- Ex-NY Senate leader, son plead not guilty in corruption case Updated: Jun-01-15 1:26 pm
NEW YORK - The former leader of the New York Senate and his son pleaded not guilty to public corruption charges on Monday after prosecutors told a judge that investigators secretly intercepted thousands of their telephone calls.
- Long Island prosecutor probes NY legislators' travel records Updated: May-29-15 3:17 pm
MINEOLA, New York - A Long Island prosecutor said Friday her office is examining the travel records of all New York state lawmakers from Nassau County.
- NY lawmakers reviewing mental health services for children Updated: May-29-15 3:07 am
ALBANY, New York - Legislators in New York are taking a look at the state of mental health care for children.
- Cuomo, unions pan NYC mayor's development tax break plan Updated: May-28-15 3:34 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and organized labor are criticizing Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to revise a development tax break.
- NY Assembly votes for universal health coverage Updated: May-27-15 7:51 pm
ALBANY, New York - The New York Assembly voted 89-47 on Wednesday for legislation to establish publicly funded universal health coverage in a so-called single payer system.
- Senate Democrats want NYC's rent rules extended for 2 years Updated: May-27-15 4:47 pm
ALBANY, New York - Democrats in the state Senate on Wednesday proposed extending New York City's rent regulations for two more years and limiting how much a landlord can increase the rent when a rent-stabilized unit becomes vacant.
- New York lawmakers may aim for status quo in housing debates Updated: May-23-15 1:37 pm
ALBANY, New York - With Albany still reeling from corruption scandals and time running out on the legislative session, it's looking less likely state lawmakers will overhaul New York City's longstanding rent regulations or a tax break for real estate developers.
- NY lawmakers told state must prepare for climate change Updated: May-19-15 5:32 pm
ALBANY, New York - Lawmakers on Tuesday heard dire predictions of rising sea levels, hotter temperatures and more severe storms from scientists who say New York must do more to respond to a changing climate.
- NY Assembly votes to extend NYC's local control of schools Updated: May-19-15 12:05 am
ALBANY, New York - Mayor Bill de Blasio's control of New York City's public schools would be renewed for another three years under legislation approved Monday by the state Assembly.
- NY Senate: Let dogs into outdoor dining areas Updated: May-13-15 4:53 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York could soon join California in allowing dogs in restaurant patios.
- NY Assembly votes for closing campaign finance loophole Updated: May-12-15 8:01 pm
ALBANY, New York - The New York Assembly voted Tuesday to close a campaign finance loophole for limited liability companies, which a Senate committee chairman has refused to consider.
- Latest on New York Senate: Flanagan chosen as Senate leader Updated: May-11-15 4:29 pm
- Cuomo: Deadlines, distractions vie for legislative attention Updated: May-07-15 6:38 pm
ALBANY, New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that federal charges New York Senate Leader Dean Skelos is facing threaten to distract lawmakers from key decisions on rent regulations and mayoral control of schools in New York City.
- New York legislator faces jail for false expense claims Updated: May-07-15 1:47 pm
ALBANY, New York - A longtime state assemblyman from New York City pleaded guilty Thursday to theft and fraud charges, admitting in federal court that he submitted at least $40,000 in false expense vouchers for days he didn't actually travel to Albany.
- Lawmakers to discuss heroin scourge in western New York Updated: May-07-15 3:04 am
ALBANY, New York - A panel of state lawmakers is headed to western New York to discuss the problems posed by addiction to heroin and other opiates.