New York Democratic Assemblyman Vito Lopez will retain an annual pension of $64,634.28 after his resignation, WNYC News reports.
New York Democratic Assemblyman Vito Lopez, who has been accused by multiple women of sexual harassment, wrote in a statement that he will resign his position at the end of the legislative term but continue his campaign for city council, the New York Times reports.
Organizing for Action, which has pledged not to take money from lobbyists and says on their website that they will not engage in lobbying, has registered as a lobbying group in New York state, according to public records.
Democratic New York state senator Malcolm Smith was arrested by the FBI Tuesday for his role in an alleged plot to rig the 2013 mayoral election by buying him a spot on the Republican ballot, the New York Daily News reports.
Organizing for Action’s efforts on behalf of legislation in New York state may fall under that state’s definition of lobbying, requiring registering with the state and the disclosure of activities, according to campaign finance experts.
The destruction from one of the worst storms to hit the East Coast is still evident in many towns and cleanup continues three months after the storm made landfall.
Bob McManus of the New York Post questioned the usefulness of new gun laws passed by New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo given the fact that fists have caused more deaths in New York than guns.
A report from the New York state Health Department determined that hydrofracking could be conducted safely, according to the New York Times.
Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon took out a full-page ad in the New York Times Monday to protest natural gas fracking in New York state.
Six weeks after Sandy hit the New Jersey and New York coast residents are still struggling and are in desperate need of shelter. Many hard-hit victims are not getting help despite President Barack Obama’s pledge of the full support of the federal government, and they are dealing with red tape that the president said would not be tolerated.