lawmakers http://wamc.org en NY Agrees to Sweeping Reform of Disabled Care http://wamc.org/post/ny-agrees-sweeping-reform-disabled-care <p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders say they have agreed on a sweeping reform of the state&#39;s system of caring for the disabled that has been marked for years by abuse and death.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Ian Pickus reports&hellip;</p><p>For Cuomo, the deal announced Sunday fulfills a major legislative goal.</p><p>Recent governors have been dogged for years by outcry from whistle blowers and a chilling New York Times series was published this year about abuse within the massive bureaucracy caring for 1 million people.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 11:42:16 +0000 Ian Pickus 41232 at http://wamc.org NY Agrees to Sweeping Reform of Disabled Care Cuomo, Lawmakers Agree on Online Child Porn Bill http://wamc.org/post/cuomo-lawmakers-agree-online-child-porn-bill <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo and leaders of the Senate and Assembly say they&#39;ve reached agreement on legislation making all viewing of child pornography online illegal.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Ian Pickus reports&hellip;</p><p>The bill was introduced by Sen. Martin Golden, a retired police officer, after the Court of Appeals upheld a challenge to the state&#39;s child pornography law last month.</p><p>The legislation passed the Senate on May 15. Assemblyman Joe Lentol, co-sponsor, says the bill is expected to pass the Assembly this week.</p><p>Ian Pickus, WAMC News.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 11:37:32 +0000 Ian Pickus 41231 at http://wamc.org Cuomo, Lawmakers Agree on Online Child Porn Bill