NY State Senate launches website

NY State May 7 2009: The New York State Senate today launched a new website at http://www.nysenate.gov/. The media-rich site includes a live video feed (provided via the free service Mogulus). The site has a blog and an RSS feed. The Senate also has its own YouTube channel, Facebook page, and twitter account. Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith’s introduction to the site is below:
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Video of Albany Broadband Stimulus event .

On Monday March 30 2009 Governor David A. Paterson’s Recovery Cabinet held a Broadband Stimulus Information Session

Downloads of the webcast can be found here – The windows media version appears to have much better audio than the others.
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Return of the Web Tax

David Paterson: photo by David Shankbone An article in today’s Wall Street Journal notes that NY Governor David Paterson has revived former Gov. Spitzer’s controversial plan to collect sales tax from out of state online retailers. The provision, included in the current budget, is expected to raise $70m. Continue reading