NY Legislature Wraps Without Wage Hike, Fracking Bills
By Pete Brush
Law360, New York (June 21, 2012, 10:40 PM EDT) -- New York lawmakers ended their 235th legislative session Thursday without passing a minimum wage hike, curbs on hydraulic fracturing, stronger penalties for mortgage fraudsters or measures to keep gas stations from gouging motorists, but an on-time budget and other successes left legislative leaders breathing sighs of relief.
A lack of major drama in Albany was a sign that lawmakers succeeded in handling a number of challenges facing the Empire State in a timely manner, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who said the passage of a $132.6...