On the Legislative Gazette this week: Governor Cuomo appoints a new tax cutting commission, Alan Chartock discusses the Governor's appointments, reaction to the federal government shutdown and its impact on New York, and public opinion of casinos.
On the Legislative Gazette this week: The Moreland Act Commission holds its second public hearing, Alan Chartock will share his thoughts the commission's work, a new safety campaign designates "Texting Zones" to prevent texting while driving, disagreements over raising the federal debt ceiling, and federal changes require all playgrounds and parks built after 2012 to be handicapped accessible.
On the Legislative Gazette this week: The Moreland Act Commission holds its first series of hearings, Alan Chartock discusses the New York City mayoral race, advocates speak out against reductions to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, a report analyzes the subsidies available through the Affordable Care Act, and this year New Yorkers will vote on a statewide ballot measure to approve a land swap in the Adirondacks.
On the Legislative Gazette this week: Primary results from major races across the state are in, Alan Chartock discusses the New York City mayoral race, Verizon loses a small batter against government regulators, and a 9/11 anniversary report.
On the Legislative Gazette this week: Governor Cuomo travels around the state to deliver flood relief, Alan Chartock discusses Blair Horner's return to NYPIRG, and Unshackle Upstate reveals a five-point, pro-business plan for the upstate economy, and an Innovation Trail report.
On the Legislative Gazette this week: A study finds New Yorkers in a "lost decade" with wages stagnate and weak economic recovery, Alan Chartock discusses Governor Cuomo and upstate politics, Entergy announces it will shut down its Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, and other stories.
On the Legislative Gazette this week: President Obama visits upstate New York speaking about affordable higher education, Alan Chartock discusses Obama's visit, implementation of the Affordable Care Act in New York is approaching, a Center for Disease Control study examines pesticides and tick-borne diseases, and a report on minority entrepreneurs.
On the Legislative Gazette this week: Governor Cuomo rebounds and other politicians make New Yorker's ashamed in a new poll, Alan Chartock discusses hydrofracking, former Senator Joe Bruno prepares for another federal trial, Adirondack land purchased by the state is awaiting classification, legislators end the session with unfinished business, and the state's hospitals receive report card ratings.
On the Legislative Gazette this week: Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice sends out subpoenas under Governor Cuomo's Moreland Act Commission, Alan Chartock discusses charges against former Senator Joe Bruno, Congressman Paul Tonko proposes legislation to strengthen engineering programs across the nation's schools, working families advocates demonstrate at a Congressman Chris Gibson fundraiser sponsored and attended by John Boehner, and environmental groups sue the Department of Environmental Conservation for violating environmental laws when it loosened regulations for dairy farms.
On the Legislative Gazette this week: Governor Cuomo signs a plan into law to build casinos upstate, Alan Chartock discusses the state's ethics commission, more public officials across the state are indicted, a report on industrial parks construction projects in the north country, and other stories.