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Phillips vs. City of New York: Vaccination Exemption Rights

By Patricia Finn, The Health Lawyer In the United States of America we have laws prohibiting experimentation on children which is exactly what is happening with the school immunization program, and California's SB277 mandate signed into law by Gov. Brown...

Four Reasons Why I Keep Running Obstacle Races, One After Another

Like King Kong climbing the Empire State Building, I scaled an 8 foot wall to the finish line at the City Challenge Race in New York City this past weekend. Though I have participated in and conquered numerous obstacle races in the past...Show More Summary

Why Won't the Media Admit That New York's New Minimum Wage Policy Will Be Good for Business?

Co-authored by Mike Cauvel, Ph.D. Candidate in Economics at American University Last week the New York State Fast Food Wage Board approved a measure that will increase the minimum wage for fast food workers to $15 per hour by 2021. Many proponents, such as Governor Andrew Cuomo, have supported this policy by invoking notions of economic justice. Show More Summary

Liberty Enlightening The World

She arrived in New York harbor 130 years on June 17, 1885. A gift from the citizens of France to the citizens of the United States. She came in pieces and had to be assembled. She was named “Liberty Enlightening the World” by her creator, Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi. At her dedication ceremony on October 28, 1886, [...]Show More Summary

GOP puts on rose-colored glasses in advance of nominating pandemonium

God bless 'em. GOP state party chairs really are trying to put things in the best light, reports Politico. “I’ve never seen this number of candidates,” said New York State Republican Party chairman Ed Cox, noting he’s been involved in Republican politics since 1968. Show More Summary

‘Stonewall’ Trailer: The Gay Rights Movement Begins in New York City, 1969

11 hours agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Last year, the Best Picture nominated drama Selma chronicled a pivotal turn in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, when the black citizens of the United States were struggling for basic rights and equality. This year we’ll...Show More Summary

Why Won't the Media Admit That New York's New Minimum Wage Policy Will Be Good for Business?

Co-authored by Mike Cauvel, Ph.D. Candidate in Economics at American University Last week the New York State Fast Food Wage Board approved a measure that will increase the minimum wage for fast food workers to $15 per hour by 2021. Many proponents, such as Governor Andrew Cuomo, have supported this policy by invoking notions of economic justice. Show More Summary

Media Experts Blast New York Times Over Glowing Profile Of Koch Brothers

This 1300-word piece never once mentions the Koch's insidious efforts to fund climate science denial, block all climate action, and roll back clean energy standards at a state level. The post Media Experts Blast New York Times Over Glowing Profile Of Koch Brothers appeared first on ThinkProgress.

#CBSNBusiness: August 4, 2015

No federal bailout for Puerto Rico, auto sales are up, New York state looks to ban toy guns, airlines ban shipping of trophy animals and more

Gallery: A fine day for fine automobiles at the 2015 Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car Show

15 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

British cars on the field in the early morning. Photos by author. August in New York State can be a roll of the dice; despite the latitude, the weather can still be hot and humid, or worse yet, wet. Last Saturday’s Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car Show began with a shower, but by mid-morning the […]

New York Department of Financial Services Slams Bank Fixer Promontory Group, Hitting it in Its Profits and Reputation

A decision by the New York State Department of Financial Services appears to be finally crimping the wings of this powerfully placed bank fixer. Promontory is being denied access to information that effectively locks it out of a large swathe of consulting work that is important to its business.

China demands return of disgraced politician's brother in US

18 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

China is requesting that the United States return a politically connected businessman who may be in possession of information that Beijing finds "embarrassing", according to the New York Times. [ more › ]

NY Will Approve Your BADCUOMO License Plate — But Not Your GOVERNOR One

WNYC sifted through more than 130,000 New York State personalized-license-plate applications, and uncovered some important lessons about the mind-set of government employees tasked with distilling drivers down to a series of characters. The radio station's data team learned that the state is fine with succinct sedition, having approved the license plates... More »

New York State Lawmakers Spend Millions in Campaign Funds on Legal Fees

19 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

An examination of the spending of 41 elected officials who have been connected to a scandal or investigation since 2005 shows that those politicians have spent at least $7 million of campaign funds on legal fees.

OBAMACARE PREMIUMS SOAR: In response, the Obama Administration once again sticks its fingers in its …

OBAMACARE PREMIUMS SOAR: In response, the Obama Administration once again sticks its fingers in its ears and pretends to hear no evil. As revealed in this New York Times piece, ”Obama Administration urges States to cut health insurers’ requests for big premium increases.” After finding that new customers were sicker than expected, some health plans have […]

NY attorney general will investigate black woman’s death in police custody

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

New York’s top prosecutor will investigate the death of a 42-year-old black mother of eight while in police custody on shoplifting charges, state officials said on Monday. Raynette Turner was found unresponsive in her holding cell on July 27, two days after she was arrested on suspicion of...

New York attorney general to investigate jailed woman's death

The state's top prosecutor said Monday that he will investigate the jail cell death of a mother of eight who waited two days for arraignment on a shoplifting arrest. Attorney General Eric... To view the full story, click the title l...

New York uses executive order to investigate woman's jail cell death

A New York woman's mysterious death in jail last week will be investigated by the state attorney general's office, marking the first use of an executive order expanding independent oversight of deaths involving police, officials said Monday.

Sirota: How Scott Walker Destroyed His State

David Sirota, Salon: In recent years, taxpayer subsidies for corporations have become a huge expense: The New York Times estimates that states and cities now spend more than $80 billion a year on such so-called "incentives." For the most part, this gravy train has not faced much pressure to slow down. Show More Summary

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