New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is at it again, this time trying to change the raise the age to legally buy cigarettes from 18 to 21.
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.
Former Obama administration official and New York City mayoral hopeful Adolfo Carrion may have violated New York’s state election laws, according to the New York Daily News.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will deliver his State of the City address today at Brooklyn’s new Barclay Center. The mayor is looking to solidify his reputation as “Nanny Bloomberg” with a slew of proposed regulations in his final address, including a ban on Styrofoam.
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.