State Education Commissioner John King asked New York schools to participate in a statewide moment-of-silence tomorrow for the Connecticut school shooting victims.
Forty-nine percent of Americans say it’s more important to control gun ownership than to protect Americans’ rights to own guns, while 42 percent feel the opposite, according to a Pew Research Center Poll.
Wayne LaPierre, the long-time head of the National Rifle Association, is a 1972 graduate of Siena College in Loudonville.
An “Empire State Relief Fund” TV ad, starring Cuomo, was spotted on the air in Nebraska.
Tom Precious decodes a phrase frequently employed at the Capitol: “The ‘no plans’ Albany-speak means, in the end, no one is really certain if this deal can be pulled off, or when.”
Nicholas Analitis, a former landscape contractor for NYPA, was arrested for allegedly forging more than $200,000 in checks.
There was a lot of pomp and circumstance at NYC Comptroller John Liu’s State of the City speech today.
Cuomo is holding another New Year’s Day open house at the executive mansion.
Neward Mayor Cory Booker plans to serve out the remainder of his second term term and “explore” a run for the US Senate in 2014.
Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal wrote to Cuomo and DEC Commissioner Martens to express “serious concerns about the integrity of the process” the state is using to determine if fracking will be allowed in the Marcellus.
Neither AG Eric Schneiderman nor Sen. Chuck Schumer owns a gun.
In the 2012 election cycle, pro-fracking interests contributed a combined total of nearly $400,000 to candidates for state legislature and county executive in New York’s Southern Tier.
Veteran political consultant Hank Sheinkopf has signed on as a consultant to former NYC Comptroller Bill Thompson’s 2013 mayoral campaign.
State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli has filed a shareholder resolution with Aetna Incorporated to adopt a policy to publicly disclose all of its direct and indirect political expenditures.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today appointed Rep.-elect Dan Maffei to serve on the House Armed Services Committee when the 113th Congress begins in January.
A poll commissioned by the Public Campaign Action Fund found New Yorkers want elected officials to pass the boldest package of campaign finance reforms – including small donations coupled with public matching funds for all state offices.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry says Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will appear before his committee in January.
Five minutes with former LG Richard Ravitch, who discusses his recent report on the New York’s shaky fiscal future.
Relations between Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and new Erie County Chairman Jeremy J. Zellner appear to have thawed.
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