NYC Governor Andrew Cuomo has chosen Kathy Hochul as his running partner in the upcoming elections. It’s a smart choice.
May 22 2014, 9:24am CDT
When Governor Andrew Cuomo described the landscape devastated by Superstorm Sandy in his 2013 State of the State Address, he sounded less like a politician than a fabulist. "There are some parcels [of land] that Mother Nature owns," he said. "She may only visit once every few years, but she owns the parcel and when she comes to visit, she visits." In a couple dozen artful words, Cuomo managed to say more about the political reality of life in a cha ...
Full article at: Forbes
20 hours ago, 12:04pm CDT
Source: Business Insider
Polls show the vast majority of the public — around 86%, according to a January 2014 CBS poll — supports medical marijuana legalization and a slight majority favors outright legalization for recreational use. However, though a growing number of states are passing laws to relax restrictions on marijuana, many of the likely leading contenders in the 2016 presidential elections have been slow to jump on the bandwagon. Despite this ret ...
Full article at: Business Insider
1 day ago, 8:10am CDT
Source: CBS New York
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – More talks are set to resume Thursday between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Long Island Rail Road union workers after members of Congress refused to intervene to prevent a possible strike.
Several members of the New York House delegation said labor issues between the two sides should be resolved at the bargaining table and not by Congress.
“For anyone to be looking for a silver bullet from Congress, they would be making a big mistake,” said U.S. R ...
Full article at: CBS New York
1 day ago, 6:36am CDT
Source: Albany Times-Union
On Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a new law legalizing marijuana for medical reasons.
So the drug is legal. And still very illegal.
And that's why law firms will be very busy in New York being hired to represent marijuana providing clients.
"Primarily, it's just a scary area," said Robert McVay, an attorney with the Seattle-based Harris Moure firm, which represents marijuana providers in several states. "You're dealing with something that remains a federal cr ...
Full article at: Albany Times-Union
1 day ago, 12:18am CDT
Source: The Putnam County Courier
A bridge carrying the Taconic State Parkway over Bryant Pond Road in Putnam Valley will forever be called the Disabled American Veterans Memorial Bridge.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo penned his signature to the legislation naming the bridge last Thursday. It had been introduced by Putnam County State Senators Terry G ...
Full article at: The Putnam County Courier
1 day ago, 7:45pm CDT
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Medical marijuana dispensaries could be coming to a neighborhood near you. The recent passage of a medical marijuana program in New York state, signed into law by Gov. Andrew C ...
Full article at: SILive.com
1 day ago, 7:16pm CDT
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post
Fourteen-year-old Oliver Miller suffered a stroke in utero that left him significantly handicapped, and still causes him to have hundreds of debilitating seizures every day.
His mother, Missy Miller, says Oliver needs access to medical marijuana, which has been shown to ease seizures in children. Oliver, she told Elite Daily in the moving video above, is currently "addicted" to benzodiazepines and barbituates to treat his symptoms.
For years, Oliver and ...
Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
1 day ago, 11:51am CDT