Before they check the menu, diners in Albany County can also find out just how clean the kitchen is kept. Under a new law restaurants in Albany County have to post their inspection results in a prominent location. Albany County Fifth District legislator Christopher Higgins was the force behind the new law that is now in effect. He spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields.
The just concluded 2012 legislative session brought mixed results for Governor Cuomo, who is in his second year as governor. While Cuomo and lawmakers could claim credit for a calm and functional end to the session, the Governor had to drop some of his original goals in order for that to happen. Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt takes a look back…
The online edition of The Atlantic is running an article entitled "Can Google Predict the Impact of Racism on a Presidential Election?" It focuses on a study that tries to make a case for linking Google searches for racially-sensitive terms with election results to "reveal what Americans truly think." Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas spoke with two community leaders to find out "what THEY truly think" about racism.
The legislative session that’s concluding in Albany seems to be more about what’s not getting done that what is getting accomplished. As Karen DeWitt reports, agreements were not reached on several key issues.
Governor Andrew Cuomo at this time last year was intensely lobbying lawmakers to pass a bill to legalize gay marriage. This year, he has taken a more hands off approach to the end of the current legislative session.
The governor introduced a bill on how to make teacher evaluations public, but said he would not push the legislature to approve it.
Governor Cuomo is telling the legislature to ‘take it or leave it’ over a new bill he’s released new bill outlining how to make teacher evaluations public. Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports…
Governor Cuomo says he introduced legislation on the publication of teacher evaluations just before his own self imposed deadline of midnight Monday in order to clarify his position on the issue. He says it’s up the Assembly and Senate whether they want to pass it, exactly as is, or not.
Supporters and opponents of a plan to allow limited hydrofracking in New York’s Southern Tier region confronted each other at the state Capitol. Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports…
For months, the Cuomo Administration has been signaling that it might permit the gas drilling process known as hydrofracking in a few areas in the Marcellus Shale region where the majority of people in communities want the gas drilling process to begin.