New York http://wamc.org en Cuomo: NY state plows, road crews ready for storm http://wamc.org/post/cuomo-ny-state-plows-road-crews-ready-storm <p>ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state has more than 1,500 snow plows, about 470,000 tons of road salt and hundreds of highway workers ready to tackle what's expected to be the worst storm so far in 2013.</p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 14:40:34 +0000 Associated Press 57430 at http://wamc.org Cuomo: NY state plows, road crews ready for storm New York poised to be 1st to pass post-massacre gun bill http://wamc.org/post/new-york-poised-be-1st-pass-post-massacre-gun-bill <p>ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Only days after calling for an overhaul of gun control in New York following the Connecticut school shooting, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a tough proposal on gun control is ready to become law.</p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 02:35:21 +0000 55730 at http://wamc.org New York poised to be 1st to pass post-massacre gun bill George Simpson - Empire State Pride Agenda http://wamc.org/post/george-simpson-empire-state-pride-agenda <p>Several lower courts have ruled against it, saying it is un-constitutional, but the nation’s highest court will take up a challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, a law passed by congress in 1996 that defines marriage as between one man and one woman. New York is among a handful of states that have legalized same sex marriage, and the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court will be watched very closely in New York. George Simpson, spokesman for Empire State Pride Agenda, spoke about the issues under review by the court with WAMC’s Brian Shields.</p><p></p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 17:35:00 +0000 Brian Shields 53621 at http://wamc.org Karen O'Keefe - The Marijuana Policy Project http://wamc.org/post/karen-okeefe-marijuana-policy-project <p>Last week, the states of Colorado and Washington became the first two states to legalize the possession and use of marijuana for recreational use.</p><p>In our region, Massachusetts voters widely supported a referendum legalizing the prescription of marijuana for medicinal use.</p><p>For more on what these developments mean for the future of marijuana policy in New York State and across the country, WAMC’s Patrick Donges spoke with Karen O’Keefe, director of state policies at the <a href="http://www.mpp.org/">Marijuana Policy Project</a>.</p><p></p> Sun, 11 Nov 2012 17:40:00 +0000 51737 at http://wamc.org