Elected officials, law enforcement and local business leaders gathered today in downtown Albany to celebrate the launch of ride-hailing apps in the Capital Region, now legal across New York, ahead of the July 4th weekend.
President Donald Trump's early June announcement that the U.S. is withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord has been sharply criticized by environmental advocates who have been organizing protests and demonstrations.
Tuesday represents another mile-marker for citywide races in Albany: June 6th, when candidates begin building their petitions. Among those gathering signatures - the incumbent mayor and her latest challenger.
City Hall is defending itself after Albany Common Councilor and Democratic mayoral candidate Frank Commisso, Jr. called apress conference this morning to focus attention on an independent report regarding city finances.
The perception of Albany as a sheltering place for the undocumented began around 2009 and has continued through the present day. There has been ongoing debate over whether or not Albany is a “Sanctuary City.”
Now that it has reached a deal with the police, one area city has contracts in place with all municipal employee unions, eliminating what for many other cities often becomes a major hurdle impeding governance.