capitol http://wamc.org en Cideries Now On Menu At New York Distillery Summit http://wamc.org/post/cideries-now-menu-new-york-distillery-summit <p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Tuesday hosted a second beer, wine, spirits — and now, cider —&nbsp;&nbsp; summit to showcase one of the state’s few growth industries. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:04:48 +0000 Karen Dewitt 87697 at http://wamc.org Cideries Now On Menu At New York Distillery Summit Cuomo Signs Anti Texting While Driving Law http://wamc.org/post/cuomo-signs-anti-texting-while-driving-law <p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that creates new, stiffer penalties for texting-while-driving for teenaged and new drivers. The law will now treat texting as seriously as speeding or reckless driving. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 22:01:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 68261 at http://wamc.org Cuomo Signs Anti Texting While Driving Law Occupy Albany Returns with Green, Pro-Labor Agenda http://wamc.org/post/occupy-albany-returns-green-pro-labor-agenda <p>Occupy&nbsp;Albany is back, this time with a specific platform to change New York government and politics.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Ian Pickus reports&hellip;</p><p>The group credited in part with pushing Governor Andrew Cuomo to accept a higher tax on millionaires plans opening ceremonies from noon to midnight Tuesday across from the Capitol, coinciding with international May Day protests.</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 12:21:47 +0000 Ian Pickus 37991 at http://wamc.org Occupy Albany Returns with Green, Pro-Labor Agenda Gas-Drilling Protesters to March on NY Capitol http://wamc.org/post/gas-drilling-protesters-march-ny-capitol <p>Young people from around New York state are heading to the Capitol to call on Governor Andrew Cuomo to ban &quot;fracking&quot; for natural gas and lead the state toward a clean energy economy.</p><p>The Green Umbrella, a network of college students fighting climate change, held a conference in Albany over the weekend. On Monday, they&#39;ll be demonstrating against hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, which frees natural gas from shale. Critics say it threatens drinking water supplies and causes other environmental damage.</p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 10:36:33 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 37891 at http://wamc.org Gas-Drilling Protesters to March on NY Capitol