New York

Mandatory retirement called outdated
9:46 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Referendum aims for more (and older) judges

Chief Administrative Judge Gail Prudenti has long sought more judges. She says extending a judge's retirement age is a half step in that direction.
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On New York's ballot next month will be six referendums to change the state constitution.  The most talked about proposition asks voters if they want Las Vegas-style gambling.  Several propositions delve into the minutia of government operations: giving war veterans additional access to government employment, helping local governments borrow money for sewer construction, and also allowing the state to make some land trades.  The last referendum asks voters when judges should be forced to retire.

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NY's 1st Congressional District
4:13 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Zeldin to challenge Bishop

NY's 1st CD is a tight district but not as tight as presidential results

  Long Island State Senator Lee Zeldin announced Monday he will challenge Tim Bishop for Congress next year.  The district they are fighting over is one of the most competitive districts in the country.

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Tax cuts, too?
6:43 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Cuomo: NY could have a surplus

  Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York state could have a budget surplus within three years. The positive budget news comes as Cuomo has formed a task force to look at ways to cut taxes.  

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116,000 New Yorkers furloughed
6:45 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Government shutdown impact on NYS

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli
Credit AP file photo/Mike Groll

 

 New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is warning that a prolonged government shut down could depress the state’s already struggling economy. 

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More NY casinos?
5:40 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Language on NY gambling ballot question skews opinions

A ballot question will ask New York voters in November if they want to allow casinos in the state
Credit AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar

A question on the November ballot will ask New Yorkers if they support an expansion of casino gambling in the state.  A new poll finds the language in that ballot question is written in a way that influences voters to vote yes.

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