Tag Archives: Albany

Cuomo: Capital And Western NY Regions To Reopen

The New York Post reports: Western New York and the Capital Region have fulfilled six of the seven criteria — measuring hospitalizations, death rates, available beds, testing and tracing — to phase certain businesses back online. The only box left to tick is an expansion of their contact tracing capacity, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, offering the state’s help to get …

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NEW YORK: Cuomo To Seek Fourth Term As Governor

Albany’s NBC News affiliate reports: Democrat Andrew Cuomo plans to seek a fourth term as governor of New York state. During an interview Tuesday morning on WAMC radio, Cuomo said he believes he is making a difference in New York and plans to run again in 2022. If Cuomo is re-elected, he’ll be only the second person to win a …

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Cuomo: Limo In Fatal Crash Had Failed Inspection

The Albany Times-Union reports: Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the limousine involved in Saturday’s deadly crash in Schoharie failed an inspection last month. Cuomo, talking to reporters Monday at New York’s Columbus Day Parade, also said the driver did not have the proper license to operate the vehicle. The limousine failed a state inspection last month and was not supposed to …

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NEW YORK: Gay Pol Thanks Miley Cyrus For Help With Homeless Youth Funding Bill

Openly gay New York Sen. Brad Hoylman today thanked pop star Miley Cyrus for helping win millions of dollars in state funding for homeless youth shelters. Via DNA Info: The 2015 New York State Budget now has $4.5 million in funding for homeless youth shelters, the first significant increase in seven years — thanks to Miley Cyrus. State Sen. Brad …

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NY Senate Considers GENDA (Again)

The New York state Assembly has approved the Gender Expression and Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) five times. And four times the bill has died in the state Senate. Will attempt number five be the one? “I believe the votes are there. The challenge is getting a vote in the Senate. Folks are going to support expanded equal rights if they’re forced …

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ALBANY: Vegan Billboards Go Up

An “anti-cheese” vegan group is posting billboards. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine says cheese products play a big role in the epidemic of childhood obesity. The group wants the Albany city school district to cut cheese from its lunch menu, which is loaded with the stuff. Dr. Neal Barnard of the Physicians Committee wrote in a letter to school …

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Today In Albany

I’m fairly sure I first posted this cartoon here a couple of years ago, but it’s being passed around on Twitter today and feels just as true as when it was first published.

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ALBANY: Bigoted Football Star David Tyree Delivers 63K Anti-Gay Petitions

Former New York Giants player David Tyree yesterday delivered 63,000 anti-gay petitions to lawmakers in Albany. Last week, Tyree appeared in a National Organization of Marriage video saying that same-sex marriage would lead to “anarchy.” On Monday, he spoke to reporters in Albany saying that gay marriage is bad for society and for Christians. “A moral fiber of a country …

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Rabbi Rumble In Albany

Yesterday afternoon a group of violently anti-gay Hasidic Jews took great exception when openly lesbian Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum attempted to insert herself into a photo opportunity.

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Tomorrow In Albany!

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ALBANY: Anti-Gay Christianists Pray Against Same-Sex Marriage

Anti-gay groups put out a call this morning for supporters to swarm the halls of the New York state house and form prayer circles against same-sex marriage. (Tipped by JMG reader Wilson)

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NEW YORK: Bloomberg Pressures GOP Senators On Marriage Equality

Gay City News reports that NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn visited Albany yesterday to personally lobby GOP state Senators on same-sex marriage. “Today I’ve been spending time talking to Republican senators,” Bloomberg said. “I’ve been reminding them marriage equality is entirely consistent with the GOP’s core values of promoting limited government and individual liberty.” Bloomberg …

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Monday In Albany: Empire State Pride Agenda’s Equality And Justice Day

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Ali Forney Center Begs NY Gov. Cuomo: Don’t Send Our Kids Back To The Streets

As the New York state budget inches closer to a major cut in funding for homeless youth shelters, today Ali Forney Center executive director Carl Siciliano posts a blistering letter to the governor in Gay City News. An excerpt: Mr. Governor, I invite you to stop into one of our youth shelters. Maybe you can explain to our kids why …

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ALBANY: Outed And Indicted Anti-Gay Sen. Carl Kruger Shunned By Lawmakers

Days after being released on bail for federal corruption charges, anti-gay and newly outed NY state Sen. Carl Kruger returned to Albany where his fellow lawmakers are now treating the once powerful Kruger like the steaming cesspool of a human that he is. The New York Times issues this blistering observance: Mr. Kruger, his head down, again declined to speak …

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Billboard Of The Day

JMG reader Gavin snapped this billboard on Interstate 90 near Albany, New York. More about the sponsoring organization can be found here. I love it.

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NOM’s Eyewitless News

NOM has created a fake newscast about their appearances in Albany and Providence. THEY are the victims here people, not the millions of Americans whose oppression comes at their hands.

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Photo Of The Day – New York NOM Fail

The Hate Bus lurched into Albany today where the NOMbies were again far outnumbered by protesters, who ringed the podium holding rainbow-colored umbrellas. (With their backs turned for added emphasis.) More photos of this latest NOM Fail over at the Courage Campaign.

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NY Senate Live Stream: Marriage Equality Vote Imminent

Well, let’s play Lucy with the football. AGAIN. The NY Senate is convening any moment. Last night the state Assembly reapproved same-sex marriage for the third time, just in case and so Gov. Paterson can immediately sign the bill if the Senate, ya know, actually DOES anything. UPDATE: The Marriage Equality Act has passed the NY Senate Rules Committee. As …

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NY Senate Live Stream: 9PM EST

The New York Senate is scheduled to go back into session at 9PM EST, at which time it looks like a vote on marriage equality MIGHT take place. UPDATE: Yet ANOTHER false alarm. The NY Senate has adjourned for the night.

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