Ironically, I’ve been stuck at home sick much of the week, while the healthcare debate has been unfolding at the Supreme Court in Washington.
I’ve followed those developments closely, but I’ve also been reading about another...
I just took a call from Morris Peters in New York’s Division of the Budget, who says it is inaccurate to describe the spending plan unveiled yesterday as containing “deep cuts” for the Department of Environmental...
I’ve been thinking a lot this weekend about Texas Governor Ricky Perry’s promise that he wants to “make government as inconsequential to your lives as possible” if elected president next year.
It is, in a lot of ways, an...
Jun 17, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's Assembly has passed a ban against health professionals trying to change a child's sexual orientation through therapy.
On Monday the Democratic-led Assembly passed the ban 86 to 28. It would prohibit licensed psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, mental health practitioners and physicians from using conversion therapy on anyone under 18. Clergy would not be included. Go to full article
Mar 10, 2014 — During Governor Cuomo's visit to Lake Placid yesterday, a small group of parents and teachers rallied outside the Olympic Convention Center, urging Cuomo to reinstate education funding cut during the recession. Go to full article
Albany, NY, Jan 31, 2011 — Governor Andrew Cuomo releases his first budget plan tomorrow. The state is facing a $10-billion deficit, and at the Capitol, they are bracing for big cuts. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Apr 26, 2010 — New York's budget is still overdue. Last week ended without progress and this coming week could be more of the same. Politcs continues to complicate the picture, as Senate Democrat Pedro Espada, whose vote is key to his party's slim majority, is under investigation. And Gov. Paterson will have to repeat his introduction of a budget extender. He may allow some construction projects to go ahead this time...just not with state money. Karen DeWitt has the story. Go to full article
Sep 24, 2008 — NEW YORK (AP) Republican John McCain says he's directing his staff to work with Barack Obama's campaign and the debate commission to delay Friday's debate because of the economic crisis. McCain issued a statement saying he'll stop campaigning after addressing former President Bill Clinton's Global Initiative session on Thursday and return to Washington to focus on the nation's financial problems. McCain also said he wants President Bush to convene a leadership meeting in Washington. Both he and Obama would attend the session. Go to full article