from inside the campaign Voter turnout is high everywhere but Manhattan area.. Sufflok county 3 to 1 Repub over Dem.. Great for us.. Things look good but I am cautiously optimistic
  • New York State Puts In Request For Office Furniture

    04/01/2010 11:07:00 AM PDT · by clarkster · 2 replies · 223+ views
    South Bronx School Blog ^ | March 31, 2010 | Bronx Teacher
    I am surprised not one blog, most of all Gotham Schools has yet to mention this. The fact that the Post did I find shocking. In fact I didn't know about this until I spoke to a colleague just a few minutes ago. But I do have a big s**t eating grin now. I wonder if RtTT poster boys Whitney (I-684 Rest Area) Tilson and Thomas W. Carroll will even bother mentioning it. But it seems that the Children First mentality is alive and well still amongst the EDiots. It seems that in their whoring, er, I meant application to...
  • New York State Has First Deficit in General Fund

    12/30/2009 11:12:41 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 588+ views
    NYT ^ | 12/31/09 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    December 31, 2009 New York State Has First Deficit in General Fund By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE ALBANY — New York is about to achieve a dubious milestone: For the first time in history, the state’s main bank account is poised to end the year in the red. After months of plunging revenues and weeks of budget battles, New York had a negative balance of $174 million in its general fund on Wednesday, with nearly $1 billion in bills owed by day’s end. Every sign pointed to the account’s still being in the hole when 2010 begins. To fill the gap, New...
  • Whistling Past the Deficit (NY State; NYT managed to diss RINO inaction)

    11/18/2009 1:06:16 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 312+ views
    NYT ^ | 11/16/09
    November 16, 2009 EDITORIAL Whistling Past the Deficit New York’s governor could not have spoken more plainly than he did last week before a joint session of the State Legislature. “Quite frankly, we are running out of money,” he said, as he asked members to help cut the budget. The plea has so far gone unanswered, even though, with each week, the fiscal problems get worse. Assembly members recognize that the deficit is even worse than the governor’s estimate. But they won’t cut the budget unless the Senate agrees to do so at the same time. That’s the Albany system....
  • Paper: Bush Considered Sending Troops Into New York

    07/24/2009 10:38:47 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 42 replies · 1,645+ views
    FoxNews ^ | July 24, 2009
    The Bush administration in 2002 considered sending U.S. troops into a Buffalo, New York, suburb to arrest a group of terror suspects, the New York Times reported. WASHINGTON - The Bush administration in 2002 considered sending U.S. troops into a Buffalo, New York, suburb to arrest a group of terror suspects in what would have been a nearly unprecedented use of military power within the United States, The New York Times reported. Vice President Dick Cheney and several other Bush advisers at the time strongly urged that the military be used to apprehend men who were suspected of plotting with...
  • Paterson: Tax First, Cut Later… Maybe

    12/17/2008 9:11:24 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 14 replies · 1,039+ views
    CanadaFreePress ^ | 12/17/08 | Bob Parks
    There’s no “change” when it comes to politics as usual in The Empire State, in fact the Emperor’s latest edict is not being well-received. Gov. Paterson’s proposed $121 billion budget hits New Yorkers in their iPods - and nickels-and-dimes them in lots of other places, too. Trying to close a $15.4 billion budget gap, Paterson called for 88 new fees and a host of other taxes, including an “iPod tax” that taxes the sale of downloaded music and other “digitally delivered entertainment services.” “We’re going to have to take some extreme measures,” Paterson said Tuesday after unveiling the slash-and-burn budget....
  • New York State citizens. Say NO! to Human Embryonic Stem cell research (contact info.)

    05/31/2008 9:15:43 PM PDT · by Sun · 14 replies · 523+ views
    Four New RFAs Issued Governor Paterson on May 8, 2008 announced the availability of $109 million in funding for stem cell research initiatives, with the issuance of four new Requests for Applications. excerpt
  • The Libel Terrorism Protection Act, also known as RACHEL's LAW, signed by Governor

    05/01/2008 11:29:16 AM PDT · by rmlew · 11 replies · 95+ views
    American Center for Democray ^ | May 1, 2008 | press release
    Albany, NY (May 1, 2008) -- New York State Governor David Paterson yesterday signed the "Libel Terrorism Protection Act" (S.6687/A.9652), which on March 31 passed the state's Assembly and Senate unanimously. Also known as Rachel's Law, the bill sponsored by Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Queens) and Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) will protect American journalists and authors from foreign lawsuits that infringe on First Amendment rights. The bill also received unprecedented support from Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. "New Yorkers must be able to speak out on issues of public concern without living in fear that they will...
  • N.Y. lawmaker hopes to ban iPod use in crosswalks (NYS Silliness NANNY STATE ALERT!)

    02/07/2007 11:30:51 AM PST · by Braak · 6 replies · 288+ views
    CNET NEWS ^ | 02/07/07 | Caroline McCarthy
    A New York state senator has announced his plan to introduce legislation that would ban the use of electronic devices such as iPods, BlackBerrys and cell phones while crossing streets in major cities. State Sen. Carl Krueger, a Democrat who represents New York's 27th district in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, claimed that the phenomenon of "iPod oblivion" has led to a number of fatal accidents on urban streets. While he did not cite any statistical studies that have indicated a rise in such incidents, he referred to the January death of a 23-year-old Brooklyn man who, tuned...
  • Hevesi 'deeply sorry' after state Ethics Commission ruling

    10/23/2006 2:57:15 PM PDT · by sageb1 · 16 replies · 509+ views
    The state Ethics Commission concluded Monday that state Comptroller Alan Hevesi "knowingly and intentionally" violated the public trust by using public employees to chauffeur his wife. more at url
  • The Pope’s Act of Contrition [GAG!]

    09/20/2006 12:42:22 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 24 replies · 706+ views
    NYTimes Terrorist Tip Sheet ^ | 9/20/06 | NYTimes editorialists
    Now that Pope Benedict XVI has expressed regret for offending Muslims in remarks he made last week, we hope Catholics and Muslims alike will put aside the pontiff’s ill-considered comments and move forward in a conciliatory spirit. Muslim leaders need to condemn the specific acts of violence that followed the pope’s speech. Even more important, they must work against the nurturing of grievance that magnifies and politicizes insults, giving them a destructive dynamic. [snip] The pope and the Vatican can also do more. For the past two years, Benedict has been a no-show at interfaith gatherings in Assisi, begun 20...
  • Phillips on FBI Top 10 Most Wanted List [Ralph "Bucky" Phillips"]

    09/07/2006 4:20:41 PM PDT · by Dan Nunn · 9 replies · 998+ views
    WGRZ-TV ^ | 9/7/06
    2 On Your Side has confirmed that the FBI is adding fugitive Ralph Bucky Phillips to its infamous Top 10 Most Wanted list. Meanwhile, the reward for information in connection to the case has been increased to $350,000. The FBI is offering $100,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Phillips. The New York State Police Benevolent Association announced at a press conference in Albany Thursday afternoon they have raised money for a reward for information leading the arrest and conviction of Phillips is now $300,000. Another $50,000 will be available for information leading to the arrest and...
  • Sales Tax Relief

    03/30/2006 5:54:34 AM PST · by PissAndVinegar · 27 replies · 753+ views
    Fox23 News ^ | March 30, 2006 8:48 AM | Fox Reporter
    One portion of the state budget that's pretty much a done deal could save you a lot of money. The state plans to drop its share of the sales tax on clothing and shoes under $110 all year long! But how much you save will depend on exactly where you shop. Plan on buying some clothes in the near future, say after April 1? Well you can do it tax free, sort of and no April Fools! Shopper Latasha Dinkins said, “I'll be back to shop!” And you can bet many others will too all year long. It’s a welcome...
  • A Turning Point for New York Courts [Federal judge exposes Dem sham of how judges are chosen in NYS

    02/04/2006 3:09:20 AM PST · by summer · 68 replies · 1,149+ views
    NYT Editorial ^ | Feb, 4, 2006 | NYT Editors
    The myth that New Yorkers choose their top trial judges by democratic election was exploded last week by a 77-page federal court decision striking down the clubhouse-controlled selection process for violating the rights of candidates and voters. Judge John Gleeson of the United States District Court in Brooklyn laid out in damning detail the state's system — unique in the nation — of letting party leaders anoint candidates for State Supreme Court judgeships at sharply controlled nominating conventions held out of public view. ... Judge Gleeson has performed a valuable public service in pulling the plug on this sham. We...
  • NYS Adopts New "Clean Car" Air Pollution Standards

    11/09/2005 1:07:18 PM PST · by PissAndVinegar · 5 replies · 492+ views
    WXXI ^ | 2005-11-09 | Deanna Garcia
    ROCHESTER, NY (2005-11-09) New Clean Car standards are being adopted in New York today. That's in an effort to reduce the amount of Global Warming pollutants that come from cars sold in the state. The Natural Resource Defense Council in New York is commending the Pataki administration for implementing the standards that were first adopted by California in 2004. Theo Spencer is the Senior Project Manager at the NRDC's Climate Center. He says the new standards require better pollution control on new vehicles. They target emmissions of pollutants that are said to contribute greatly to global warming: carbon dioxide, methane,...
  • Tell Gov. Pataki to veto abortion pill

    06/30/2005 8:57:51 PM PDT · by Sun · 6 replies · 323+ views
    Attention New York State pro-life citizens: Please call Gov. Pataki at 518-474-8390 and tell him to VETO A.116/S.3661 which is the bill to make abortifacient pills legal. Even though Governor Pataki is pro-"choice," Senator Bruno has said that the governor has not made his decision yet. If you call during nonbusiness hours, you can leave your message with your name, phone # and town where you live, on the answering machine.
  • Stop Cloning and Embryo Research in NEW YORK STATE (e-mail)

    05/04/2005 5:48:19 PM PDT · by Sun · 87 replies · 791+ views
    I received this e-mail from Stop Cloning and Embryo Research Contact Your Assembly Representative Now On Tuesday, May 3, 2005 the New York State Assembly Health Committee voted in favor of releasing dangerous legislation (A.6300)that would promote human cloning for the purpose of conducting medical experiments on living human embryos. This means that the full Assembly can vote on this issue in the very near future. Please urge your Assembly representative to oppose this bill. Embryonic stem cell research depends on human cloning and is a radical assault on human life! Take action now.
  • Top Silver Aide Michael Boxley Indicted on Rape Charges (NYS Assemblyman's counsel)

    08/01/2003 3:19:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies · 850+ views
    News10 (ABC Affiliate) ^ | August 1, 2003
    Top Silver Aide Michael Boxley Indicted on Rape Charges(updated: August 1st, 5:00pm) A grand jury today indicted top legislative lawyer Michael Boxley on charges he raped a 22-year-old co-worker. Boxley, a top aide for Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, has been on unpaid leave since he arrested at the State Capitol in June.The indictment consists of two counts, each of first and third-degree rape. The woman alleged Boxley assaulted her at her apartment after a night of partying at local bars.Boxley has maintained his innocence through his lawyer.Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver released a statement this afternoon. "I am advised that certain...

    07/19/2003 3:07:09 PM PDT · by Marianne · 14 replies · 819+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | July 18, 2003 | Tom Precious, Albany Bureau
    ALBANY - The state Tax Department, concerned about threats of violence from members of the Seneca Nation of Indians, is poised to go after consumers who buy untaxed cigarettes from Internet and mail-order Native American retailers. The agency's head of enforcement told a state tobacco control panel Thursday that tax officials are working with federal and state agencies to get names of consumers who make those purchases. Peter Farrell, deputy commissioner at the Tax Department, said consumers could become targets if the agency can't get shipping companies and Native American retailers to comply with a state law enacted in 2000...
  • Silver's Aide Placed on Leave

    06/16/2003 3:17:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 48 replies · 218+ views
    Newsday ^ | June 16, 2003
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- A prominent legislative lawyer was placed on leave Monday after being charged with raping a 22-year-old co-worker at her apartment after a night of drinking. Michael Boxley, who earned $130,395 as chief counsel to Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, had been absent from work since he was arrested last Wednesday and taken out of his Capitol office in handcuffs. Boxley, 43, was charged with one count each of first- and third-degree rape. Police said Boxley offered the woman a ride home after the two met colleagues for drinks at a bar and sexually assaulted her at her...

    05/12/2003 3:39:44 PM PDT · by Marianne · 12 replies · 1,324+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | May 11, 2003 | Tom Precious and Lou Michel
    CATTARAUGUS INDIAN RESERVATION - State lawmakers are looking to Native Americans, especially the Seneca Nation, to help balance this year's budget and provide more money to spend on education and health care. But those legislators are going to be sorely disappointed, Seneca leaders and residents said last week. "I will fight, whatever it takes, to protect our sovereignty and prosper. There's got to be an ultimate cost," said Barry E. Snyder Sr., the Seneca Tribal Council chairman who owns smoke shops and gasoline stations on the Cattaraugus and Allegany reservations. There are fears of a return to the battles of...
  • Project Rebirth -- 7-Year Time Lapse Film, Documenting The Restoration Of Ground Zero Coverage

    08/27/2002 8:11:11 AM PDT · by summer · 53 replies · 555+ views
    Project Rebirth ^ | August 27, 2002 | Project Rebirth - Ground Zero
    About Us - Project Rebirth at Ground Zero Project Rebirth, a cinematic landmark chronicling the rebirth of Ground Zero in New York City, will capture, through 35mm timelapse photography, the restoration of the entire area where the World Trade Center formerly stood. The project is being produced by Project Rebirth, Inc., a New York non-profit corporation dedicated to the film's creation, production, and distribution. The film is intended for installation in a memorial museum, where multiple screens will surround the audience giving the impression of the buildings rising around them as they hear the sounds of New York, and...