Month: February 2018

Congressman Tonko: Trump’s EPA budget will be “devastating” for NY
Politics

Congressman Tonko: Trump’s EPA budget will be “devastating” for NY

Congressman Paul Tonko, state legislators and environmental groups are warning New Yorkers of potential health dangers they could face if proposed cuts to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency budget are implemented. The Trump administration’s proposed allocation of $5.4 billion for the EPA would slash funding to the agency by 23 […]

Hon. Karen Peters named chair of New York’s Commission on Justice for Children
People

Hon. Karen Peters named chair of New York’s Commission on Justice for Children

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore recently announced the appointment of Hon. Karen K. Peters as Chair of New York’s Permanent Commission on Justice for Children, formed in 1988 to improve the life chances of justice-involved children and adolescents. “Judge Peters is a trailblazer in New York’s legal community whose broad experience, […]

The Gazette Fosters A Desire To Know More About State Government … Like Avoiding The Elevators On Tuesdays
anniversary-picks

The Gazette Fosters A Desire To Know More About State Government … Like Avoiding The Elevators On Tuesdays

Throughout the lifetime of The Legislative Gazette, interns have found themselves reporting on vastly different political climates at the Capitol. There are, however, two things I believe may be constants; beware the elevators on Tuesdays and Dr. Alan Chartock’s insistence that when we left our time at the paper, we […]

Budget amendments would advance much of Cuomo’s 2018 agenda
Policy

Budget amendments would advance much of Cuomo’s 2018 agenda

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 30-day amendments to the 2019 Executive Budget would provide funding for early voting, better protect children from sex offenders, ban the sale of synthetic marijuana and prohibit sexual contact between police and those in custody, among other measures. The governor’s 30-day amendments would provide approximately $7 million […]