Medical and mental health professionals, members of law enforcement, educators and drug rehabilitation providers will all be represented as the New York State Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opiod Addiction will hold a public forum tomorrow in the Capital Region. The forum will be held from 9 a.m. until noon at the Bulmer Tele-Communications Center at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy. The task force chair, State Senator Phil Boyle, a republican from Long Island will lead the forum along with local State Senator, republican Kathy Marchione, from Halfmoon, who says the Heroin problem in a law enforcement and public health issue.
A land purchase by a member of the New York Senate is now part of an ongoing FBI and state investigation into the government in the Saratoga County town of Halfmoon. The Times Union said the questions include a land purchase by state senator Kathy Marchione, a former supervisor in Halfmoon, a town that saw the arrest of its supervisor Melinda Wormuth, who resigned last year after being charged with felonies including extortion and the theft of campaign funds.
Brendan Lyons is the investigations editor and senior writer at the Times Union. He wrote today’s story about the investigation.
A Capital Region state Senator is calling on New Yorkers to speak out against a plan to close prison facilities across the state.
At a rally organized Tuesday by the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association, Capital Region State Senator Kathy Marchione urged attendees to contact New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to reverse a plan to close correctional facilities across New York, including Mount McGregor prison in Wilton.
Local leaders in Saratoga County are taking steps to distance the county from provisions under New York’s SAFE Act, one year after its enactment.
This week, Saratoga County Board of Supervisors’ Law and Finance committee advanced a measure proposed by County Clerk Craig Hayner and Sheriff Michael Zurlo to remove the Saratoga County seal from state-issued letters to county residents requesting pistol permit renewals.
Under the SAFE Act, in March, the state will be sending out 3,000 recertification letters to permit holders in Saratoga County.
New York State Senator Kathy Marchione, with Assemblyman Tony Jordon (left) and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (right) speaks at Saratoga Springs City Hall in support of the Casino Gaming Transparency Act, Monday, March 11, 2013.
Credit Office of New York State Senator Kathy Marchione
Casino gambling and New York’s new gun law, the SAFE Act, have emerged as two issues in Albany sparking a good deal of debate this session. Republican State Senator Kathy Marchione, of Saratoga and Rensselaer Counties, is leading an effort to repeal the gun law passed earlier this year in New York, and the first year lawmaker is also backing a measure that would require the locations of casinos to be known before lawmakers approve a constitutional amendment to allow them on non-Indian land.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) —Gun rights advocates expect court challenges to New York's tightest-in-the-nation restrictions on guns.
A Republican state senator from Saratoga says her online petition for repealing the provisions has drawn more than 37,000 signatures since yesterday. Sen. Kathy Marchione says if legislative attempts at repeal fails, she'll go to court.
Besides banning assault rifles, the state law calls for mandatory background checks for ammunition purchases and tries to keep guns out of the hands of mentally ill people who may be a threat.
WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Judy Patrick, editor of the Daily Gazette, about Kathy Marchione's apparent win in the GOP primary for New York's 43rd Senate district seat and a controversial pipeline.