Charges will not be pursued against Ward Stone, the former head pathologist of New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation who was accused last year of mis-use of taxpayer dollars, taking up residence at the DEC, inappropriate use of state vehicles, [...]
The New York State Senate passed the bill to legalize Mixed Martial Arts in the Empire State by a slightly larger margin than last year (43-14), but still faces uncertainty in the State Assembly. In the previous two years, the bill to legalize MMA (full text of bill) passed [...]
Debate about minimum wage in New York State has been renewed and it’s likely to be a hot button issue in the next legislative session.
Kristi Barlette, the Times Union’s Features Editor, weekly columnist, and blogger of important topics like such as pictures [...]
In case you aren’t familiar, the Empire State Plaza Concourse is a cavernous corridor that allows State workers to traverse the entirety of the vast landscape of State government offices and agencies that Jon Hodgman from The Daily Show described as a “concrete shrine to Nelson Rockefeller’s vision of dehumanizing bureaucracy” (
The more I see of the opposition to same-sex marriage, the more I become convinced that it’s definitely going to get passed this year, and most likely this session. As such, groups that are lobbying so heavily against the measure are not only fighting an uphill battle, but putting their own long-term viability at risk.
The New York State Senate will, today, consider a bill to sanction Mixed Martial Arts in New York State.
The full text of the bill – S1707A-2011 – is here. At a cursory glance, it doesn’t appear to be much different from previous incarnations, with all the same wording [...]
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