GovBeat: New York


Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 03/03/2014

States increasing home heating assistance to avoid cuts in food stamps

Connecticut and New York are paying more in emergency energy assistance to avoid cuts to food stamp programs.

By Stephen Singer  |  02:00 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Connecticut, New York, newsletter

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/01/2014

The Super Bowl is the latest front in the fight over legalizing marijuana

Both sides have put up ads around MetLife Stadium.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, Marijuana, New Jersey, New York, pot, washington

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 01/27/2014

Map: Where tea partiers live, by state

Alaska is home to the most, per capita. New York, the least.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:05 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alaska, map, maps, Montana, New Jersey, New York, newsletter, North Dakota, Rankings, tea party, wyoming

Posted at 07:38 AM ET, 01/09/2014

New Jersey’s newspapers are not kind to Christie

Nearly every one of the 16 New Jersey front pages listed on the Newseum website splashily features the scandal.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  07:38 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, Christie, New Jersey, New York, scandal

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 12/30/2013

Cuomo administration spending money on snowmobiling ads

New York will spend $4.5 million to promote snowmobiling and other winter sports.

By Reid Wilson  |  03:26 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  advertising, New York, snowmobiling, States

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 12/30/2013

FAA picks six states for drone testing

The decision could bring billions in economic development as the number of drone manufacturers grows in coming years.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:52 AM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alaska, drones, Nevada, New York, newsletter, North Dakota, States, texas, virginia

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 12/30/2013

Census: North Dakota, South and West adding population fastest

Two states -- Maine and West Virginia -- suffered a net loss of residents over the past year.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:03 AM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  census, Florida, New York, population, Rankings

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/12/2013

Cuomo spars with Obama administration over Medicaid exemption

Cuomo’s administration wants to use $10 billion to reform the state’s Medicaid system.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, medicaid, New York, obamacare, States

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Northeastern states will press Midwest, Appalachia on clean air

Democratic governors hope to force Midwestern and Appalachian states to clean up their air.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:05 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Connecticut, Delaware, Environment, Illinois, indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, VERMONT, virginia, West Virginia

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 11/18/2013

People in the Northeast and Midwest (and Texas) pay the highest property taxes

Depending on which county you live in, property taxes can amount to anywhere from 0.2 percent to 3.1 percent of a home’s value.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  02:38 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, housing, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, taxes, texas, VERMONT, wisconsin

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Washington just awarded the largest state tax subsidy in U.S. history

The $8.7 billion package will be the biggest set of corporate tax incentives in U.S. history.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:45 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  corporations, New York, newsletter, States, tax, Tax Breaks, washington

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 11/06/2013

Boston, New York races hint at economic populism strain within Democratic Party

The new mayors of New York City and Boston won election on platforms promising economic fairness.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:06 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  boston, campaigns, democratic party, elections, labor, New York, New York City, newsletter, States, unions

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 10/30/2013

Anti-‘revenge porn’ group focusing on state bans, for now

The group is working states to criminalize the practice there, with an eye toward federal legislation

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:02 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, washington, wisconsin

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 10/28/2013

After Sandy, New York will hold strategic gasoline reserves

A year after Hurricane Sandy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state will keep 3 million gallons in reserve.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:21 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  disaster relief, hurricane sandy, New Jersey, New York, States, superstorm sandy

Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 10/03/2013

State watchdogs band together to take on ‘dark money’

Watchdog groups are banding together to fight the growing influence of so-called ‘dark money.’

By Reid Wilson  |  06:03 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, campaign finance, campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, elections, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, New York, washington

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 10/02/2013

Should Denver and New York City implement a plastic bag tax?

Do taxes and fees on plastic bags actually accomplish the goals their backers promise?

By Reid Wilson  |  09:01 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, Denver, New York City, spending, States, taxes

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Slowly, Democrats embrace fracking

Facing budget shortfalls, even Democratic states are turning to hydraulic fracking.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:01 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, Energy, Fracking, Illinois, New York, North Carolina

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 09/23/2013

Half the households in this N.Y. congressional district rely on food stamps

Half of Rep. Jose Serrano’s constituents received food stamps last year.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:42 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, Florida, New York, Poverty, texas

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Federal prosecutor: Corruption in New York ‘appears rampant’

A look at the data behind the claim.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  04:23 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Corruption, New York

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 09/18/2013

FBI: Chicago passes New York as murder capital of U.S.

The city of Chicago registered more homicides than any city in the nation in 2012.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:54 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago, crimes, murders, New York City, Rankings, States

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 09/17/2013

In the states, renewed gun debate hasn’t produced many results

Nine months after the Newtown shootings, gun control legislation is at a standstill.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:16 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bloomberg, colorado, Connecticut, gun controil, gun control, guns, New York, newtown, second amendment, shootings

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 09/16/2013

The state pension situation is improving, but most plan funding is still low

Wisconsin has the strongest pension plan; Illinois the worst.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  04:19 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012, Connecticut, illinois, kentucky, liability, Morningstar, New York, North Carolina, pension, pensions, South Dakota, Tennessee, unfunded, washington, wisconsin

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Elections in two states rebuke Bloomberg from right and left

Michael Bloomberg’s name wasn’t on any ballot on Tuesday, but voters in two states delivered sharp rebukes of his policies nonetheless.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:08 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bloomberg, campaigns, Campaigns & Elections, colorado, elections, gun control, gun rights, new york city, recall, States