Jim Tedisco

Earth Day 2015 is also the first day that the New York State Assembly is transitioning to a paperless system. Assemblymembers have been given iPads to read bills electronically, and supporters say it will save millions of dollars, and trees.

Tuesday marked the third annual Animal Advocacy Day in Albany.  Animal supporters lobbied their local legislators to raise awareness for the need to protect their favorite four-legged creatures. 

The first of two Assembly hearings on the state Thruway Authority’s proposed truck toll increase was held in Albany Wednesday.
 
Several Assembly Republicans, who are in the minority party in that house, held a hearing on the 45% toll increase for trucks proposed by the Cuomo Administration’s State Thruway Authority.