New York State

Posted by David Laska on June 26, 2013
Photo Credit: Crains New York

For Andrew Cuomo, the 2013 legislative session can best be summed up in four words: all politics, no substance.

The pressing issues of jobs, economic growth and Albany's Culture of Corruption went totally unaddressed.

Posted by David Laska on May 14, 2013
Casino

New York needs jobs. But New York has a Governor with neither the experience nor the will to do what’s necessary to create jobs.

You might not know it from listening to his sleek, Robert DeNiro-narrated ads, but New York is still the most taxed, most regulated, least economically free state in the Nation.

Sixty years ago, we had 45 seats in Congress. Today, we have 27, and our unemployment rate is nearly a full point above the national rate. Many upstate counties have unemployment rates of over 10%.

Posted by Anthony Figliola on April 5, 2013
Hydraulic Fracturing

The natural gas industry has underestimated the resolve of the environmental activist community in New York state. For the better part of a decade, the state’s gas industry has continued to lose the messaging war while jobs and industry move to nearby Pennsylvania and Ohio. The problem has many causes, not least of which is poor coordination and understanding of the state’s subtleties by the gas industry. In order to reach Gov.

Posted by Anthony Figliola on January 25, 2013
Weapon of Mass Destruction

Last week, New York State passed the most sweeping and restrictive gun laws in the nation - In the wake the Newtown tragedy that killed 20 innocent children.

I ask… will this law completely solve the problem?

I acknowledge you don’t need a machine gun to protect your home. However, it is a Second Amendment right to bear arms.

Effective gun laws are necessary to protect innocent citizens. There are some people that act recklessly and they should be punished – But not responsible gun owners.

We live in a society that is becoming increasingly more evil.

Posted by Jeanne Zaino on January 11, 2013
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

Much of the talk after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's State of the State address Wednesday focused on his plans to "enact the toughest assault weapon ban in the nation, period."

If you listened closely, however, it wasn't his talk about guns in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., tragedy that those in the audience were most interested in. Instead, the greatest applause was reserved for his announcement heralding a Women's Equality Act.

Posted by Tom Doherty on December 6, 2012

Four years ago Americans had an expectation that we would be more unified today. We are always going to have the far wings of the Democrat and Republican Party’s trying to divide us. But, wasn’t our 1st African American President going to reach out to ALL Americans and find a common ground? Today, we stand more divided than ever. Obama doesn’t even seem personally engaged with his own Congressional Democrats, let alone reaching out to Republicans.

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