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Workers display the product at Greyston bakery in Yonkers, NY. Greyston plans to become a benefit corporation once the new law goes into effect in 60 days. Photo courtesy of B Lab.
John Farley  |  December 14, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
On Monday, New York became the seventh state to create benefit corporations, which are legally obligated to create benefits for both society and their shareholders. What does that mean for the city?
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Georgia Kral  |  December 13, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
In light of a new study showing that tweets about politicians are overwhelmingly negative and opinionated, MetroFocus decided to see what Twitter users had to say these days about Tri-State pols. It wasn't pretty.
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John Farley  |  December 13, 2011 4:00 AM | Updated: December 13, 2011 12:02 PM | Comments
Cuomo's ethics commission was supposed to be fighting corruption and bringing transparency to the capital by now, but we just found out who's on it. And the appointments are raising some eyebrows.VIDEO
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City Hall News  |  December 9, 2011 10:37 AM | Comments
On this week's list the governor seems to be unstoppable and a favorite New York celebrity discovered that you can put your foot in your mouth on Twitter.
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December 8, 2011 4:38 PM | 3 Comments
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's new tax plan makes cuts to the MTA's payroll tax revenues, but at whose expense?VIDEO
Four winning regions were announced Wednesday, in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's new competition for capitol funding. Cuomo created 10 regional councils in New York State last summer. MetroFocus/Kevon Greene.
John Farley  |  December 8, 2011 2:53 PM | Comments
All of the competitors in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's experimental regional funding contest were at least given a consolation prize, but only four took home the truly big bucks.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has not taken a position at the state version of the DREAM Act. He has said he supports the federal version. AP/Evan Agostini.
John Farley  |  December 6, 2011 4:00 AM | Updated: December 8, 2011 10:46 AM | 2 Comments
While Cuomo's expedient push to raise taxes on the wealthy pleased many people of disparate political beliefs, it has also raised concerns about the governors' disregard for transparency.VIDEO
Traditional canning jars hold varieties of marijuana in a cabinet at the La Brea Collective medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles. Despite a federal crackdown on California's medical marijuana industry, the restrictive nature of New Jersey's pot program means its probably safe from federal threat. AP/Reed Saxon.
John Farley  |  December 5, 2011 4:00 AM | Updated: January 30, 2012 1:15 PM | 19 Comments
Since federal prosecutors went after medical marijuana dispensaries in California, what makes New Jersey think it will escape the same fate?
Loretta Lynch U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York announces charges against doctors, health care company owners, executives and others in a case of alleged false medicare billing at a press conference in the U.S. Attorney's office in Brooklyn, New York, Friday, July 16, 2010.   The poster at right which says in Russian "Do Not Gossip" was, allegedly, in the back room of a doctor's office where patients were being bribed for their cooperation in the scheme.   (Ap Photo/Robert Mecea)
City Hall News  |  December 2, 2011 9:15 AM | Comments
Gov. Andrew Cuomo should be all over this week’s list, but we can’t figure out whether he had a great week or an awful one. For everyone else on our list, the week was a little more definite.
Anti-fracking protestors gathered outside of the Tribeca Performing Arts Center on Nov. 28 before a public hearing on whether to allow drilling in New York. Members of the opposition group included politicians, lawyers, scientists and residents. MetroFocus/John Farley.
John Farley  |  November 30, 2011 6:03 PM | 6 Comments
A boisterous group of more than 1,000 people showed up at a public hearing in TriBeCa on Nov. 30 to voice their opinion on hydraulic fracking. Unlike in more fracking-friendly upstate New York, the crowd was -- by an extremely rough estimate -- about 99 percent against, and 1 percent (familiar numbers?) for fracking.
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