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PROTECTING HUMAN LIFE

Under Cuomo’s Direction, New York State Launches Pro-Abortion Referral Site

On August 7, 2018, Gov. Cuomo announced the launch of a new state-funded website that provides referrals to abortion clinics. According to the Governor, the website is part of a “public awareness campaign to connect women to comprehensive, confidential and medically accurate reproductive health care services. The campaign will include subway ads and information translated into multiple…

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Government Employees Have A Choice

Back in June, the Supreme Court of the United States decided the case of Janus v. AFSCME. In Janus, the Court “barred public-sector labor unions from forcing non-members to pay agency fees.” The decision was a win for social conservatives because it will deprive public-sector labor unions of a significant amount of funds; given that public-sector unions in New…

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Universal Health Care Becomes Campaign Issue

Cynthia Nixon, the left-wing actress and activist challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo in this year’s Democratic gubernatorial primary, supports a so-called universal health care bill. Unfortunately, Nixon isn’t the only person who supports this bad idea. In fact, the New York State Assembly has passed a universal health care bill every year since 2015 (thankfully, the State Senate…

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Social Conservatives Shouldn’t Have To Hold Their Noses In Senate Election

Sen. Kathy Marchione (R-Halfmoon) recently announced that she would not seek re-election this fall. Sen. Marchione was first elected to represent New York’s 43rd Senate District (which includes Columbia County and portions of Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Washington Counties) in 2012. At that time, then-Saratoga County Clerk Marchione challenged Sen. Roy McDonald in a hard-fought Republican…

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What Would A Senate Democratic Majority Leader Mean For Social Issues?

Recently, it was reported that the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC)—which has been in existence in the New York State Senate since 2011—was reuniting with the rest of the Senate Democratic Conference. Thus far, it appears that the reunification is taking effect. For Democrats, reunification is not the goal; it is merely a step toward the goal. The…

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A Cautionary Tale From Illinois

At this time, former investor, executive, and 2010 New York State Comptroller candidate Harry Wilson is the frontrunner to become the Republican candidate for Governor of New York in 2018. If Wilson does pull the trigger on a gubernatorial bid, it seems likely that he will position himself as a moderate, fiscally-responsible problem-solver. During his…

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