Legislation & Policy
8:22 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Ethics Commission faces abortion controversy

A political controversy involving the issue of abortion has erupted this summer at the state’s ethics commission. It stems from whether some not for profit groups should be granted exemptions from publicly disclosing their donors.
The Joint Commission on Public Ethics, known as JCOPE,  is charged with increasing financial transparency when it comes to politicians and the groups who lobby them.

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Women's Equality Act
5:23 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Women's Equality Act unfinished business in the legislature

The legislature left Albany last week with some unfinished business. They did not agree on Governor Cuomo’s Women’s Equality Act, and Cuomo says at least one house should return to pass some of the bill’s provisions.

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NARAL Pro-Choice Lobby Day
3:05 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Lawmakers show support at NARAL Pro-Choice lobby day

On Tuesday, NARAL Pro-Choice had their annual lobby day in Albany. Before that actually began, a few legislators in support of the organization spoke to the group before they started knocking on doors. As you might expect, several Democratic lawmakers addressed the crowd, like Senators Andrea Stewart-Cousins (Yonkers) and Liz Krueger (Manhattan) but there were two Republican members of the Assembly there as well. Teresa Sayward (Adirondacks) and Joel Miller (Poughkeepsie), incidentally both retiring at the end of the year, also addressed the crowd. Miller, one of the more commanding speakers in his chamber, is not your traditional conservative Republican. He’s voted for same-sex marriage three times in the Assembly and started off his speech by telling the audience about his recent experience as a Planned Parenthood volunteer. For more on the event, tune into New York NOW this weekend.

Pro-Choice Group
1:16 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Pro-Choice groups seek Cuomo's support on Reproductive Rights Law

Pro-choice advocates promoting the women’s reproductive health act say they are counting on Governor Andrew Cuomo to help the bill become law this year.

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