The Weekend That Was
The storm packed a wallop on Long Island, however, and stranded hundreds of people on the LI Ex.
President Obama declared a state of emergency in Connecticut on Sunday, ordering federal aid to supplement local emergency response efforts to Nemo.
Sen. Chuck Schumer is having a moment.
Stop-and-frisks were down 22 percent in 2012 in NYC.
Attorneys for former Seneca Niagara Casino employees want the state Workers Compensation Board to require the tribe’s former insurance carrier to resume paying their clients’ benefits. A hearing is set for Feb. 26 in Buffalo.
An in-house report on the Aqueduct casino mess promised by then Senate Democratic Leader John Sampson in October 2010 is nowhere to be found.
The NY Post: “With almost no public announcement, Gov. Cuomo has put in place a policy that will send the mentally ill out on the street with no regard for public safety.”
Former Sen. Shirley Huntley allegedly spent some of the taxpayer cash she stole from a nonprofit on clothes for her poodle.
With New York’s Medicaid coverage already broader than federal law requires, the state expects to add about 75,000 more people to the program next year under Obamacare, plus another 425,000 who are already eligible but don’t know it.
Despite a recent downgrade of his city’s credit rating, Binghamton Mayor Matt Ryan insists “our finances are marching steadily in the right direction.”
Bob McCarthy digs up an old chestnut: Politics at the Erie County Water Authority.
For the second time in less than three years, the chairman of the Wayne County Republican Committee faces a drunken driving charge.
The family of former Westchester County Executive Andrew O’Rourke, who died in January at the age of 79, has expressed interest in having the Westchester County Center renamed after him.
Alan Chartock pens a love letter of sorts to Assemblyman Richard Gottfried.
Some observers believe IDC head Jeff Klein will pay a political price in his district come 2014 for collaborating with Republicans.
An attorney for a natural gas development company has warned Otego Town Board members that a drilling moratorium they are considering “will likely lead to excess and unnecessary legal costs and possibly damages that would be shouldered by local taxpayers.”
Justin Bieber apparently has a thing for Hillary Clinton.
Lionel Ritchie wants Clinton to run for president in 2016.
Siting new casinos in upstate is going to be difficult.
Titans of New York City business are buzzing about the mayoral candidacy of former MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota, but the question about whether he got into the race too late persists.
GOP NYC Councilman Dan Halloran blasted the Democrats for their tradition of spending $25,000 on a dance party for black and Hispanic politicians at caucus weekend.
The cost of fracking to local governments is still an unknown, which makes it difficult to balance the potential economic benefits of drilling with the harm it might cause.
Freshman Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor, a Dutchess County Republican, said he won’t put in for per diems when he’s in Albany, and he blasted abuse of the system.
Local law enforcement agencies and government officials are concerned and confused about the SAFE Act – the new gun control law.
Ulster County Executive Mike Hein declined to comment on a resolution just endorsed by the county Legislature’s Law Enforcement and Public Safety Committee that opposes the SAFE Act.
The trial of two allies of the New York City comptroller, John C. Liu, will start on April 15, a judge said Friday after ruling that one defendant, now in the hospital, was competent to stand trial.
Rep. Michael Grimm will join 40 other congressional members of the No Labels advocacy group in wearing the organization’s distinctive orange “Stop Fighting, Start Fixing” pin when Obama delivers his State of the Union address Tuesday.
Happy Birthday, state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.
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