State Senator David Carlucci http://wamc.org en Senator Schumer Backs Sing Sing Museum Plan http://wamc.org/post/senator-schumer-backs-sing-sing-museum-plan <p></p><p>New York’s senior U.S. senator has put his weight behind an effort to build a museum at a world-famous prison in Westchester County. He says the museum would have the potential to occupy a “must see” list for the New York City metropolitan area.</p><p>Democratic Senator Charles Schumer says the museum at the Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, which sits along the Hudson River, would be among the first at an active prison and a major driver of tourism for the Hudson Valley.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:50:54 +0000 Allison Dunne 93915 at http://wamc.org Senator Schumer Backs Sing Sing Museum Plan As Obama Lauds NY Bridge Project, Lawmakers Worry About Tolls http://wamc.org/post/obama-lauds-ny-bridge-project-lawmakers-worry-about-tolls <p>When President Obama visited Westchester Wednesday to spotlight the replacement Tappan Zee Bridge, he talked about how the project benefitted from an expedited review process. He also mentioned a large federal loan that came through. But some state and local lawmakers says there is still a big unknown: the toll price.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 00:27:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 90561 at http://wamc.org As Obama Lauds NY Bridge Project, Lawmakers Worry About Tolls Two NYS Legislators Look To Regulate E-Cigarettes http://wamc.org/post/two-nys-legislators-look-regulate-e-cigarettes <p>Two New York state legislators from the Hudson Valley say they will push legislation at the beginning of the year that would regulate e-cigarettes the same way as regular, tobacco cigarettes. Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to issue proposed regulations on the vapor cigarettes soon.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 20:09:28 +0000 Allison Dunne 78640 at http://wamc.org Two NYS Legislators Look To Regulate E-Cigarettes A Rockland Town Is Better Prepared One Year After Hurricane Sandy http://wamc.org/post/rockland-town-better-prepared-one-year-after-hurricane-sandy <p>Elected, labor and utility officials in Rockland County today marked the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, saying the area is better prepared to handle a devastating storm. They announced an agreement with local labor they say should prevent a repeat of one of the major problems.</p><p>They stood on a residential street in New City, in the Town of Clarkstown, New York state Senator David Carlucci among them.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 22:35:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 76615 at http://wamc.org A Rockland Town Is Better Prepared One Year After Hurricane Sandy The Vote: Getting Young Voters To The Polls In Off-Year Elections http://wamc.org/post/vote-getting-young-voters-polls-year-elections <p>Voter turnout in off-year elections is generally much lower than in presidential election years, and turnout among young voters is no exception. Three politicians who have set records for being the youngest in one political office or another have ideas about where the problems lie. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has part two in our special series The Vote.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 17:35:18 +0000 Allison Dunne 76584 at http://wamc.org The Vote: Getting Young Voters To The Polls In Off-Year Elections HV Lawmakers React To Moreland Commission's Investigation http://wamc.org/post/hv-lawmakers-react-moreland-commissions-investigation <p>New York State’s Moreland Commission, in an effort to root out public corruption, is looking into lawmakers’ outside income. After some lawmakers rebuffed the Commission’s requests, its co-chairs indicated subpoenas were forthcoming.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 17:30:11 +0000 Allison Dunne 76081 at http://wamc.org HV Lawmakers React To Moreland Commission's Investigation Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Concerning Police Dogs http://wamc.org/post/governor-cuomo-signs-legislation-concerning-police-dogs <p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Wednesday signed two bills pertaining to police dogs. A Hudson Valley Assemblyman sponsored both.</p><p>One bill elevates to a Class E felony the killing of a police dog or police horse. Republican George Maziarz sponsored the bill in the Senate.</p><p>Maziarz and Democrat Kenneth Zebrowski, who sponsored the bill in the Assembly, point to a second police dog killing that occurred after the bill was introduced. Here’s Zebrowski:</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 02:45:34 +0000 Allison Dunne 69954 at http://wamc.org Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Concerning Police Dogs Lawmakers Urge NY Governor To Sign Boat Safety Bill http://wamc.org/post/lawmakers-urge-ny-governor-sign-boat-safety-bill <p></p><p>New York state lawmakers, local leaders, and family members gathered at a boat club along the Hudson River Wednesday. They were there to urge the governor to sign boating safety legislation, and to honor the memory of a local resident who died in a boating accident.</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:04:43 +0000 Allison Dunne 67999 at http://wamc.org Lawmakers Urge NY Governor To Sign Boat Safety Bill IDC Takes Proposed Campaign Finance Bill On The Road http://wamc.org/post/idc-takes-proposed-campaign-finance-bill-road <p>A group of New York state Senators held a public hearing Wednesday on a proposed campaign finance reform bill. They say with the most recent lawmaker names that have emerged in connection with a federal corruption investigation, the need for such reform is all the more urgent.</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 16:57:31 +0000 Allison Dunne 64270 at http://wamc.org IDC Takes Proposed Campaign Finance Bill On The Road NYS Task Force Issues Sandy Recovery Report http://wamc.org/post/nys-task-force-issues-sandy-recovery-report <p>A New York State Senate Bipartisan Task Force on Hurricane Sandy Recovery has released its first report. The senators have come up with preliminary recommendations to help recovery efforts and assist in disaster planning.</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 19:09:28 +0000 Allison Dunne 57374 at http://wamc.org NYS Task Force Issues Sandy Recovery Report