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Governor Announces Lawmakers Will Not Get Paid

Governor Announces Lawmakers Will Not Get Paid

Saying that the only deal the fractured New York State senators are working on “is the weekend,” Governor David Paterson announced today that he has stopped paying lawmakers’ member items and is going to court to force them to get back to work. At a news conference this afternoon, Paterson said the issues affecting the [...]

Gay Marriage Bill Awaiting Senate Vote

Gay Marriage Bill Awaiting Senate Vote

The New York State Assembly passed, by a vote of 89 to 52, a bill to make New York the sixth state to legalize gay marriage, but the measure remains stalled in the State Senate. The Assembly for the second time has taken up the bill to legalize same sex marriages. The first was in [...]

City to Offer Free Financial Counseling

City to Offer Free Financial Counseling

New Yorkers stressed out over their finances can now get free one-on-one counseling — on the city. Mayor Bloomberg yesterday announced the opening of three more “financial empowerment centers,” in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. The first began operating in The Bronx last summer. Each is privately funded and offers advice on negotiating with creditors, budgeting, [...]

Brooklyn Senator Kevin Parker Pleads Not Guilty To Felony Attack

Brooklyn Senator Kevin Parker Pleads Not Guilty To Felony Attack

After being stripped of his leadership positions, Brooklyn Senator Kevin Parker was released Saturday after pleading not guilty to felony criminal mischief in the alleged attack of a news photographer. Police said New York Post photographer William Lopez snapped a picture of Parker on Avenue H in Flatbush, Brooklyn, and was then confronted by the [...]

Albany Lawmakers Reach Finalized Deal On MTA Bailout

Albany Lawmakers Reach Finalized Deal On MTA Bailout

Albany lawmakers in both houses are expected to vote today on a finalized MTA bailout agreement, which includes a lowered fare hike for riders and eliminates the threat of service cuts altogether. The highly-anticipated deal between Governor David Paterson, Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was announced Tuesday night during a [...]

Possible Swine Flu in Albany, Schenectady Counties

Possible Swine Flu in Albany, Schenectady Counties

One person from Albany County and two from Schenectady County are suspected victims of swine flu as the new influenza strain moves across the state. Officials from both counties said Wednesday they sent specimens to the state’s Wadsworth laboratory for testing. The sick Albany County resident had traveled to an area with confirmed cases; Schenectady [...]

Christine Quinn Reluctant To Endorse Democrat For Mayor

Christine Quinn Reluctant To Endorse Democrat For Mayor

Council Speaker Christine Quinn told voters Thursday night she couldn’t promise to endorse the Democratic nominee for mayor, leaving open the possibility the city’s most powerful Democratic official could endorse Mayor Bloomberg. “After the democratic process, when we know who the two individuals are who are running, whatever lines they’re running on, I’m going to [...]

City Jobless Rate Stands Fast at 8.1%

City Jobless Rate Stands Fast at 8.1%

Many employers held off on shedding more employees in March, according to new labor figures released Thursday. The city’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 8.1% in March, according to the state Department of Labor. That static figure follows a dramatic worsening in February, when unemployment jumped to 8.1% from 6.9% in January. It [...]

Governor Announces Bill To Legalize Gay Marriage

Governor Announces Bill To Legalize Gay Marriage

Governor David Paterson announced this morning the Marriage Equality Program Bill, a piece of legislation that would legalize gay marriage in New York State. Paterson reintroduced the legislation that died in 2007, after it was passed by the State Assembly, surrounded by city leaders, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Christine Quinn, the openly gay City [...]

Former State Senator Joe Bruno Indicted On Corruption Charges

Former State Senator Joe Bruno Indicted On Corruption Charges

Former State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno was indicted on federal corruption charges today. Reports say prosecutors say the 79-year-old former New York Republican leader used his office to defraud the people of New York” between 1993 to at least 2006. In those 13 years, he allegedly received $2 million coming from two financial services [...]

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