Community mental health advocates descended on Albany Tuesday. They were there to voice their approval for more than $200 million earmarked in Governor Andrew Cuomo's budget proposal for new community services and supports for New Yorkers with psychiatric conditions.
Monday was the first full session of the New York State Legislature and supporters of medical marijuana attended an Assembly hearing in support of a limited plan put forth by Governor Andrew Cuomo. However, a number of obstacles remain in front of Cuomo’s plan.
Vice President Joe Biden, left, shakes hands with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo after a discussion on the state's rebuilding efforts following Superstorm Sandy, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in the Red Room at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo hosted Vice President Joe Biden to talk about new ways of rebuilding infrastructure after damaging storms. The two are potential Presidential contenders in 2016 but they had nothing but praise for one another.
2014 is an election year for New York Governor Cuomo as well as all of the 213 seats in the legislature. Cuomo faces the challenge of balancing competing interests as he tries to win another term by a big margin.
New York State Senator Charles Fuschillo resigned effective midnight Tuesday. In a surprise statement posted to his web site, the 7-term Republican from Merrick says he will become CEO of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. Fuschillo's departure leaves both the state senate and Long Island in a precarious situation.