New York

Terry Sheridan / WSHU

Business and environmental groups have launched the New Yorkers for Clean Power campaign to push for the increased use of renewable and clean energy across the state.

The group is comprised of organizations such as the Sierra Club, Catskill Mountainkeeper and the Natural Resources Defense Council, as well as companies like Ford and BlocPower.

Mike Groll / AP

Over the weekend, news broke that top aides to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo are being probed by the U.S. attorney in connection with the Buffalo Billion Investment Development Plan.

The Buffalo Billion project is the centerpiece of Governor Cuomo’s efforts to reverse decades of economic decline in New York’s second largest city.

Mike Groll / AP

Government reform groups say you can add one more item to the long list of reforms that they believe are needed in Albany. They say limits are needed on campaign contributions to county political committees. The committees’ collection and distribution of money factor into a growing criminal case against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration, and upstate Senate races in 2014.

N.Y. AG: Online Voter Registration Is Legal

Apr 26, 2016
Mary Altaffer / AP

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says he believes online voter registration is allowed under state election law. The opinion is in response to a request for guidance from Suffolk County.

The question posed by Suffolk in February was whether an “electronic signature” can be considered binding under state law. 

New York’s restrictive voter access rules came under scrutiny during Tuesday’s presidential primary, and some are saying there’s a need for change.

The potential disenfranchisement of over 125,000 voters in Brooklyn, first reported by WNYC on Primary Day, has led to probes by the state attorney general and the New York City comptroller. 

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