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By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jun. 19, 2013 - 12:18 pm
Jack o' diamonds is a hard card to find. Photo by Flickr user Scott Namelrod; published under Creative Commons license. The latest out of Albany: With just days left in the legislative session, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and key state legislators struck a late-... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013 - 9:02 pm
Above: Screenshot of a video from a Wednesday morning press conference by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and fellow Assembly Democrats on a bill that, if passed into law, will place a two-year moratorium on fracking in New York State. Source: The Albany... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 - 11:32 am
You've got to feel for New York State's 46th Senate District. Like the rest of the state, the 46th -- a rural district that snakes from Montgomery County, through the more rural parts of Schenectady and Albany Counties, across all of Greene County and... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 - 11:50 am
A new package of gun laws that includes a stricter definition of banned "assault weapons" and new provisions on gun ownership and mental illness is making its way through the New York State Legislature. Late on Monday night, the Republican-controlled... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2012 - 10:41 am
Photo: The Wanatuska Moguls at Belleayre on Tuesday, March 13. From Belleayre Mountain's Facebook page. The New York State Senate has staked out a position on the Belleayre Ski Center in their budget proposal: They're willing to let ORDA have Belleayre,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jun. 27, 2011 - 9:26 am
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c Corn-Hold www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog The Daily Show on Facebook The Daily Show's Jon Stewart took a swipe at the New York... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Jun. 24, 2011 - 11:59 pm
But, as you might guess, everybody's paying attention to the New York Senate's historic vote to legalize gay marriage tonight. 
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jun. 21, 2011 - 11:28 am
Dora Fowler: Photo via website of New York TeacherYesterday, the New York State Senate's Finance Committee adopted a resolution honoring a remarkable lady, Dora Fowler, who held the title of New York state's oldest teacher until her retirement from... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jun. 13, 2011 - 1:29 pm
This just in from the state political blogs: The New York state legislature is expected to vote on a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage sometime in the next few days. From the New York Times: On a day of fast moving developments, the Cuomo aide,... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011 - 10:05 am
The Oneonta Daily Star printed an emphatic call for New York to legalize gay marriage today, in a strongly-worded editorial that cited the First Amendment and Elton John: Singer Elton John, who is openly gay, said he is tired of being treated like a... Read more


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