nys http://wamc.org en Thruway Authority Sets Meeting, No Toll Discussion on Agenda http://wamc.org/post/thruway-authority-sets-meeting-no-toll-discussion-agenda <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The state&nbsp;<font color="red">Thruway</font>&nbsp;Authority board has set a meeting for Dec. 17 but still won't say when it plans to consider a longstanding proposal for a "modest" 45-percent increase in&nbsp;<font color="red">tolls</font>&nbsp;for truckers.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 12:48:04 +0000 Jake Sorgen 53484 at http://wamc.org Thruway Authority Sets Meeting, No Toll Discussion on Agenda NY Court Allows Espaillat to Withdraw Petition http://wamc.org/post/ny-court-allows-espaillat-withdraw-petition <p>Lawyers for NYS Senator Adriano Espaillat have temporarily withdrawn their petition in their fight over his race to unseat U.S. Representative Charles Rangel.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Tristan O&rsquo;Neill reports&hellip;</p><p>The lawyers got permission from a state Supreme Court justice Monday to withdraw their petition so they can refile later this week using broader legal arguments.</p><p>Espaillat spokesman Ibrahim Khan says the move lets them keep their legal options open while they fight for transparency. He says the campaign could now push for a new vote to be held.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 11:24:57 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 42355 at http://wamc.org NY Court Allows Espaillat to Withdraw Petition NYS Legislature Approves Historic Low Number of Bills http://wamc.org/post/nys-legislature-approves-historic-low-number-bills <p>Governor Cuomo has touted the recently concluded legislative session as &ldquo;one of the most successful in modern political history&rdquo;.&nbsp; As Karen DeWitt reports, the session also made history in another way. It featured the fewest bills passed by both houses in nearly one hundred years.&nbsp; Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports&hellip; &nbsp;</p><p>According to an analysis by the New York Public Interest Research Group, the 2012 session resulted in 571 pieces of legislation approved by both houses of the legislature. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 11:04:28 +0000 Karen Dewitt 42353 at http://wamc.org NYS Legislature Approves Historic Low Number of Bills NY State to Get $146M in Drug Settlement http://wamc.org/post/ny-state-get-146m-drug-settlement <p>New York stands to receive $146 million in the national settlement with pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline, which has agreed to pay $3 billion overall to settle federal and state complaints related to marketing and pricing of its drugs. WAMC&#39;s Dave Lucas reports...</p><p>New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the record recovery will go to the state&#39;s Medicaid program.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 10:46:18 +0000 Dave Lucas 42351 at http://wamc.org NY State to Get $146M in Drug Settlement Issues Left Hanging as NYS Legislative Session Ends http://wamc.org/post/issues-left-hanging-nys-legislative-session-ends <p>The legislative session that&rsquo;s concluding in Albany seems to be more about what&rsquo;s not getting done that what is getting accomplished. As Karen DeWitt reports, agreements were not reached on several key issues.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>Governor Andrew Cuomo at this time last year was intensely lobbying lawmakers to pass a bill to legalize gay marriage. This year, he has taken a more hands off approach to the end of the current legislative session.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 11:09:40 +0000 Karen Dewitt 41500 at http://wamc.org Issues Left Hanging as NYS Legislative Session Ends NYS Ethics Panel Meets Amid Controversy http://wamc.org/post/nys-ethics-panel-meets-amid-controversy <p>The head of the state ethics commission, Janet DiFiore, says she has &ldquo;done nothing wrong&rdquo;, after allegations she used her influence as Westchester County DA to obtain welfare benefits for her maid. &nbsp;DiFiore spoke after a lengthy closed door session of the ethics commission.&nbsp; Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports&hellip;</p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 11:45:49 +0000 Karen Dewitt 40223 at http://wamc.org NYS Ethics Panel Meets Amid Controversy