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Repairs on NY highways pause over busy holiday weekend

Repair crews on New York state highways are taking a break over the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend. Road and bridge construction projects on state highways will be suspended from … Click to Continue »

NBA announces early entry candidates withdraw for 2017 NBA Draft

NEW YORK -- Seventy-three players have notified the NBA that they wish to be removed from the list of "early entry" players eligible for selection in the 2017 NBA Draft presented by State Farm. Following the NBA's early entry withdrawal deadline of 5 p.m. Show More Summary

Judge: UPS must pay $247M to NYC and state in cigarette case

A federal judge on Thursday ordered delivery giant UPS Inc. to pay New York City and the state nearly $247 million in damages and penalties for illegally shipping cigarettes. U.S. … Click to Continue »

States, single payer and recessions

New York and California are both advancing single payer plans through their legislatures. I have a lot of questions. They both assume incredible waiver authority will be given to them. These hypothetical waivers would direct federal program funding to a state operated pass through entity to pay for healthcare. But each of these proposals will […]

New York State Still Bans Abortions After 24 Weeks. A Proposed Law Could Offer Exceptions.

There is a provision in the New York state penal code that was something close to revolutionary when it was added in 1970. Three years before Roe v. Wade prohibited states from banning abortion prior to fetal viability, the provision...Show More Summary

Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, and Baptist Pastors Lead Rally for Abortion

Most leaders in Judaeo-Christian faiths believe scripture teaches that all human lives are valuable and deserving of protection. But there are some who stray from the teaching and promote abortion. A group of New York state clergy members recently advocated for abortion at the state capital, Christian News Network reports. Together, abortion activists who identify […]

Brent Montgomery & Bruce David Klein Among Backers Of Queens MediaWorks Non-Fiction Production Complex

A consortium of top media and finance companies and executives are teaming with New York State Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-39), Chair of the Commission on Science and Technology, to develop Queens MediaWorks, a new hub for non-fiction...Show More Summary

Ben Carson: “Poverty Is A State Of Mind”

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The New York Times reports: Ben Carson, the head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, faced an intense backlash on Wednesday for calling poverty “a state of mind.” Mr. Carson, who oversees a department that handles housing...Show More Summary

Next Up: Poverty Conversion Therapy

HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s assertion that poverty is a “state of mind” got me thinking. About poverty. And about how Ben Carson is full of shit. From the New York Times: “I think poverty to a large extent is also...Read more

Melting glaciers

Glaciers at Glacier National Park in Montana are melting. Using data from the United States Geological Survey and Portland State University, Nadja Popovich for The New York Times maps the… Tags: environment, glaciers, New York Times

Gov. Cuomo says Trump budget would be "devastating" to NY

New York's Democratic governor says a new federal budget proposal from Republican President Donald Trump would be "devastating" for his state. Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters Wednesday the proposed spending … Click to Continue »

NY state offers $5M in flood recovery for small businesses

New York is providing up to $5 million in grants for small businesses to recover from flooding near Lake Ontario. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced a program of up … Click to Continue »

New York must further expand its medical marijuana program

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislators legalized medical marijuana in New York three years ago, they took a bold step to bring relief to thousands of New Yorkers suffering from chronic illness.... To view the full story, click the title link.

NY Gov. Cuomo tours Buffalo waterfront

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is touting the economic resurgence of Buffalo with a tour of the city's waterfront. The Democrat traveled to the state's second largest city on Wednesday … Click to Continue »

Former New York Knicks exec, Golden State Warriors PR man Hal Childs dies at 84

DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) -- Hal Childs, a former assistant general manager for the New York Knicks and public relations director for the Golden State Warriors and Seattle Mariners, has died of complications from heart disease. He was 84.

Democrats Win Back Meaningless Majority In The State Senate

After a special election yesterday that sent another Democrat to the New York State Senate, Democrats once again have a technically meaningless 32-31 majority in the chamber, thanks to the Independent Democratic Conference. [ more ›...

University of Missouri introduces new chancellor

A top New York state university administrator named Wednesday to the helm of the University of Missouri's flagship campus said he stands poised to tackle the school's formidable challenges, from … Click to Continue »

California Considers Staggeringly Expensive Single Payer Healthcare

New York, whose Assembly recently passed a bill that would more than double taxes so as to impose single payer healthcare, may not be the first state to go bankrupt

Arrival of Naval Ships Opens Fleet Week in NYC

New York's Fleet Week, a celebration of the United States naval forces, is underway. (May 24)

Will New York and California Take the Plunge on Single-Payer Health Care?

With the national debate in chaos, big blue states might just go it alone on socialized medicine.

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