Tag: Paul J. Sweeney


No Longer a ‘Pipe Dream’: New York Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

On March 31, Governor Andrew Cuomo took a breather from his “troubles” and signed the Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act of 2021. New York now joins its neighbors Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Jersey in allowing recreational cannabis for use by adults 21 years old and older. Citing “social justice” as a driving force, the governor’s […]


‘Hands-On’ Leadership: When the Boss Is the Problem

As of this writing, and with six female accusers, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is forcefully denying all allegations that he wrongly touched women or was ever placed on notice that his words and conduct were offensive. With a sexual harassment investigation by the state attorney general under way and highly placed politicos from the […]


COVID-19: We’ve Reached ‘The End of the Beginning’

Most thought COVID-19 would be a short-term crisis. Remember that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) early slogan was “15 days to slow the spread”? The consensus solution was to wash our hands, keep socially distant, and shut down the country for a couple of months.

New York fast-food employers bracing for $15 minimum wage

by Tammy Binford New York fast-food workers may be celebrating the likelihood of a $15-an-hour minimum wage phased in over the next few years, but others are questioning the justification offered for the raise. A three-member wage board appointed by New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recommended the new minimum wage for fast-food workers July […]