GOP senator who OK'd NY gay marriage gets $90k job - Houston weather, traffic, news | FOX 26 | MyFoxHouston

GOP senator who OK'd NY gay marriage gets $90k job

Posted: Updated:

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo has given a former Republican senator who was a key to the legalization of gay marriage a $90,000-a-year job in his administration.

The religious conservative group New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms says Cuomo gave former Sen. James Alesi the plum job for his vote that gave Cuomo a major policy victory. The group says Tuesday that Alesi isn't qualified for the job on the state unemployment insurance appeals board, which will pay him more than his legislator's salary in addition to his state pension.

Alesi was a Monroe County Republican who voted against gay marriage in 2010, but in 2011 said he changed his mind. At the time, Alesi was already facing an uncertain re-election back in his district and retired rather than seek another term.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • New York State NewsNew York State NewsMore>>

  • Caesars enters New York casino competition

    Caesars enters New York casino competition

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:52:22 GMT
    Caesars Entertainment entered the competition to open a casino in upstate New York on Tuesday with a proposal to build a $750 million complex 50 miles north of New York City. The complex would include a casino, a hotel and a meeting space and would be located in Woodbury, in Orange County. The Las Vegas-based Caesars, which operates 52 casinos around the world, has submitted a $1 million casino license application fee to state gambling regulators.
    Caesars Entertainment entered the competition to open a casino in upstate New York on Tuesday with a proposal to build a $750 million complex 50 miles north of New York City. The complex would include a casino, a hotel and a meeting space and would be located in Woodbury, in Orange County. The Las Vegas-based Caesars, which operates 52 casinos around the world, has submitted a $1 million casino license application fee to state gambling regulators.
  • Lawsuit: ex-Buffalo Bills cheerleaders were exploited, groped

    Lawsuit: ex-Buffalo Bills cheerleaders were exploited, groped

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:08:06 GMT
    Buffalo Bills / NFLBuffalo Bills / NFL
    Five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders on Tuesday sued the team over a pay system they say had them working hundreds of hours for free at games and at mandatory public appearances at which they were subjected to groping and sexual comments, and one said they had to take a jiggle test so their boss could see how firm their bodies were. The state Supreme Court lawsuit is the third filed this year against a National Football League team by cheerleader...
    Five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders on Tuesday sued the team over a pay system they say had them working hundreds of hours for free at games and at mandatory public appearances at which they were subjected to groping and sexual comments, and one said they had to take a jiggle test so their boss could see how firm their bodies were. The state Supreme Court lawsuit is the third filed this year against a National Football League team by cheerleader...
  • Airbnb fights NY attorney general's subpoena

    Airbnb fights NY attorney general's subpoena

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:06:24 GMT
    Renting out someone's apartment is an easy way to get an inexpensive place to stay if you're a tourist, and cheaper and more convenient than most hotels. But now the government is stepping in and trying to get a handle on a booming business that may not be playing by the rules. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is squaring off in court with multi-million dollar Internet company Airbnb.
    Renting out someone's apartment is an easy way to get an inexpensive place to stay if you're a tourist, and cheaper and more convenient than most hotels. But now the government is stepping in and trying to get a handle on a booming business that may not be playing by the rules. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is squaring off in court with multi-million dollar Internet company Airbnb.
  • LocalMore>>

  • Houston-area traffic closures

    Houston-area traffic closures

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:37 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:37:09 GMT
    As you start to think about your weekend plans on this Friday-eve, make sure you consider how you're going to get to your destination...watch out for these scheduled closures!
    As you start to think about your weekend plans on this Friday-eve, make sure you consider how you're going to get to your destination...watch out for these scheduled closures!
  • What's going down H-town?

    What's going down H-town?

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:42:32 GMT
    OLD TOWN SPRING CRAWFISH FESTIVAL All weekend http://texascrawfishfestival.com/ 11th Annual Sugar Land Wine Food Affair Anson Aviation - Sugar Land Regional Airport http://www.sugarlandwineandfoodaffair.com/ Da Camera JAM Concerts at Discovery Green Discovery Green Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 6:30 PM - 10:15 PM http://www.discoverygreen.com/1011875 Chipotle Green Film Series Friday, April 25, 8:30 pm Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. www.discoverygreen.com http://www.discoverygreen.com...
    OLD TOWN SPRING CRAWFISH FESTIVAL All weekend http://texascrawfishfestival.com/ 11th Annual Sugar Land Wine Food Affair Anson Aviation - Sugar Land Regional Airport http://www.sugarlandwineandfoodaffair.com/ Da Camera JAM Concerts at Discovery Green Discovery Green Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 6:30 PM - 10:15 PM http://www.discoverygreen.com/1011875 Chipotle Green Film Series Friday, April 25, 8:30 pm Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. www.discoverygreen.com http://www.discoverygreen.com...
  • Texas Medical Center job search event focused on military veterans

    Texas Medical Center job search event focused on military veterans

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:51:01 GMT
    As part of an initiative to hire more military veterans, the Texas Medical Center and its member institutions will conduct a job fair for them and their widows/widowers on Thursday until 1 p.m.
    As part of an initiative to hire more military veterans, the Texas Medical Center and its member institutions will conduct a job fair for them and their widows/widowers on Thursday until 1 p.m.
Powered by WorldNow

KRIV FOX 26
4261 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: (713) 479-2801
Fax: (713) 479-2859

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices