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Now what? The State Legislature on Wednesday easily approved legislation that could end the corporate structure of the Peace Bridge Authority. It’s a move that could put the authority out of business, but which seems designed, instead, to produce a new way of doing business by the authority.Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who has quietly supported – if not instigated – the bil…

It’s time for Eric Holder to go, but for that to happen, something else needs to occur first: Rep. Darrell Issa needs to stop talking. The kook from California can’t be taken seriously, and when he rattles on about Holder and the Justice Department’s assault on a free press, he only makes the attorney general a more-sympathetic figure.Holder doesn’t deserve it. His…

Most Americans, we suspect, would agree that U.S. border agents need broader latitude than other law enforcement officials in their ability to conduct searches. The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution generally prohibits searches without probable cause and, even then, a judge must issue a warrant. Customs officers, by contrast, require the ability to search vehicles and i…

Farmworkers in New York, and most other states, have a raw deal. The State Legislature is now considering a bill to reform an intolerable lack of legal protection. It should approve the bill, which Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo also supports.Kerry Kennedy, president of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights – named for her late father – is a leader in the fight…

The official end of the 2013 session of the New York State Legislature arrives in nine days. Lawmakers have a lot of work to do before then. Here are some of the most important measures on the Legislature’s docket – issues that have shown themselves to be important to the state.Campaign finance/ethics reformAlbany remains a cesspool of corruption. Every year, it seems,…

Call it Bloomberg's War. The mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, has launched a frontal assault on ill health in his town. His intentions are important and admirable, although there are legitimate questions as to how far government should go in regulating private behavior. Bloomberg raised eyebrows six years ago when his city became the first in the nation to ban ar…

A group of determined citizens has been working to save a bit of Western New York's green space, and now it's time for the New York State Parks to build on that work with a $279,000 grant to help purchase 60 acres of farmland. The group has been working for the better part of a couple of years to raise the $630,000 needed to develop the Mill Road Scenic Overlook vista in t…

Many people who could use additional auto insurance protection may not find that out until it's too late. They would have a better chance of not facing that gap if the governor approves legislation encouraging, although not requiring, drivers to choose to buy greater liability insurance. The bill, sponsored by the chairmen of the insurance committees, Sen. James L. Seward…

If anyone still didn't know it, the dispute between the state of New York and the Seneca Nation of Indians has real and potentially hazardous consequences. With the Seneca Gaming Corp. withholding payments to the state because of a dispute over racetrack casinos, the City of Niagara Falls has been deprived of more than $60 million - and counting - in revenue it was suppos…