Eric Schneiderman http://wrvo.org en GOP candidate for NY attorney general says office isn't political http://wrvo.org/post/gop-candidate-ny-attorney-general-says-office-isnt-political <p>The Republican candidate for state attorney general says the man who holds the office now, and those who served before him, have treated it has a political stepping stone.</p><p>A.G. doesn't stand for "aspiring governor," John Cahill said.</p><p>Cahill was an aide and environmental conservation commissioner to former Gov. George Pataki, a Republican who ran the state from 1995 to 2006.</p><p>Cahill is now challenging Democratic Attorney General Eric Schneiderman&nbsp;for the role of New York's top lawyer.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:44:35 +0000 Ryan Delaney 58932 at http://wrvo.org GOP candidate for NY attorney general says office isn't political Schneiderman, DiNapoli earn Democratic Party nod for fall races http://wrvo.org/post/schneiderman-dinapoli-earn-democratic-party-nod-fall-races <p></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 11:26:59 +0000 Karen DeWitt 56173 at http://wrvo.org Schneiderman, DiNapoli earn Democratic Party nod for fall races New York Democratic Convention to nominate incumbents, announce Lt. Gov. candidate http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-democratic-convention-nominate-incumbents-announce-lt-gov-candidate <p></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 11:28:31 +0000 Karen DeWitt 56114 at http://wrvo.org GOP candidate for AG launches campaign; stops in Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/gop-candidate-ag-launches-campaign-stops-syracuse <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The Republican who wants to be New York state’s attorney general says he’ll be the people’s advocate if elected. John Cahill, an aide to former Gov. George Pataki, made several campaign stops across the state Monday, including Syracuse.<br /><br />Cahill says education, economic development and integrity in government are top issues he promises to advocate for if he is elected as attorney general.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 11:42:32 +0000 Ellen Abbott 55686 at http://wrvo.org GOP candidate for AG launches campaign; stops in Syracuse Area politicians want smartphone manufacturers to install technology to prevent thefts http://wrvo.org/post/area-politicians-want-smartphone-manufacturers-install-technology-prevent-thefts <p></p><p>Several local politicians, including Rep. Dan Maffei (D-Syracuse) and New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman appeared at city hall in downtown Syracuse to throw their support behind the federal Smartphone Theft Prevention Act.</p><p>The act would require smartphone makers to install a “kill switch” on their devices that would allow customers to delete data and deactivate their phone remotely.</p><p>Schneiderman says the major manufactures have the technology to do this but are choosing not to.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:03:37 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 54149 at http://wrvo.org Area politicians want smartphone manufacturers to install technology to prevent thefts Schneiderman proposes more efforts to reduce vacant properties http://wrvo.org/post/schneiderman-proposes-more-efforts-reduce-vacant-properties <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>New York's attorney general wants to reduce the number of vacant properties in the state's cities by creating more land banks and a registry to track foreclosed on homes.</p><p>Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has proposed legislation that will double the number of land banks in the state to 20. The first ten land banks, including one in Syracuse, began working over the past two years. Their mission is to seize vacant and severely tax delinquent properties and put them back on the tax rolls.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 20:43:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 51815 at http://wrvo.org Schneiderman proposes more efforts to reduce vacant properties Attorney General's animal team shuts down illegal puppy flippers http://wrvo.org/post/attorney-generals-animal-team-shuts-down-illegal-puppy-flippers <p></p><p>The state attorney general’s recently created animal protection initiative has led to the shutdown of two illegal puppy sale operations.</p><p>The state’s top prosecutor says two dog sellers bought puppies for cheap or got them for free and then “flipped” the dogs for a profit.</p><p>One seller from central New York, Carissa Seaman of Cleveland, N.Y., agreed to stop selling dogs. The attorney general says he got a court order to stop a separate puppy-flipping operation, run by Stephanie Arcara, near Buffalo. Neither woman had a license to sell dogs.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 13:02:13 +0000 Ryan Delaney 48624 at http://wrvo.org Attorney General's animal team shuts down illegal puppy flippers Syracuse school district's disciplinary policies under investigation http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-school-districts-disciplinary-policies-under-investigation <p></p><p>The state attorney general is investigating disciplinary action policies within the Syracuse school district, and the school system says it's cooperating with his office.</p><p>On Friday, the school district's top administrator admitted there likely have been violations.</p><p>Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s civil rights office issued a subpoena to the Syracuse City School District on Oct. 16.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 21:34:19 +0000 Ryan Delaney 48205 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse school district's disciplinary policies under investigation Cuomo criticizes state lawmakers fighting subpoenas on outside income http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-criticizes-state-lawmakers-fighting-subpoenas-outside-income <p></p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 11:27:16 +0000 Karen DeWitt 47673 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo criticizes state lawmakers fighting subpoenas on outside income Authorities bust sex ring that ran from Watertown to Ithaca http://wrvo.org/post/authorities-bust-sex-ring-ran-watertown-ithaca <p>A Syracuse man and two women were arrested and charged Tuesday with operating a sex ring that prosecutors say stretched from Watertown to Ithaca.</p><p>The state Attorney General&#39;s office says Eric Oliver, 30, of Syracuse, was the ring leader of the operation. They say he was assisted by two women: Tirra Pate of Syracuse and Jessico Moro of Cicero, both 19 years old.</p><p>They&#39;re accused of coercing women and girls as young as 15 years old into becoming prostitutes. Prosecutors allege the trio would use physical force or gave the girls drugs to keep them on the job.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 12:19:24 +0000 Ryan Delaney 45674 at http://wrvo.org Husband of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's aide fired, under investigation http://wrvo.org/post/husband-assembly-speaker-sheldon-silvers-aide-fired-under-investigation <p></p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 11:11:29 +0000 Karen DeWitt 42542 at http://wrvo.org Husband of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's aide fired, under investigation Cuomo appoints commission to probe the legislature http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-appoints-commission-probe-legislature <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo has joined forces with the New York State Attorney General to create a commission with wide ranging powers to investigate corruption in the state legislature. This move follows a legislative session during which nearly three dozen state lawmakers have been indicted, arrested, or jailed.<br><br>Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick was named a co-chair of the commission, and Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney will serve as a member of the panel.<br> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 12:53:48 +0000 Catherine Loper 40491 at http://wrvo.org State's land banks to get funds to help redevelop abandoned properties http://wrvo.org/post/states-land-banks-get-funds-help-redevelop-abandoned-properties <p>New York state will use some of the money from last year's settlement with banks which contributed to the collapse of the housing market to help fund the state's "land banks," entities that buy and hold abandoned properties for redevelopment.<br><br>New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has announced that a pot of $20 million will be divided up between the state's land banks for later development. Syracuse resident Hadee Rolon hopes it can help her Westside neighborhood, where well-kept properties are surrounded by boarded-up homes.<br> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 13:23:57 +0000 Ellen Abbott 40201 at http://wrvo.org A.G. Schneiderman reacts to DOMA decision http://wrvo.org/post/ag-schneiderman-reacts-doma-decision <p>New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman called today's Supreme Court decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, a home run.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 21:51:17 +0000 Ellen Abbott 40174 at http://wrvo.org Campaign finance reform likely a hot topic in 2013 http://wrvo.org/post/campaign-finance-reform-likely-hot-topic-2013 <p>It now seems clear that 2013 will be the year in which campaign finance reform will be debated in Albany. But it’s not clear yet what shape the legislation will take, or whether public financing of campaigns will be included.&nbsp; Fri, 14 Dec 2012 13:22:31 +0000 Karen DeWitt 30551 at http://wrvo.org Campaign finance reform likely a hot topic in 2013 New York will vote "no" on interstate fracking rules http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-will-vote-no-interstate-fracking-rules <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Earlier this week, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) released an updated version of its <a href="http://www.state.nj.us/drbc/naturalgas-REVISEDdraftregs110811.pdf" target="_blank">fracking regulations</a> for its watershed.&nbsp;</p><p>The commission oversees an area that covers four states - New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware - and provides water to more than 15 million Americans, including New York City.</p> Fri, 11 Nov 2011 16:52:33 +0000 Marie Cusick 9289 at http://wrvo.org