Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Tag Archives: Albany

Assembly’s GOP leader re-elected to post

ALBANY — The top Republican in the New York state Assembly has been re-elected to his leadership post. Assemblyman Brian Kolb was picked to lead the GOP minority Thursday during a meeting at the Capitol. Kolb, of Canandaigua, has led ...

Read More »

‘Fracking’ opponents pack budget hearing

ALBANY — Busloads of opponents of natural gas drilling using hydraulic fracturing were in Albany to hear the state’s top environmental official testify before lawmakers. State lawmakers are expected to question Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens about fracking. ...

Read More »

Report: Gambling interests spend heavy in Albany

ALBANY (AP) — A new report says gambling interests spent nearly $50 million on lobbying and campaign contributions in Albany since 2005 and that the flow is accelerating as New York considers the expansion of casino gambling. The advocacy group ...

Read More »

Capitol restoration projects complete

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced the completion of major restoration projects at the New York State Capitol. Included is the installation of museum-quality exhibits, featuring many artifacts never before publicly displayed, that tell the history of New York. ...

Read More »

Ex-GOP chief supports gay marriage in NY

ALBANY — The former chairman of the Republican National Committee is pushing GOP senators in Albany to legalize gay marriage. Former Chairman Ken Mehlman, who presided during the administration of President George W. Bush ...

Read More »

Rally against ‘fracking’ draws hundreds to Albany

ALBANY — Environmental groups from across New York rallied at the state Capitol on Monday, calling on lawmakers to protect the environment and the public against potential hazards related to high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale region ...

Read More »