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By Timothy Knight on Thursday, Jun. 16, 2016 - 10:33 am
Above: Finkle Road in the Delaware County town of Andes. Photo by Denick Herrin, entered in the 2016 Catskills Outdoor Guide Photo Contest. With the 2016 legislative session drawing to an end in Albany, state lawmakers are pushing for the creation of two... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Apr. 1, 2016 - 5:13 pm
Above: Rick Roberts, the president of the Catskill Mountain Club, advocating for dedicated funding for the Catskill Park in the 2016-2017 New York state budget in Rep. Kevin Cahill's office on Feb. 9, 2016. Photo by Julia Reischel.  Despite months of... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jun. 25, 2015 - 10:33 am
Above: The Roxbury Motel, one of Delaware County's largest hotels, will be affected by the proposed new two percent bed tax. Photo via the Roxbury.  A bill that will establish a two percent occupancy tax on room and hotel rentals in Delaware County... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 - 9:25 am
As predicted, the Assembly joined the Senate in passing Gov. Andrew Cuomo's tax overhaul just past 1am this morning, Daily News reporter Ken Lovett writes. But it wasn't quite the same unanimous lovefest: Unlike in the Senate, where the vote was unanimous... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 - 10:10 pm
Just after 9pm, the New York State Senate voted unanimously -- 55 to 0 -- in favor of a sweeping overhaul of the New York State tax code. The new law increases the tax rate on single filers earning more than $1 million a year ($2 million for married... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Jun. 20, 2011 - 9:22 am
The current legislative session is wrapping up in Albany this week, and the fate of four anti-hydraulic-fracturing bills is up in the air.  Three bills, including a year-long moratorium on fracking, may quietly die as higher-profile legislation,... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011 - 10:05 am
The Oneonta Daily Star printed an emphatic call for New York to legalize gay marriage today, in a strongly-worded editorial that cited the First Amendment and Elton John: Singer Elton John, who is openly gay, said he is tired of being treated like a... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010 - 11:05 am
In an editorial published yesterday, the New York Post weighed in resoundingly against the potential moratorium on natural gas drilling passed by the state's Assembly last week. The logic? Fracking equals jobs: Even proponents admit that most lawmakers... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, May. 28, 2010 - 10:23 am
You know it's a political hot potato when legislators stay up all night. The New York State Assembly passed Gov. Paterson's keep-the-state-parks-open bill around 3am last night, according to WPTZ. The Senate is reportedly considering the bill right now.... Read more
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