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Talks begin on merger of HOCA, Greene Chamber of Commerce

Talks begin on merger of HOCA, Greene Chamber of Commerce | New York Advocate | Scoop.it

CATSKILL — Talks are underway about a possible merger of The Heart of Catskill Association (HOCA)/Catskill Chamber of Commerce and the Greene County Chamber of Commerce, according to the heads of both organizations. Joe Cozart, OpXGroup is the third-party facilitator on this merger project.

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AG set to lead probe of collapse

AG set to lead probe of collapse | New York Advocate | Scoop.it
ALBANY — Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Wednesday promised to keep investigating the collapse of mortgage-backed securities that contributed to the national economic downturn, praising President Barack Obama's creation of a new investigative...
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Foreclosure Robo-Signing Deal Worries N.Y. Official

Foreclosure Robo-Signing Deal Worries N.Y. Official | New York Advocate | Scoop.it
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman joined with other state attorneys general last year who were suing five large mortgage servicers.
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Cuomo's pension proposal riles unions

Cuomo's pension proposal riles unions | New York Advocate | Scoop.it

New Yorks governor has a plan that he says would save state and local governments $113 billion over 30 years by reducing guaranteed pension benefits to public workers. The groups representing those workers arent happy about it.

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Why Liberals Favor Campaign Season Censorship - Reason ...

Why Liberals Favor Campaign Season Censorship - Reason ... | New York Advocate | Scoop.it
But The New York Times is an outside group. So is the AFL-CIO, Planned Parenthood, the Brady Campaign, and MoveOn.org—along with the Chamber of Commerce, the NRA, and the National Right to Life Committee.
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To The Chamber: Is that all you've got? | Government In The Lab

To The Chamber: Is that all you've got? | Government In The Lab | New York Advocate | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, the branch of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that seeks to limit consumers' access to the courts published a brief description of wha.
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New York poised to make major management changes

New York poised to make major management changes | New York Advocate | Scoop.it

In his state of the state address on Wednesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo promised major alterations in both the organization of the public workforce and the day-to-day operations of state agencies.

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Look ahead, look back

Look ahead, look back | New York Advocate | Scoop.it
Gov. Andrew Cuomo will deliver his second State of the State address to a crowd of over 2,000 people in the Empire State Plaza on Wednesday afternoon, and is expected to spend a portion of his remarks addressing the state's various agencies.
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SOPA: Google, Amazon, And Facebook Consider Unprecedented ...

SOPA: Google, Amazon, And Facebook Consider Unprecedented ... | New York Advocate | Scoop.it
... America's innovative and creative products attract more than 53 billion visits a year and threaten more than 19 million American jobs,” the U.S. Chambers of Commerce wrote in a letter to the editor of The New York Times.
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The view from the Chamber of Commerce: GOOD NEWS ... - 4LAKids

The view from the Chamber of Commerce: GOOD NEWS ... - 4LAKids | New York Advocate | Scoop.it
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce applauds Gov. Jerry Brown, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and leading early education advocates in California for their collaborative efforts to secure ...
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New York daily news roundup

New York daily news roundup | New York Advocate | Scoop.it
News and emerging trends in New York state policy and politics...
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Adventures in tea-party cognitive dissonance

Adventures in tea-party cognitive dissonance | New York Advocate | Scoop.it
THIS (gated, sorry) was the most amazing thing I read today. It's a couple of weeks old, but bear with me here.
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Launching the Nation’s Most Comprehensive Effort to Tackle Disparities Between Young Black and Latino Males and their Peers

Launching the Nation’s Most Comprehensive Effort to Tackle Disparities Between Young Black and Latino Males and their Peers | New York Advocate | Scoop.it

Mayor Bloomberg today announced the launch of the Young Men's Initiative, the nation's boldest and most comprehensive effort to tackle the broad disparities slowing the advancement of black and Latino young men.
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Expanding Reach, Cuomo Creates Second Cop on Financial Beat

Expanding Reach, Cuomo Creates Second Cop on Financial Beat | New York Advocate | Scoop.it
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s superintendent of the new office has taken on high-profile issues, and some see it as infringing on Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman’s territory.
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State Senate GOP sitting on huge cash edge

As Republicans and Democrats gear up for a battle royal to control the state Senate, the GOP has amassed a cash advantage of nearly 5 to 1, proving the benefits of incumbency as they push to hold their bare majority in the chamber.

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Cuomo Pushes Teacher Evaluations

Cuomo Pushes Teacher Evaluations | New York Advocate | Scoop.it
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told school districts to adopt new evaluation systems for teachers or risk losing a portion of their state funding, employing his expansive budgetary powers to set education policy.
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New York daily news roundup

New York daily news roundup | New York Advocate | Scoop.it
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After toll hike, Christie promises to get tough on Port Authority

After toll hike, Christie promises to get tough on Port Authority | New York Advocate | Scoop.it

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie promises to "get my arms around" the massive agency that hiked toll rates for travel into New York City this summer.

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SOPA: Free Speech Online Under Serious Threat | BGAmedia ...

SOPA: Free Speech Online Under Serious Threat | BGAmedia ... | New York Advocate | Scoop.it
It was a show of public opposition to Internet-related legislation not seen since the 2003 political wrangling over implanting copy-protection technology in PCs, or perhaps even the blue ribbons appearing on Web sites in the ...
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Opinion: NJ small-business entrepreneurs face challenging costs of liability ... - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com

Opinion: NJ small-business entrepreneurs face challenging costs of liability ... - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com | New York Advocate | Scoop.it
Opinion: NJ small-business entrepreneurs face challenging costs of liability ...The Star-Ledger - NJ.comFew government policies can generate economic growth without creating systemic winners and losers.
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Agricultural prosperity is top local, regional business story of 2011 - Lincoln Journal Star

Agricultural prosperity is top local, regional business story of 2011 - Lincoln Journal Star | New York Advocate | Scoop.it
Agricultural prosperity is top local, regional business story of 2011Lincoln Journal StarBut as the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce pointed out in the testimonial for its Innovation Award: "With this expansion, Kawasaki now is the only manufacturer of...
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Fed's Lacker Sees Moderate Growth, Urges No New Stimulus | 9th ...

Fed's Lacker Sees Moderate Growth, Urges No New Stimulus | 9th ... | New York Advocate | Scoop.it
2 that additional stimulus “remains on the table,” such as buying mortgage bonds or changing the way the Fed communicates its policy goals to the public. ... For example, Michael Feroli, chief U.S. economist at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
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New state ethics commission meets by phone in private

New state ethics commission meets by phone in private | New York Advocate | Scoop.it
ALBANY— The chairwoman of the state's new public integrity commission conducted her first meeting of the 14-member group on Thursday and skirted the state Open Meetings Law.
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Briccetti on New York Open For Business campaign

Briccetti on New York Open For Business campaign | New York Advocate | Scoop.it

Global Marketing Initiative Will Promote the Advantages of Doing Business in New York

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Drone program could be an economic boost

Drone program could be an economic boost | New York Advocate | Scoop.it

UNMANNED DRONES: Wing in Syracuse expanding, meaning more jobs in the region

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Census Shows New York Exodus

Census Shows New York Exodus | New York Advocate | Scoop.it
New Yorkers are flocking to other states at the fastest rate in the nation. And most of them are leaving from New York City, according to a new analysis of U.S. Census data.
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