- Lawsuit accuses Domino's Pizza of 'rampant wage violations' Updated: May-24-16 2:34 pm
ALBANY, New York - The state's attorney general has sued Domino's Pizza Inc., affiliates and three franchisees alleging they underpaid workers based on payroll reports generated by the parent company's computer system.
- GMO labeling supporters: Vermont law creating momentum in NY Updated: May-24-16 1:19 pm
ALBANY, New York - Vermont's first-in-the-nation law requiring GMO labeling is giving fresh momentum to efforts to pass a similar measure in New York state.
- Right-to-die bill clears NY legislative hurdle Updated: May-24-16 12:40 am
ALBANY, New York - A bill that would authorize people with terminal illnesses to request life-ending drugs from a physician has cleared a hurdle in New York's state Legislature.
- NY lawmakers propose codifying renewable energy goals Updated: May-24-16 12:39 am
ALBANY, New York - A dozen New York lawmakers have introduced legislation to codify Gov. Andrew Cuomo's goal of eliminating human-produced greenhouse gas emissions statewide by 2050, replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy.
- Move to force vote on sex abuse bill fails in NY Senate Updated: May-23-16 6:44 pm
ALBANY, New York - An effort to force a vote in the New York Senate on a bill extending the statute of limitations on suing child sex abusers has failed.
- Christie rejects Port Authority reforms, sending alternative Updated: May-23-16 4:39 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Monday rejected New Jersey lawmakers' latest efforts to reform the powerful bistate entity that controls the region's airports, bridges and tunnels. But a key Democratic state senator said it's time to accept an overhaul enacted in New York that Christie supports.
- NY lawmakers want 911 called when disabled abuse suspected Updated: May-23-16 4:32 pm
ALBANY, New York - Several New York lawmakers are pushing legislation that would require caretakers of the disabled, mentally ill and addicted in state programs to report suspected abuse to local police and prosecutors.
- NY labor, faith groups back voting, election changes Updated: May-23-16 1:18 pm
ALBANY, New York - A new coalition of community organizations, faith groups and labor unions says New York can address government corruption by tightening campaign finance rules while making it easier to vote.
- NY school solar program off to slow start, now regrouping Updated: May-23-16 10:16 am
ALBANY, New York - An ambitious program to install solar panels at New York's public schools, already off to a slow start, has to recruit a new partner after the financial collapse of one of the nation's largest solar companies.
- NY State Police plan 2-week 'buckle up' enforcement campaign Updated: May-23-16 5:47 am
ALBANY, New York - The New York State Police and other law enforcement agencies across the state are launching their annual "buckle up" campaign.
- To claw or not to claw? NY cat proposal sparks frisky debate Updated: May-22-16 1:14 pm
ALBANY, New York - For many decades, declawing cats has been a routine veterinary procedure, but this is no simple pedicure. There's anesthesia, pain medication and the amputation of the cat's toes back to the first knuckle.
- New NYC buses have Wi-Fi but no tech to avoid those on foot Updated: May-22-16 1:02 pm
NEW YORK - There are some nifty features on New York City's sleek new fleet of more than 2,000 buses, the first of which began hitting the streets this past week.
- Some worry new NY big-projects agency is Cuomo power grab Updated: May-21-16 10:48 am
ALBANY, New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo pitched a new big-projects agency as a way to help smooth the way for massive state construction like the planned $29 billion mass transit overhaul in New York City, but critics worry about a power grab by the famously hands-on leader.
- NY trooper suffers minor injuries in head-on crash Updated: May-21-16 8:34 am
WATERTOWN, New York - A state trooper is recovering from minor injuries suffered when his cruiser was struck head-on in northern New York.
- New York state Senate to review NYC's 5-cent plastic bag fee Updated: May-20-16 9:29 am
NEW YORK - The New York state Senate is looking into whether New York City's plan to impose a fee on plastic bags will be a burden on consumers.
- New signs to alert visitors of Great Lakes Watershed Updated: May-20-16 12:16 am
BUFFALO, New York - A network of new signs is going up in western New York to let people know when they've entered the Great Lakes Watershed.
- GOP congressmen, NY attorney general in climate dispute Updated: May-19-16 5:07 pm
ALBANY, New York - Republican members of Congress have accused New York's Democratic attorney general and his counterparts in 16 other jurisdictions of chilling free speech over climate change through their legal and political campaign to curb fossil fuel burning.
- Cuomo: Allow liquor sales in NY state before noon on Sundays Updated: May-19-16 5:49 am
ALBANY, New York - Expanded brunch hours may be coming to New York state.
- August date set for ex-Assembly speaker to report to prison Updated: May-18-16 3:58 pm
NEW YORK - A judge says a former New York Assembly speaker sentenced to 12 years in prison in a public corruption case can wait until late August to report to prison.
- De Blasio to skip meeting with NY senators over city schools Updated: May-18-16 1:25 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is skipping a meeting with state lawmakers considering whether to renew his control over city schools.
- Editorials from around New York Updated: May-18-16 12:28 pm
Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers:
- NY settles fertilizer display cases with Lowe's, Home Depot Updated: May-18-16 5:47 am
ALBANY, New York - New York's attorney general has reached settlements with The Home Depot Inc. and Lowe's Home Centers LLC requiring they separate lawn fertilizers containing phosphorous from others and post signs telling consumers about legal restrictions on the groundwater pollutant.
- NY Senate GOP unveils plan to fight heroin, opioid abuse Updated: May-17-16 3:42 pm
ALBANY, New York - The New York state Senate's Republican majority has released a list of 35 recommendations for addressing the state's heroin and opioid epidemic.
- Long Island park removes signs bearing name of Dean Skelos Updated: May-16-16 7:24 am
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, New York - A Long Island park has removed signs bearing the name of disgraced former New York Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos.
- NY utility workers want deterrent from attacks Updated: May-16-16 12:09 am
ALBANY, New York - Utilities and their labor unions are asking New York lawmakers to make it a felony when anyone attacks utility workers.