Politics

Boondoggle or Opportunity? Voters will decide how they see upcoming constitutional convention question
Politics

Boondoggle or Opportunity? Voters will decide how they see upcoming constitutional convention question

With summer winding down and the November elections approaching, the ballot question of “Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and amend the same” is looming as an important decision for all New York voters that only comes around every 20 years. The rhetoric by both good government […]

Lawmakers seek high-risk crop insurance for key ingredient in craft beers
Policy Politics

Lawmakers seek high-risk crop insurance for key ingredient in craft beers

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, D-Brooklyn, and state Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci, R-South Huntington, are calling for the federal government to increase protections for the craft beer industry. Schumer has been urging the Department of Agriculture to give New York State the “Malt Barley Endorsement” (M.B.E.), a special federal insurance option, available […]

New law gives police more tools to stop animal fighting
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New law gives police more tools to stop animal fighting

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that allows judges to issue an electronic surveillance warrant for the investigation of animal fighting. This bill (S.611/A.2806) makes animal fighting a designated offense for the issuance of a video surveillance or eavesdropping warrant. Animal fighting often requires that multiple individuals use phone and […]