Albany http://wshu.org en Albany more in agreement... kind of http://wshu.org/post/albany-more-agreement-kind <p></p><p>A good government group issued an analysis of New York's legislative accomplishments this year and reports that Albany moved a little bit closer toward limiting public debate on major issues.<br /><br />The New York Public Interest Research Group found that the total number of bills passed by state lawmakers stayed at historically low levels, but at the same time the size of the budget document increased.</p><p></p><p>New York's budget is notoriously brokered in secret by the governor and legislative leaders.</p><p></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:34:28 +0000 Charles Lane 19902 at http://wshu.org Albany more in agreement... kind of NY GOP nominates first African American for NY LT Governor http://wshu.org/post/ny-gop-nominates-first-african-american-ny-lt-governor <p>Its official, Chemung County, New York, Sheriff Chris Moss will be the first African American GOP candidate to run for lieutenant governor of the state. New York Republicans nominated Moss for the post at their party convention on Thursday. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 22:55:17 +0000 Karen DeWitt 17477 at http://wshu.org NY Lt. Gov. Duffy won't seek re-election http://wshu.org/post/ny-lt-gov-duffy-wont-seek-re-election <p></p><p>New York Governor&nbsp; Andrew Cuomo will soon be announcing a new running mate for the fall elections, now that Lieutenant Governor, Robert Duffy, has confirmed he will not seek the post for a second time.</p><p></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 21:59:25 +0000 Karen DeWitt 17088 at http://wshu.org NY Lt. Gov. Duffy won't seek re-election 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