ALBANY – Common Cause/NY makes it clear that it neither supports nor opposes legalizing casino gaming in New York, but it does believe that gaming interests that contributed $3.2 million to politicians and committees, is over the top.
Voters will have an opportunity on Election Day to say ‘yeah’ or ‘nay’ on the issue of gaming. Common Cause/NY’s “Moreland Monday” analysis says gambling interests are stacking the deck in favor of passage, according to spokeswoman Susan Lerner.
A war of words has broken out between the State Attorney General's office and a regional grocery chain.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has announced an agreement with Price Chopper that will require the grocery store chain to change the way it advertises and promotes its coupons in New York State and pay a $100,000 penalty. Schneiderman's office conducted an investigation which revealed that Price Chopper advertised its stores accepted double coupons but failed to disclose important restrictions that applied to that policy.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and along with that comes the ubiquitous pink ribbon. Numerous entities slap the symbol on products and claim charitable donations will go to breast cancer research. But how can you be sure such so-called “cause marketing” is legitimate? New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman talks about his effort to make these types of marketing campaigns more transparent.
New York's attorney general says he has secured a civil settlement in which hedge fund manager J. Ezra Merkin will reimburse clients with $405 million lost in Bernard Madoff's historic investment scam. WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Sunday that the clients will be paid over three years and New York state will get $5 million to cover the cost of the settlement.
Merkin had managed four funds with hundreds of investors. Schneiderman says many are New Yorkers and charitable organizations. None have been identified.
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says Chesapeake Appalachia has agreed to let more than 4,400 landowners renegotiate old gas leases for more favorable financial and environmental terms. More from WAMC’s Dave Lucas…
Chesapeake also agreed to pay $250,000 to cover the state's investigation costs. The agreement was announced Thursday.