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Earlier this month, Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address focused on a myriad of issues, many of which show up again in his budget proposal. There is a 4.4% increase in education spending, $1 billion over five years for affordable housing projects, $21 billion in state funds for disaster relief, recovery and mitigation and

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Even though the clock ran out on New York’s legislative session (it ended on June 21), there are still numerous important issues that have yet to be brought to a vote. The legislature has left Albany but it is crucial to spotlight three issues that remain unfinished: the Reproductive Health Act, campaign finance reform and an

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In response to the burgeoning controversy over the use of terms such as contraception and reproductive rights in a state Senate resolution celebrating “Reproductive Rights and Justice Week”, which has been renamed “Women’s Health Week”, Honey Heller and Rabbi Jennifer Jaech, Co-Chairs of Reform Jewish Voice of New York State, sent a letter to all

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