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The state’s comptroller says he won’t be participating in a new pilot public campaign finance program agreed to in the state budget, and government reform groups say, they don’t blame him. Saying he won’t be a “...
DiNapoli rejects public campaign financing trial ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Incumbent New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is rejecting public campaign financing for his fall re-election bid, although any opponents can still use it. Gov. Andrew Cuomo...
A new record has been reached in spending on lobbying in New York, according to a report released by the state’s ethics commission. It finds over $200 million was spent, mostly by a few top interests, to try to influence government and policy...
NY state teachers union picks first woman head NEW YORK (AP) — The New York state teachers union has elected its first female president. Karen Magee, an elementary and special education teacher, is the new head of the 600,000-member New York...
Last night Pennsylvania residents had the opportunity to voice their concerns or support for the Constitution Pipeline project. It was the last public hearing before final approval of the proposed pipeline. Tension ran high at the hearing at Blue...
Health officials in Tompkins County are figuring out how to deal with carcinogens in local drinking water. The water supply for about 300 residents of the Town of Ulysses contain the carcinogen, known as THM. The first traces of trihalomethanes, or...