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  • I Have Finally Escaped New York

    12/21/2017 5:30:10 PM PST · by onona · 102 replies
    We have finally done it ! Gone Baby Gone

    07/05/2017 5:38:40 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 37 replies
    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer ^ | 7/5/2017 | U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer
    Ahead of what is projected to be one of the worst summers for tick-borne diseases in years in Westchester and Rockland Counties, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today urged, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to double-down on efforts to fully implement new laws, passed by Congress last year, that will significantly increase research, vaccine development and treatment strategies to help stamp out tick-borne diseases like Lyme disease. Schumer said any delay in federal action will allow newly emerging disease like Powassan, which is even deadlier than Lyme disease, to impact already highly vulnerable areas...
  • 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...