The National Conference of State Legislatures, which tracks legislative bodies across the country, says New York lawmakers do enough work to be considered full time.
New York state law, however, says otherwise.
A new round of financial disclosure forms released last week — some of which show New York legislators with lucrative outside jobs that pull in six figures — has re-sparked a decades-long debate over whether state lawmakers should be constitutionally recognized as full time and whether they should be able to hold other jobs.
"Under our system, we have part-time legislators. That is the system we have — citizen legislators," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. "They work as legislators part time, and they have businesses, law practices, et cetera — part time. That's the design of the system by the constitution."
If you are a high school student responsible for the french fries at McDonald's than Speaker Heastie is dedicated to your career. If you possess almost no skills whatsoever for the workplace than Speaker Heastie is for your artificially enhanced, government-enforced wage. Despite the overwhelmingly evidence presented by the 1976 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences Dr. Milton Friedman:
Love is a temple, love the higher law
You ask me to enter, but then you make me crawl
And I can't be holding on to what you got, when all you got is hurt
One love, one blood, one life, you got to do what you should
BUFFALO - Speaker Carl Heastie joined today with Buffalo Assemblymembers Sean Ryan, Robin Schimminger and Crystal Peoples-Stokes to announce that the New York State Assembly would be committing $5 million in state funding for the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's AK360 campaign to enlarge and update exhibition space as well as expand cultural programs. This funding is in addition to the funding announcement made by the state in September, and is part of the $125 million private public partnership capital campaign.
FDA Shuts Off Nicotine Water Spigot
Water laced with nicotine is billed as a "refreshing break to the smoking habit," but the Food and Drug Administration ruled Tuesday that it's also illegal, ending a California company's bid to begin selling bottles later this month.
The crackdown had been expected since the FDA ordered nicotine-laced lollipops and lip balm off the market last April, calling them unapproved drugs that had enough nicotine to endanger children lured by the candy resemblance.
But NicoWater underwent additional scrutiny because its maker was promoting the bottled water as a dietary supplement, and the FDA isn't allowed to regulate supplements nearly as strictly as it does medications.
Because nicotine is legally sold over-the-counter in FDA-approved smoking cessation aids, federal law prohibits it also being sold as a dietary supplement, FDA lawyers concluded Tuesday -- meaning NicoWater can't sell.
By SARAH LYALL,
Published: December 21, 1991
The island, frequently listed in surveys in the 1980's as one of the country's most desirable spots, is struggling now, not just with the effects of the national recession that have battered states throughout the Northeast but also with stubborn home-grown problems that will make it harder to bounce back when the region's recovery begins.
"All of the ingredients that made Long Island such a success in the 1980's have petered out," said Samuel M. Ehrenhalt, Regional Commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. "All the key engines have stalled or gone into reverse, and as a result what you're left with is a lot of question marks."
Here in Bethpage, the Grumman Corporation, the center of a once-massive defense industry, has laid off 9,000 people, or a third of its Long Island workforce, since 1987. Around the Island, more than 90,000 people are out of work, so that in 1990 -- for the first time ever -- Nassau and Suffolk counties lost more jobs than they gained. Businesses are failing; unemployed workers are stuck with houses they can't sell, and the Island's young people are fleeing, looking for a better life someplace else.
* Navy: 327,801
* Air Force: 311,357
* Marines Corps: 183,417
John Gallagher , Detroit Free Press 4:20 p.m. EDT May 18, 2016
Michigan added 6,000 new jobs in April and the state's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.8% as the state's workforce continued to expand.
The state’s unemployment rate in April was two-tenths of a percentage point below the national rate of 5%. The U.S. jobless rate was also unchanged from March to April.
“Michigan’s labor market in early 2016 has continued to strengthen,” said Jason Palmer, director of the Michigan Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives. “Payroll jobs have recorded solid gains every month, while individuals continue to enter the workforce on a monthly basis.”
"The boob job is terrible. They look like two lights posts coming out of her body."
Trump: I, I think I'd have a hard time.
Trump: No, it's not important.
The Wall Street Journal Christopher Chichester story by Mark Seal on May 26, 2011: "The Man Who Played Rockefeller"
Freedom Lies In Being Bold — Robert Frost
''We didn't get anything,'' said Paul Howell, 64, whose 27-year-old daughter, Karan Shepherd, was killed minutes after Mr. McVeigh parked a yellow rental truck loaded with a 7,000-pound homemade bomb just steps from the federal building, and walked away.
How Charged With Punishments The Scroll
New York State
Published: November 7, 1991
Tell me: What is Senator Breslin required to do on a daily basis as past president of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators? Is he today paid a salary or stipend? How much time does the position detract from his sworn duty in Article VIII, Section I? Did he conduct NCOIL business in Capitol 414?
* Together these two institutions have served the Capital Region for a combined 335 years and this announcement demonstrates that they are still innovating and partnering to ensure that generations to come will benefit from their rich curriculum and faculty [September 29, 2015]
George E. Pataki: 2,571,991 votes for 54.32%
Peter Vallone: 1,570,317 votes for 33.16%
George E. Pataki: 2,262,255 votes for 49.40%
Thomas Golisano: 654,016 votes for 14.28%
Senator Breslin is the product of one—party monopoly in Albany County. In 2014 Breslin did not face a general election opponent. On April 4, 2016 he announced his re—election candidacy behind a podium with the language: Fighting for us.
By JESSE McKINLEY FEB. 14, 2016
ALBANY — The scene in the State Capitol last week bore all the hallmarks of democracy at work: advocates and lobbyists pushing their causes, earnest interns scurrying about, and protesters making insistent pleas for funds for everything from housing to hepatitis C.
But there was one place where little was happening: the legislative chambers, where laws are, in theory, made.
Last week, the state’s 213 elected lawmakers — or as many who were able to attend — gathered for a couple of hours, passed a few minor bills and some well-meaning resolutions, and then formally adjourned for a 14-day winter break, officially ending their workweek in Albany.
The time was 1:32 p.m. On a Tuesday.