New York State Legislature http://wamc.org en New York Legislature Graded On Environmental Progress http://wamc.org/post/new-york-legislature-graded-environmental-progress <p></p><p></p><p>The New York League of Conservation Voters has issued its “Environmental Progress Report” grading the legislature on its priority issues for the recently adjourned legislative session. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 93955 at http://wamc.org New York Legislature Graded On Environmental Progress Blair Horner: The 2014 Legislative Wrap Up http://wamc.org/post/blair-horner-2014-legislative-wrap <p>Now that the 2014 legislative session is finished, the question is what got done?&nbsp; During this session, high profile bills got passed – such as a new law allowing, in select circumstances, the medicinal use of marijuana.&nbsp; Over the past four years, the budget was completed in time for the beginning of the new fiscal year, a streak unheard of in modern New York State history.</p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:52:00 +0000 Blair Horner 93801 at http://wamc.org New York State Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill http://wamc.org/post/new-york-state-senate-passes-medical-marijuana-bill <p>After a lengthy debate of several hours, the medical marijuana bill was approved in the Senate, and now goes to the desk of Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has said he'll sign it. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:22:17 +0000 Karen DeWitt 93104 at http://wamc.org New York State Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill Cuomo, Legislative Leaders Agree on Anti-Heroin Bills, Still Discussing Medical Marijuana http://wamc.org/post/cuomo-legislative-leaders-agree-anti-heroin-bills-still-discussing-medical-marijuana <p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders have agreed to a package of bills to combat heroin addiction, and say they are still discussing other issues, including medical marijuana, as the legislative session draws to a close.&nbsp; Wed, 18 Jun 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 92919 at http://wamc.org Cuomo, Legislative Leaders Agree on Anti-Heroin Bills, Still Discussing Medical Marijuana New York State Budget Finalized, Voting on Monday http://wamc.org/post/new-york-state-budget-finalized-voting-monday <p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders have finalized the details on a $138 billion dollar state budget and say they are on track to meet the April 1 deadline. The budget includes a multi step plan that could &nbsp;lower property taxes, $340 million dollars for schools to start pre-K programs, and a limited test program for public campaign financing.</p> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 12:18:26 +0000 Karen Dewitt 87018 at http://wamc.org New York State Budget Finalized, Voting on Monday NY Lawmakers: Back To Work In Albany http://wamc.org/post/ny-lawmakers-back-work-albany <p></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 08:14:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 81710 at http://wamc.org NY Lawmakers: Back To Work In Albany The Legislative Gazette #1402 http://wamc.org/post/legislative-gazette-1402 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">(Airs 1/10) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo delivers an election year state of the state address, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the speech, and we’ll also take a look at the annual people’s state of the state address.</p><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:40:30 +0000 David Guistina 81592 at http://wamc.org Assemblyman Tony Jordan Reflects On His Time In The NYS Legislature http://wamc.org/post/assemblyman-tony-jordan-reflects-his-time-nys-legislature <p></p><p>New York State Assemblyman Tony Jordan, a Republican of the 113<sup>th</sup> District, was recently elected to become the next District Attorney of Washington County. Jordan, a lawyer by trade, served as Assistant District Attorney prior to his election to the Assembly in 2008. WAMC's Lucas Willard spoke with Jordan, who reflected on his experience in the legislature and his reasons for leaving.</p> Sun, 10 Nov 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 77455 at http://wamc.org First Sign of Casino Money Could Be in Lawmaker's Campaign Funds, Says Advocate http://wamc.org/post/first-sign-casino-money-could-be-lawmakers-campaign-funds-says-advocate <p>When state lawmakers approved a bill to permit new gambling casinos in the final hours of the legislative session, they left something out. &nbsp;&nbsp;A provision to ban campaign contributions to legislators from gambling corporations did not end up in the final version.</p><p>When Governor Cuomo announced his plan to create new gambling centers in New York, he said he also wanted to ban campaign contributions from gambling entities to state lawmakers.</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 21:54:23 +0000 Karen Dewitt 67844 at http://wamc.org First Sign of Casino Money Could Be in Lawmaker's Campaign Funds, Says Advocate New York State Legislature Passes Tax Breaks, Fails To Move Women's Rights, Ethics Measures http://wamc.org/post/new-york-state-legislature-passes-tax-breaks-fails-move-womens-rights-ethics-measures <p>New York State’s legislative session came to a close early this morning with the state Senate gaveling out shortly after 6:45 a.m. following a final all night session. The Assembly, which stayed in session from Thursday through to the early morning hours on Friday adjourned for the year at around 9 p.m. Friday evening.</p><p>Among those measures passed by both houses was Governor Andrew Cuomo’s <span class="st">Start-Up NY </span>plan, formerly known as Tax Free NY, which would give large tax breaks to new businesses located near state college campuses.</p> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 13:49:41 +0000 67652 at http://wamc.org New York State Legislature Passes Tax Breaks, Fails To Move Women's Rights, Ethics Measures