New York Public Interest Research Group
New York’s system of ethics is fundamentally flawed, weak in its language and lacking independent, well-funded oversight, a government watchdog says.
New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has voluntarily given up her authority to decide how a large chunk of the council’s discretionary funding is distributed.
A consumer watchdog group claimed Thursday that the largest auto insurers in New York State are using education legal and occupation to set rates – charging blue-collar workers more for the same policy than college-education professionals.
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) joined an advocacy group Sunday to call for new regulations to protect children from toxic toys.
Some New York City voters arrived at their polling places Tuesday to find that machines were never hauled in or supervisors were not present.
“It was pretty slow up to 6:20 [a.m.] and then kaboom,” Gene Russianoff with the New York Public Interest Research Group said of the calls into the hotline.
With Christmas just around the corner, the New York Public Interest Research Group is out with a report intended to keep children safe this holiday season.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo used state aircraft for more than a dozen flights to or from his home following statewide tours in which he called for belt-tightening and budget cuts for schools and other services, records show.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says his staff will meet Tuesday with nuclear regulators to discuss whether a disaster like the one in Japan could happen at the Indian Point power plant.
The New York Public Interest Research Group said individual contributors accounted for $83 million, or about one-third.
In perhaps the harshest assessment he’s provided since his election win, Gov.-elect Andrew Cuomo said lawmakers failed to perform when they chose not to address the deficit Monday.
State and national recycling advocates are hailing the first year of New York’s expanded bottle deposit law as a success.
According to public disclosure forms, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver owns stock in over 30 companies — many of which do business with the state. However, what the forms don’t show voters is how much the shares are worth.