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by Ali Hibbs October 30, 2014

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    “I’ve known [Gov. Andrew Cuomo] since he was 18 years old,” says Allen Roskoff at an Albany press conference in support of Green Party candidate, Howie Hawkins. “And I’ve never cast a ballot for him. ...

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It’s a Start

by Ali Hibbs June 26, 2014

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  New York State is finally set to legalize a medical-marijuana program that will ease the suffering of patients who have waited more than 20 years for relief. But critics say that many more New Yorkers ...

Dicey Propositions

by Ann Morrow May 30, 2014

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  “Casino gambling has literally become America’s new national pastime, with higher attendance than professional baseball, football, and every other professional sport combined,” said Bob Steele, the keynote speaker at an anti-casinos forum held last week ...

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The Pot Thickens

by Ali Hibbs May 22, 2014

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  Medical-marijuana legislation, introduced in some form every year since 1997, was approved by the New York State Senate Health Committee on Tuesday—for the first time ever under a Republican-controlled Senate. While the passage of the ...

Signs of the Times

by Ann Morrow May 1, 2014

  Why don’t those mini-billboards along the New Jersey Turnpike flash any messages? It’s because they aren’t billboards—though the rectangular screens can be viewed as an advertisement of sorts for New Jersey’s commitment to solar energy. ...

Heads I Win, Tails You Lose

by Natasha Scully April 3, 2014

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  After days of protests outside the New York State Capitol and behind-closed-doors negotiations inside, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders concluded a $138 billion budget deal. Outlined in the budget is a $1.1 billion—or 5.3 percent—increase ...

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Public Education Is Under Attack

by Miriam Axel-Lute March 12, 2014

  Yesterday, public school advocates rallied at the New York state capitol to call for full state funding of public education. Participants held “R.I.P.” tombstone signs of the programs, classes, staff and resources that their schools ...

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Farm To Tasting Room

by Era Bushati February 27, 2014

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  Alejandro del Peral grew up in Columbia County surrounded by apple orchards on his family’s nine-acre fruit farm, where he worked throughout his childhood. But after living in California, Wyoming and his native Spain, he ...

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Stop and Think

by Erin Pihlaja January 16, 2014

  It was hard to miss the anti-fracking rally at the Empire State Plaza concourse when Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented his 2014 State of State address last Wednesday (Jan. 8). The thousands of people waving signs ...

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Governor, Take Care of Your People

by Molly Eadie January 16, 2014

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  “In the future days . . . we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. . . . The third is freedom from want—which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings ...

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Extremes Makover

by Erin Pihlaja January 8, 2014

  Everyone is talking about the polar vortex right now, and while the buzz phrase doesn’t have a Twitter profile just yet, the whole topic of extreme weather was discussed at the Capitol on Tuesday (Dec. ...

Message to You, Andrew

by The Staff January 8, 2014

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  Amid the hubbub of State of the State day at the Capitol, as many as two thousand demonstrators lined a long section of the Empire State Plaza Concourse yesterday (Wednesday) to remind Gov. Andrew Cuomo ...

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Here’s What Happened

by Erin Pihlaja November 7, 2013

  The voters of New York state made their voices heard yesterday, and in case you missed it: Casinos are OK, as are veterans, the Adirondacks (and mining in the Adirondacks), and money for sewage facilities. ...

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The Final Standings

by Shawn Stone December 20, 2012

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  Losers 10. Andrew Cuomo Poor Gov. Cuomo: All the behind-the-scenes maneuvering and public posturing in anticipation of a 2016 presidential run will have gone for naught. And dude has had to put up with Dean Skelos for ...

Art Beat

by Shawn Stone November 29, 2012

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  THAT HOLIDAY FEELING As the late Andy Williams so memorably crooned, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” The State of New York gets into the holiday act this Sunday (Dec. 2) with the ...

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Big Names, Big News

by The Staff December 30, 2011

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s victories on gay marriage, a property tax cap and an early budget—as well as his shrewd moves to get income-tax reform passed his way—made him the year’s big winner, politically . Marriage equality finally ...

Peaceable Offenders

by Ali Hibbs November 16, 2011

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As Occupy protesters downstate were being forcibly evicted from Zuccotti Park this week, local occupiers also were facing off with state police over real estate here in Albany. At the urging of the administration of ...

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Making Sense of It All

by Shawn Stone September 8, 2011

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You don’t have to look up the institution’s authorizing legislation to grasp that the New York State Museum is tasked with a broad cultural and educational mandate. A walk through the museum itself, with its ...

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I Have the Votes

by David King June 29, 2011

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On Friday (June 24), at a little past 10 PM, the New York State Legislature passed a bill allowing same-sex marriage in New York state. As the Senate finished its vote, the architect of the ...

Legislative Chicken

by David King May 11, 2011

This week the Independent Democratic Conference, a group of breakaway Democrats who wanted to find a way to enjoy the perks of being in the majority without actually being in it, released a study showing ...

So Much to Do

by Elyse Beaudoin April 20, 2011

After managing to bridge a $10 billion deficit gap with the first on-time budget in five years, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is celebrating and likely counting his political capital. But what will he spend it on? “Cuomo ...

Who Owns This Budget?

by David King March 23, 2011

With little more than a week left until the state budget is due, groups from all over New York have poured into the Capitol this week to demand that Gov. Cuomo’s ...

Here’s Your Effing Steamroller

by David King March 3, 2011

Have you angered Gov. Andrew Cuomo lately? Not sure? Here is one easy way to find out: Check the New York Post’s editorials. If you’ve done something to earn his displeasure, the Post will almost ...