Amazon NYC HQ Will Benefit From Being In A Trump Tax Law 'Opportunity Zone'
NEW YORK (AP) — Much of the New York City neighborhood selected by Amazon for one of its new headquarters...
Citizen Action of New York
Albany, NY—In response to the selection of New York City as the new Amazon headquarters, Karen Scharff, Executive Director of Citizen Action of New York, has issued the following statement:
“No wonder Andrew Cuomo doesn’t think we have enough money to fund our schools and subways when he’s busy handing over $2 billion to one of the richest companies on the planet. Bankrolling helicopter landing pads for Jeff Bezos won’t help our struggling communities or put a stop to massive wealth inequality.”
Westchester County Passes Paid Sick Days, Albany County Expected to Follow
Guaranteed Paid Sick Days Bill Passes in Westchester County, Benefiting Over 120,000 Workers
Albany, NY — On Monday night, the Westchester County Board of Legislators passed a bill guaranteeing a minimum number of paid sick days for most local workers by a 12-5 margin
Capital District workers and community leaders praised the action and vowed to push the Albany County Legislature to follow Westchester’s lead and become the second Upstate county to pass paid sick day legislation. New York City workers have had paid sick days benefits since 2014
Currently, 40% of Albany County workers lack even a single paid sick day, which leaves them unable to stay home sick or take care of a child…
Insurgents’ Wins in N.Y. Senate Races Bring Progressive Focus to Albany
The victory of insurgent candidates for the New York state Senate in the Democratic primary has progressives excited about issues that have long languished in Albany.
Cuomo takes heat for questionnaire answers
ALBANY - Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is taking heat for his questionable responses in a candidate questionnaire he filled out for an influential New York City Democratic Club, which wound up endorsing the governor for re-election
The Stonewall Democrats of New York City asked Senate, Assembly and statewide candidates whether they had or would in the future endorse or financially support a member of the now-disbanded Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) or a candidate that had voted against LGBT interests.
Cuomo, a second term Democrat, answered in the negative to both questions, though, as political Twitter has observed, he backed IDC leader Jeff Klein in 2014, and has made clear his intention to support ex-IDC candidates in…
Ahead of the Primary, Cuomo Administration Offered Sweeteners to Get New Bridge Open
The governor has said his administration had no role in the timing of the opening of the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. A new letter reveals otherwise.