January 25, 2016
ALBANY — Ten gay and lesbian state and city Democratic elected officials on Tuesday are set to formally endorse Hillary Clinton for president, the Daily News has learned.
Among those backing Clinton are state Sen. Brad Hoylman, a Manhattan Democrat and the state’s only openly gay senator, as well as Assembly members Deborah Glick (D-Manhattan), Daniel O’Donnell (D-Manhattan), Harry Bronson (D-Rochester), and Matthew Titone (D-Staten Island).
January 23, 2016
The two ex-leaders of New York’s Legislature tapped their campaign funds for a combined $3.6 million last year in an unsuccessful attempt to beat federal corruption charges, a practice that some lawmakers are trying to ban.
“When you get campaign dollars, people expect you to use them in campaigns,” said Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, a Westchester Democrat. “It’s not expected to be used as get-out-of-jail-free funds.”
January 12, 2016
ALBANY – Landlords who overcharge a rent-stabilized tenant would face tougher fines under a bill set to be introduced by two Manhattan state lawmakers, the Daily News has learned.
The bill by Sen. Brad Hoylman and Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, both Democrats, would increase penalties against landlords to five times the amount of the overcharge, plus interest, for a first violation and 10 times the amount for subsequent violations.
December 16, 2015
ALBANY — As a leading LGBT rights organization folds up its tent, a top gay legislator says there’s plenty of work left to do for LGBT New Yorkers.
September 28, 2015
SUBMITS PUBLIC COMMENTS URGING E.P.A. TO REJECT PLAN TO ALLOW G.E. TO QUIT DREDGING
NEW RESEARCH REVEALS INCOMPLETE CLEANUP OF PCBs
Hoylman: The polluter must pay. It’s outrageous that we’d let a $650 billion company off the hook and conceivably stick taxpayers with the remainder of the cleanup bill.
Senator Hoylman Hosts ‘Conservation Conversation’ On The Pesticide Glyphosate And its Devastating Effects on New York’s EnvironmentSeptember 28, 2015
Discussion features Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) lawyer Margaret Hsieh
Hoylman: “Monarchs are the canary in the coal mine, warning us about the devastating effect that human activity is inflicting on the environment, both through climate change and our over-reliance on pesticides like glyphosate.”
March 19, 2015
The 37-year-old woman killed by a four foot-by-eight foot piece of construction fencing that struck her as she was walking on a Manhattan sidewalk was remembered by her fiance as “the woman of my dreams.”
March 19, 2015
Miley Cyrus is continuing to use her star power to advocate on behalf of young people in need.
The 22-year-old singer wrote a letter to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and state Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie earlier this month urging that they increase funding to help homeless kids, New York Daily News reported. Cyrus posted the letter to her Instagram account on Wednesday, saying she was “speaking up” for those without a roof over their head.
March 19, 2015
In a year featuring renewed debate about community-police relations, a March 14 memorial held in honor of two auxiliary police officers recognized two of the best among New York’s Finest.
The annual event commemorated Yevgeniy “Eugene” Marshalik, 19, and Nicholas Pekearo, 28, who — like all auxiliary officers — were unarmed on March 14, 2007, when they were killed while trying to stop a rampaging gunmen near the intersection of Sullivan and Bleecker Sts.
March 18, 2015
Breaking news: someone under the age of 42 wrote a letter. But seriously, that someone is Miley Cyrus, and her reason for writing that letter is super important.
The 22-year-old singer penned a letter on behalf of her Happy Hippie Foundation to three New York state officials, including Governor Andrew Cuomo, urging them to provide “more funding” to assist their state’s homeless youth shelters.
Here’s a picture of the letter, which Miley posted to Instagram on Wednesday (Mar. 18).