The state ethics board held its final meeting of the year, and announced no major decisions or initiatives. As Karen DeWitt reports, critics say that’s normal for the controversial Joint Commission on Public Ethics, and they say that’s part of the problem.
As each year passes, we like to take a look back and share what our online viewers liked the most from our weekly program. In 2013, we covered a variety of stories and issues from the wilderness of the Adirondack State Park to the alarmingly high rate of cancers in Western New York, to the numerous proposals on this year's statewide ballot. So, without further ado, here are the top episodes of 2013...
#1 - New Way to Treat Autism - We travel to The Center for Discovery in Sullivan County to learn about their new approach.
2013 saw more state lawmakers indicted, jailed, convicted, and even participating in the wire tapping some of their colleagues. The continued corruption spurred Governor Cuomo to appoint a commission to look into the legislature. Will 2014 be the year Albany finally sees reform?
After a new wave of indictments against state lawmakers in the spring, Governor Cuomo tried to convince the legislature to adopt public financing of campaigns, the closing of loopholes for large donors, and better policing of the laws.
One of the top issues of the 2014 legislative session will be taxes. While Governor Cuomo wants to cut taxes, some, including New York City Mayor elect Bill de Blasio, want to raise them. Karen DeWitt takes a look at where the battle lines are forming.
In a year where Governor Cuomo and all 213 of the state’s legislative seats are up for re election, it’s not a big surprise that the legislative session would focus on tax cuts.
Governor Cuomo appointed two tax commissions to study the issue, but even before they were finished, he was already signaling his intentions.