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NYCF supports educational choice, urban renewal efforts that result in empowerment rather than dependency, stronger penalties to deter crime, enhanced efforts to crack down on human trafficking, and real reform of a political process that currently enables corruption.

Trump Administration Continues To Promote Commonsense LGBT Policies

By Albany Update | Dec 8, 2018

During and after the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump’s statements on LGBT issues caused concern for some Christians. In April 2016, Trump criticized North Carolina’s common-sense bathroom law, asserting that North Carolina “should allow people to use the bathroom they feel is appropriate.’” (Days later, Trump shifted his position, making a states’ rights argument in support…

‘Boy Erased’ is Movie Misleading

By Albany Update | Dec 3, 2018

“But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ” (II Corinthians 11:3). The secular left’s ongoing campaign to reshape the United States in its image is conducted on multiple fronts, including politics, the courts, education, and the…

‘Legal’ Colorado Leads Nation In Teens Trying Pot

By Albany Update | Dec 3, 2018

According to Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), more young people are trying marijuana for the first time in Colorado, the first state to allow recreational marijuana than anywhere else in the nation. SAM’s conclusion is drawn from a survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), a division of the US Department of Health and…

Democrats Tout Bathroom Bill On Transgender Day

By Albany Update | Nov 20, 2018

On November 20, 2018, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the spire of One World Trade Center and the Kosciuszko Bridge would be lit in honor of the Transgender Day of Remembrance. According to the Governor’s press release, the structures were to be “illuminated in the colors of the transgender flag [on November 20, 2018] in memory of…

State Court Cries Foul On Fantasy Sports Betting

By Albany Update | Nov 4, 2018

As The Buffalo News’ Tom Precious reports, “A state judge Monday [October 29, 2018] ruled that daily fantasy sports contests are a form of gambling as defined by the constitution, and as such the Legislature did not have the authority to allow it as a legal gambling activity in 2016.” You’ve probably heard of companies…

Heroin Addicts Need Real Help, Not ‘Supervised Injection Sites’

By Albany Update | Sep 23, 2018

In May 2018, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that New York City would open four taxpayer-funded supervised injection sites for intravenous drug users within the next six to 12 months. Advocates of supervised injection sites contend that they serve three purposes. First, they provide users with clean needles so that they do…

Supreme Court Confirmation Hits Snag

By Albany Update | Sep 23, 2018

Until September 13, Judge Brett Kavanaugh appeared to have at least an even chance of being confirmed to the Supreme Court of the United States later this month. Judge Kavanaugh had appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee and had not made any major missteps. While a few moderate U.S. senators from each party remained on…

Democratic Socialism: A Shift Toward Dependency

By Albany Update | Sep 23, 2018

After soundly defeating powerful incumbent Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Queens) in a Democratic primary in June, 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—a self-described democratic socialist—has become something of a national political celebrity. Young, passionate, and unabashedly far-left, Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow travelers seek to continue the efforts made by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to move the Democratic Party (and,…

Cuomo’s Taxpayer-Funded Electioneering

By Albany Update | Sep 10, 2018

Have you received any mailings lately about state government initiatives? A postcard, for instance, about the new artificial reef that the Cuomo administration is creating off of Long Island? How about a mailing from the Department of Taxation and Finance applauding Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s efforts to promote voter access? If you did, you’re not alone.…

Left Offers No Tolerance For Those Who Proclaim That Change Is Possible

By Albany Update | Sep 10, 2018

The Left’s denial of the possibility of sexual orientation change has become so intense that Democratic candidates are now attacked for being seen in public with anyone who is known to have experienced such change. Last month, New York City Public Advocate Letitia “Tish” James—who is currently seeking the Democratic nomination for New York State…

Democrats and Demonstrators Turn Kavanaugh Hearings Into Circus

By Albany Update | Sep 10, 2018

As of September 6, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh remains in the midst of confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) has described the Democratic Party’s tactics at those hearings as “‘mob rule.’” The Senator was exaggerating, but not by much. Over the past several days, Senate Democrats have repeatedly…

Human Trafficking Bills Signed

By Albany Update | Sep 4, 2018

Albany Update is pleased to report that two important state-level anti-human trafficking bills have been signed into law. On August 15, Bill S.5988-B-Lanza/A.6823-C-Paulin was signed. This law establishes the felony crime of sex trafficking of a child. The new law will help prosecutors and victims by making it unnecessary for minor victims to testify against…

New Study Rebuts Leftist Dogma About Sexual Orientation

By Albany Update | Aug 27, 2018

Both in New York and throughout the country, there is a determined movement to make it illegal to assist minors in overcoming unwanted same-sex (homosexual) attraction. Unfortunately, advocates have succeeded in banning this type of counseling for minor clients in Albany and Erie Counties and in New York City. The eventual goal of this movement…

Another New York Pol Arrested

By Albany Update | Aug 20, 2018

Yet another New York politician has been accused of breaking the law. On August 8, 2018, Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY27) was arrested and charged with securities fraud and wire fraud. The federal government alleges that Rep. Collins received insider information about test results on a drug developed by Innate, an Australian biotech company on whose…

Despite Legislative Stall, Cuomo Considers Sports Gambling

By Albany Update | Aug 11, 2018

Following a May Supreme Court decision in which a federal ban on sports gambling was held unconstitutional, the State of New York has been under pressure from gambling advocates to legalize the practice here. Gambling advocates even invited celebrities like former New York Yankees managers Joe Torre and Joe Girardi to the Capitol to push…

Government Employees Have A Choice

By Albany Update | Aug 6, 2018

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…