Recent NewsRead All

So-Called 'Landmark' Ethics Reforms Continue to Fall Short

One of the claims that Governor Cuomo has made about this year’s state budget is that it includes ethics reforms that will “create the strongest and most comprehensive ethics laws for public officials of any state in the nation.” Because I am not...

April 13, 2015
Read More

State Budget Increases Aid For Schools But Treats Teachers Unfairly

At approximately 3 a.m. on April 1st, the New York State Assembly passed the last of 12 bills that make up New York’s 2015-16 budget. The state Senate had passed the legislation about four hours earlier. While technically not on time (pursuant to...

April 6, 2015
Read More

Barclay Renews Fight Against Synthetic Drugs

Assemblyman Will Barclay (R,C,I—Pulaski) announced today that he has renewed his fight against synthetic drugs. Barclay has reintroduced his legislation that would give law enforcement better tools to help discourage synthetic drug use and...

March 31, 2015
Read More

New Laws Created to Protect Victims of Domestic and Sexual Abuse

Domestic violence, harassment, and sexual assault continue to be issues I am concerned about. Studies reveal that this occurs more than many realize. A few new laws were recently chaptered and aim to improve victims’ rights and protections. I...

March 30, 2015
Read More

NY FarmNet Reaches Local Farmers

National Ag week was celebrated last week. It’s a week in which we recognize the abundant crops harvested by farmers all over the nation and the contributions they make to the economy. In New York alone, the agriculture industry recorded $5.68...

March 23, 2015
Read More