New York State Legislature http://wamc.org en 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 Cuomo Creates Panel To Investigate NY Legislature http://wamc.org/post/cuomo-creates-panel-investigate-ny-legislature <p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he is creating a powerful investigative committee under New York's anti-corruption Moreland Act to investigate the entire state Legislature.</p><p>The Democrat says negotiations to create new public integrity laws failed, so he's creating the investigative panel instead. He says Wednesday he refused to "significantly compromise" his reform proposal.</p><p>The committee will have subpoena power and go after the influence of campaign contributions on politicians.</p><p>The issue was forced by corruption cases involving lawmakers this spring.</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Jaired Crofut 67467 at http://wamc.org Cuomo Creates Panel To Investigate NY Legislature NY Gov. Cuomo Achieves Partial Win on Agenda http://wamc.org/post/ny-gov-cuomo-achieves-partial-win-agenda <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Deals have been reached between Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders on siting new casinos and creating tax free zones at college campuses. But a bill on abortion rights was struggling, and reform measures appear dead for the session.&nbsp;</span></p></div><div><p>The agreement on casinos would allow four resort style gambling centers; one in the Capital Region, one in the Southern Tier, and possibly two in the Catskills, if voters approve the change to the state’s constitution in the fall. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 21:47:52 +0000 Karen DeWitt 67433 at http://wamc.org NY Gov. Cuomo Achieves Partial Win on Agenda 21 Arrested as Progressive Groups Turn Wrath on NYS Senate's Independent Democrats http://wamc.org/post/21-arrested-progressive-groups-turn-wrath-nys-senates-independent-democrats <p>There were several arrests at the New York State Capitol Tuesday. Advocates took out their anger and frustration on Cuomo and leaders of the State Senate, after it became clear that a progressive agenda that includes abortion rights and public campaign financing are likely dead for the legislative session.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 67341 at http://wamc.org 21 Arrested as Progressive Groups Turn Wrath on NYS Senate's Independent Democrats With Session Ending, New Yorkers Fed Up With Albany http://wamc.org/post/session-ending-new-yorkers-fed-albany <p>There are three days left in the New York State legislative session, and chances are dimming for a settlement on an abortion rights provision in a women’s equality act, and for reform of campaign financing and other anti-corruption measures.&nbsp; Meanwhile, a new poll finds the public increasingly dissatisfied. WAMC's Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports.</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 67239 at http://wamc.org