new york state http://wamc.org en 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 NY To Receive $1B In JPMorgan Settlement http://wamc.org/post/ny-receive-1b-jpmorgan-settlement-0 <p>New York State is set to receive $1 Billion after JPMorgan Chase &amp; Co. agreed to pay $13 billion dollars in a landmark settlement for activities that prosecutors say were "symptomatic of the recklessness on Wall Street."</p><p>JPMorgan was among the major banks that sold mortgage-backed securities that plunged in value when the housing market collapsed in 2006 and 2007. Those losses triggered a financial crisis that pushed the economy into the worst recession since the 1930's.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:45:11 +0000 Jaired Crofut 78185 at http://wamc.org NY To Receive $1B In JPMorgan Settlement More Federal Sandy Aid Coming To NY, NYC http://wamc.org/post/more-federal-sandy-aid-coming-ny-nyc <p>A second round of federal Sandy recovery aid is coming to New York City and New York state.</p><p>Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced the funding on Monday.</p><p>Today is the anniversary of the superstorm.</p><p>Donovan said New York state will be getting nearly $2.1 billion. New York City will get over $1.3 billion in Community Development Block Grants.</p><p>That's in addition to federal money that was allocated earlier this year.</p><p>Donovan was joined by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Sen. Charles Schumer, and Reps. Nydia Velazquez and Jerrold Nadler.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 10:20:41 +0000 Jaired Crofut 76543 at http://wamc.org More Federal Sandy Aid Coming To NY, NYC NY Extends Comment Time For Liquefied Natural Gas http://wamc.org/post/ny-extends-comment-time-liquefied-natural-gas <p>Officials in New York state are giving the public another month to weigh in on a proposal to allow new liquefied natural gas facilities in the state for the first time in 40 years.</p><p>The comment period on the proposed regulations had been slated to end on Nov. 4, but it's been extended until Dec. 4.</p><p>A public hearing on the regulations is scheduled for Wednesday in Albany.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 11:19:55 +0000 Jaired Crofut 76447 at http://wamc.org NY Extends Comment Time For Liquefied Natural Gas Top US Court Rejects Onondaga Claim Against NY http://wamc.org/post/top-us-court-rejects-onondaga-claim-against-ny <p>The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the Onondaga Indian Nation&#39;s petition to review the dismissal of its long-running lawsuit claiming a massive swath of land running down the middle of New York state.</p><p>The Nation had argued the 4,000 square miles in 11 counties was illegally taken by the state through a series of bogus treaties. The lawsuit also named the city of Syracuse and a number of local companies as defendants.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 12:01:11 +0000 Jaired Crofut 75654 at http://wamc.org Top US Court Rejects Onondaga Claim Against NY