New York State Politics en NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo to deliver State of State: few surprises expected <p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gives his annual State of the State speech on Wednesday. The governor has already introduced some of his key agenda items, but there are still some surprises left. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 23:23:34 +0000 Karen DeWitt 10971 at Moreland report criticizes Albany and offers reforms <p></p><p>Advocates and lawmakers in Albany are reacting to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s anti corruption commission report. The report includes&nbsp;&nbsp;scathing criticism of what the commission says is a corrupt culture in Albany, and recommends numerous reforms.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 23:39:15 +0000 Karen DeWitt 9322 at Moreland report criticizes Albany and offers reforms Judge to rule on the wording of NY's casino amendment <p>A New York State Supreme Court judge is expected to decide next week whether the State Board of Elections should change the wording of a casino gambling amendment. Critics say the wording is unfairly supportive of gambling.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 20:13:12 +0000 Karen DeWitt 6592 at NY mayors face financial challenges <p>Whatever the outcome of Tuesday's primaries, most New York mayors who win a new term in cites across the state will face a similar challenge: how to get their municipalities back on secure financial footing.</p><p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:32:57 +0000 Karen DeWitt 4939 at NY 2nd amendment supporters call for new political party <p><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; text-align: -webkit-left; ">A coalition of second amendment advocates and others in New York are forming a new political movement to get what they say are disaffected and disenfranchised New Yorkers to vote, possibly in primaries against incumbent state lawmakers.</span></p><p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 14:10:26 +0000 Karen DeWitt 1716 at