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A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; Childcare key to getting Americans back to work.


2020Talks - August 4, 2020 


Trump threatens Nevada with litigation for passing a bill to send ballots to all registered voters. Plus, primaries today in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington.

Public News Service - NY: Campaign Finance Reform/Money in Pol

Photo: State lawmakers will begin consideration this week of a measure that would roll back thousands of regulations, including limits on hazardous diesel emissions from state vehicles and public transit. Photo credit: @mlcliff

ALBANY, N.Y. – The state Senate is expected to take a first step this week in deciding whether to roll back thousands of regulations in the name of economic opportunity. It's a move that is drawing major opposition. Peter Iwanowicz, executive director of Environmental Advocates of New York

NEW YORK - With lawmakers rushing to craft another short-term fix for the national budget, New York vendors who rely on parks and other national attractions being open say a longer-term solution is needed. Bradford Hill, president of Evelyn Hill Inc., says his family-owned gift shops and food stand

PHOTO: Campaign finance reform advocates in New York are watching a case at the U.S. Supreme Court today that they say could “blow up” the state’s existing limits on donations to candidates. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

ALBANY, N.Y. - A case being argued before the U.S. Supreme Court today could do away with limits on how much money individuals can donate to political candidates. Some say it could spell the end of New York's campaign finance reform efforts. An Alabama businessman, Shaun McCutcheon, and the Republic

PHOTO: Republicans say the map is a fair reflection of demographic shifts, but county lawmakers postponed a vote on the second version of their district map last week after about 200 citizens turned out to oppose the plan.

NEW YORK - It's the third try at new voting-district boundaries for much of Long Island, but good government groups would hardly call the results so far the "charm." The proposed district boundaries face a Tuesday morning deadline and crucial vote in Nassau County. The problem with the plan, accor

PHOTO: A voter registration drive that started this summer is reporting success in registering more than five-hundred new New York voters.

NEW YORK – A voter registration drive on Long Island outside of New York City is reporting success in registering more than 4,500 new voters. Some of them say they plan to vote because of cuts in federal programs. Twenty-year-old Demetrius Labozetta is an organizer with Youth Enrichment Servi

NEW YORK - Some local advocates say New York can expect to see an economic boost following Friday's decision by President Obama to halt deportations for most young, undocumented high school graduates. Walter Barrientos, a former undocumented New York student and a founding board member of the United

ALBANY, N.Y. - New Yorkers worried about separating truth from fiction during the next five months leading up to Election Day may have the antidote for campaign baloney in a new "Truth Squad." The group of seven experts on safety-net and social-insurance issues was assembled by a coalition called R

NEW YORK - "Don't go to work. Don't go to school. Don't shop. Take the streets!" That's the rallying cry for what's called "A Day Without the 99 Percent" by the Occupy Wall Street movement (OWS). On this May Day there are teach-ins, a march and a rally at Academy and Lafayette parks in Albany ...

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