government transparency http://wamc.org en NY handgun licensees can file privacy form http://wamc.org/post/ny-handgun-licensees-can-file-privacy-form <p>ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's licensed handgun owners can keep their information private using a new form from State Police.<br><br>The forms, available online, should be submitted at county offices where pistol owners registered.<br><br>They can exempt their information from the state Freedom of Information Law, which some newspapers have used to identify owners.</p> Sun, 17 Feb 2013 22:49:50 +0000 Associated Press 58013 at http://wamc.org NY handgun licensees can file privacy form Update: Assemblyman apologizes after “Hitler would be proud (of Cuomo)” remark http://wamc.org/post/update-assemblyman-apologizes-after-hitler-would-be-proud-cuomo-remark <p>Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin, who represents parts of Albany, Columbia, Greene and Rensselaer Counties, made the controversial remarks while answering a question about comments that Cuomo acted like a dictator when he expedited the passage of a sweeping package of gun control policy last month using a “message of necessity.”</p><p>“When you throw a bill at us in 20 minutes, and we’re told basically to shut up and vote, if that’s not dictatorial, I don’t know what is,” McLaughlin said.</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 21:04:50 +0000 57244 at http://wamc.org Update: Assemblyman apologizes after “Hitler would be proud (of Cuomo)” remark Vox Pop : New York State Government Transparency with Robert Freeman : 7/24/12 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-new-york-state-government-transparency-robert-freeman-72412 <p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has come under increasing scrutiny for practices that appear to contrast his campaign pledge of historic transparency.</p><p>Last week, <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/07/cuomo-pin-never-email-me">it was reported</a> that Cuomo does not use email for official correspondence, relying instead on proprietary blackberry pin-to-pin messages, which leave no paper trail.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 19:00:00 +0000 43855 at http://wamc.org