Albany http://wshu.org en NY Gaming Commission hears testimony on problem gambling http://wshu.org/post/ny-gaming-commission-hears-testimony-problem-gambling <p>The New York State Gaming Commission is holding hearings on the issue of gambling addiction. It’s part of a process that will allow the building of up to seven new casino gambling resorts in New York over the next several years.</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:28:46 +0000 Karen DeWitt 15594 at http://wshu.org NY Gaming Commission hears testimony on problem gambling Reformers fault Cuomo for not holding elections http://wshu.org/post/reformers-fault-cuomo-not-holding-elections <p></p><p>New York's short-lived public campaign finance program came to a halt Monday when the program's test participant, State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, said he would not participate in the pilot program because it was unjust. Reformers are blaming New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for not holding special elections that might have provided the votes.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:34:47 +0000 Charles Lane 15416 at http://wshu.org Reformers fault Cuomo for not holding elections The ethics attempts of New York's budget http://wshu.org/post/ethics-attempts-new-yorks-budget <p></p><p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed this years $140 billion budget Tuesday. It includes a property tax rebate for homeowners, increased education aid, pre-k funding, and also some ethics reforms. We've been air stories on the education and tax policies, but to here about ethics reforms WSHU's Charles Lane is here. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:15:21 +0000 Charles Lane & Mark Herz 15111 at http://wshu.org The ethics attempts of New York's budget Budget decisions made behind closed doors in long Albany tradition http://wshu.org/post/budget-decisions-made-behind-closed-doors-long-albany-tradition <p>When a budget deal is finally reached in Albany, average New Yorkers will have had little access to the details of the important items that Governor Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers are discussing. That’s because, the long Albany tradition known as "three men in a -room" continues.</p><p></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 13:50:07 +0000 Karen DeWitt 14897 at http://wshu.org Budget decisions made behind closed doors in long Albany tradition 15 years and FBI raid, dorm bill finally gets attention http://wshu.org/post/15-years-and-fbi-raid-dorm-bill-finally-gets-attention <p></p><p>News this week that the FBI raided the offices of yet another New York State lawmaker has pushed into the limelight a little known piece of legislation authored by a Long Island senator. Babylon Republican Phil Boyle has, for the last 15 years, wanted lawmakers to live in a dorm. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:05:06 +0000 Charles Lane 14868 at http://wshu.org 15 years and FBI raid, dorm bill finally gets attention