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.
The National Governors Association's annual meeting concluded last month with a closing address by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, who writes that there is an urgent need for government to do four things to stem what he characterizes as America's slow decline: spend, cut, tax and invest. If those sound like competing priorities, that's because they are.
The day after New York became the sixth U.S. state to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, two traditional-values groups filed a lawsuit to overturn the law, saying that politicians used a "corrupt legislative process" to enact it.
The day after New York became the sixth U.S. state to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, a traditional-values law firm filed a lawsuit to overturn the law, saying that politicians used a "corrupt legislative process" to enact it.
As the budget season rolls on, a remark- able trend is emerging: States with Republican governors and legislative majorities are balancing their budgets and reforming key programs without raising taxes. Conversely, states with Democratic governors and legislatures are content to raise taxes without basic program reforms. This philosophical and partisan divide focuses on the age-old question of the proper size and scope of government, and Republicans and Democrats are providing starkly different answers.
Seven gay and lesbian New Jersey couples, along with many of their children, are going to court to try to force the state to recognize gay marriage.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Sunday he won't sign a bill allowing gay marriage in his state, as Gov. Andrew Cuomo did in neighboring New York.
Thousands of gay men and women and their allies marched joyfully through Manhattan on Sunday, celebrating New York state's new law allowing same-sex marriage and pledging to push the issue nationwide.
Some quotes from celebrities reacting to state lawmakers passing and Gov. Andrew Cuomo signing legislation making gay marriage legal in New York: