Category Archives: Media Coverage

Five Feathers Equine Massage Receives Cease And Desist From NY State

Paulick Report | July 14, 2019
Lori Smith, a certified equine sports massage therapist in New York, has been ordered to close her business or face potential criminal and civil penalties. The cease and desist order was filed against Five Feathers Equine Massage citing that Smith is not a licensed veterinarian.

Judge allows pay raises, outside income for NY lawmakers

New York Post | June 7, 2019 | Bernadette Hogan
In a victory for lawmakers, a state judge issued a ruling Friday that upholds legislative pay hikes that took effect in January while striking down restrictions on outside income — thus allowing them to keep their outside gigs.

NY Lawmakers Challenge Limit on Outside Income

Courthouse News Service | April 1, 2019 | Nick Rummell
Despite being among the highest paid state legislators in the country, 11 Republican New York lawmakers Friday to overturn a new rule restricting how much money they can earn in outside income.

EDITORIAL: No Limits on Albany’s Gall

New York Times | January 12, 2019
To keep a legislative pay increase but lose new restrictions on lawmakers’ outside income, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie is piggybacking onto a lawsuit by a conservative legal group that is seeking to overturn the raise.

Lawmaker pay raises put on hold

News10 | January 11, 2019
A judge in Albany heard the first arguments regarding the lawsuit against the state regarding the pay commission’s decision to raise lawmakers salaries but also block outside income.