new york state http://wamc.org en Blair Horner: Toxic Chemicals In Children's Products Act http://wamc.org/post/blair-horner-toxic-chemicals-childrens-products-act <p>Lawmakers are set to wrap up the scheduled end of the 2014 legislative session. Typically, this week is “show time” for lawmakers–hundreds of bills are likely to be approved, many more will fail.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:55:00 +0000 Blair Horner 92702 at http://wamc.org Greenberg On Latest Siena Poll Results http://wamc.org/post/greenberg-latest-siena-poll-results <p>Steve Greenberg discusses Siena College's poll results for the New York State gubernatorial race. Results show Governor Cuomo with a lead over Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 17:54:31 +0000 Brian Shields 92714 at http://wamc.org Greenberg On Latest Siena Poll Results Blair Horner: The End Of The Legislative Session http://wamc.org/post/blair-horner-end-legislative-session <p>With two weeks to go until the scheduled end of the 2014 legislative session, how’s it looking? Despite the fact that the governor and state lawmakers will face the voters this November, increasingly the session looks like it will end with a whimper, not a bang.</p><p>There are even rumors that lawmakers will throw in the towel and just wrap things up this week instead of next week as scheduled.</p><p>Even though there has been a lot of public debate on important issues, it appears that lawmakers will hit the campaign trail without resolving them.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 19:50:00 +0000 Blair Horner 92199 at http://wamc.org Blair Horner: Voting In New York http://wamc.org/post/blair-horner-voting-new-york <p>The US Census published a report on voting in America last week that was the usual – the nation’s voters don’t go to the polls as often as they should and in some parts of the country, like New York, and for some age groups – mainly young voters – the turnout has been dreadful.</p><p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 19:50:00 +0000 Blair Horner 89197 at http://wamc.org The Craft New York Beer Fest On 3/22 http://wamc.org/post/craft-new-york-beer-fest-322 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Craft beer is here to stay – and as with any business or art, the creation and consumption has an impact beyond what you might initially expect.</span></p><p>Here to tell us more are Paul Leone, Executive Director of the <a href="http://www.thinknydrinkny.com/">New York State Brewers Association</a>, Gregg Stacy from <a href="http://www.brownsbrewing.com/">Browns Brewing</a> in Troy, NY and John Carr from <a href="http://www.adkbrewery.com/">Adirondack Brewery</a> in Lake George, NY.</p><p>The Craft New York Beer Fest is Saturday, March 22nd from 5-8PM at the Desmond Hotel in Albany.</p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 85658 at http://wamc.org The Craft New York Beer Fest On 3/22 NY Offers Lifetime Licenses To Hunt, Fish, Tour Parks http://wamc.org/post/ny-offers-lifetime-licenses-hunt-fish-tour-parks <p></p><p></p><p>New York is offering lifetime licenses to hunt, fish and visit state parks. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Wednesday that he hopes a portion of the 2 million people who buy annual hunting licenses, fishing licenses and park permits in New York will make the switch. Lifetime hunting licenses cost $535, lifetime fishing licenses $460 and lifetime Empire Passport park permits cost $750.</p><p></p><p>As an incentive, lifetime license holders will be able to receive for free scenic-themed license plates playing off the "I Love NY" theme that promote fishing, hunting or parks.</p><p></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:48:59 +0000 Dave Lucas 83759 at http://wamc.org NY Offers Lifetime Licenses To Hunt, Fish, Tour Parks Blair Horner: Governor Cuomo's Budget For Higher Education http://wamc.org/post/blair-horner-governor-cuomos-budget-higher-education <p>The governor’s budget is based on a huge promise – that he will keep the budget growth to less than 2%.&nbsp; The governor presents this number as a simple feat, keep to the rate of inflation and he can use some of the revenues for a tax cut.</p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:50:00 +0000 Blair Horner 83566 at http://wamc.org Environmental and Ag Interests Have Mixed Reaction To State of State http://wamc.org/post/environmental-and-ag-interests-have-mixed-reaction-state-state <p></p><p></p><p>In his state of the state, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo laid out plans for new agricultural summits, but some environmental advocates feel ignored. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 23:35:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 81562 at http://wamc.org Environmental and Ag Interests Have Mixed Reaction To State of State Cuomo Details Vision For 2014 http://wamc.org/post/cuomo-details-vision-2014 <div>ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Governor&nbsp;Andrew Cuomo delivered a broad election-year agenda in a State of the State speech promoting a property tax freeze, tougher anti-corruption laws and modernizing New York City's airports.</div><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 20:18:36 +0000 Associated Press 81454 at http://wamc.org Cuomo Details Vision For 2014 Blair Horner: The Price Of Election Year Tax Cuts http://wamc.org/post/blair-horner-price-election-year-tax-cuts <p>Last week, a gubernatorial commission released its $2 billion tax cut plan for New York State.&nbsp; The commission’s plan provides for a 2-year property tax freeze, a cut in the tax rate on corporations to 6.5 percent and a reduction in tax on manufacturers to 2.5 percent.</p><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 20:50:00 +0000 Blair Horner 79974 at http://wamc.org Blair Horner: The Price Of Election Year Tax Cuts