- NY lawmaker: NFL should require synthetic marijuana testing Updated: Feb-05-16 4:15 pm
ALBANY, New York - A New York state lawmaker who has sponsored bills targeting synthetic marijuana is calling on the NFL to require players to take drug tests for the substance.
- As NY lawmakers review budget, workers rally for $15 wage Updated: Feb-03-16 5:10 pm
ALBANY, New York - Low-wage workers from around New York state gathered at the Capitol on Wednesday to support Gov. Andrew Cuomo's call for a $15-an-hour minimum wage, a proposal that continues to dominate the year's legislative work.
- Supporters of aid family leave bill sense window this year Updated: Feb-02-16 10:43 pm
ALBANY, New York - The state Assembly again voted on Tuesday to allow workers to take paid time off to care for a new child or a sick loved one.
- NY speaker wants higher taxes on millionaires Updated: Feb-02-16 1:12 am
ALBANY, New York - A long-awaited tax proposal from Democrats in the New York state Assembly would increase taxes on millionaires while giving tax relief to middle-class and low-income workers, a shift they said would raise $1.2 billion in new revenue while making the state income tax more equitable.
- Lawmaker questions adequacy of fines for NYC rent violations Updated: Feb-01-16 3:48 pm
ALBANY, New York - A Manhattan lawmaker says New York City data show more than 200,000 of the state's one million rent-stabilized apartment units aren't registered.
- NY lawmakers to review Cuomo's environmental plans Updated: Jan-28-16 3:10 am
ALBANY, New York - New York lawmakers are taking a look at Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plans to spend more on the environment through stepped-up land conservation efforts, incentives for renewable energy, and upgrades to water and sewer systems.
- New York lawmakers to hear proposals for education spending Updated: Jan-27-16 3:01 am
ALBANY, New York - New York education officials and advocates are set to weigh in on the state's spending plans for education.
- In Albany, NYC mayor pressed over property tax cap Updated: Jan-26-16 6:12 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio got the full Albany treatment Tuesday as state lawmakers grilled him for five hours over his city's finances and its status as the only local government in the state not subject to a cap on property taxes.
- Convicted ex-NY state Senate leader seeks new trial Updated: Jan-26-16 7:28 am
NEW YORK - Ex-New York state Senate majority leader Dean Skelos and his son are seeking a new trial six weeks after they were convicted of federal corruption charges.
- NY Assembly backs broader contraceptives coverage Updated: Jan-26-16 3:05 am
ALBANY, New York - New York's Assembly has passed legislation to require that health insurance plans cover all federally approved categories of prescribed contraceptive drugs, devices and products.
- Westchester prosecutor confirmed at chief judge for NY Updated: Jan-21-16 2:45 pm
ALBANY, New York - The New York Senate has confirmed longtime Westchester County prosecutor Janet DiFiore as New York's chief judge.
- NY lawmakers push for details of Cuomo's transportation plan Updated: Jan-20-16 5:39 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo may be proposing the largest investment in transportation projects in state history, but that's not preventing criticism that the plan shortchanges upstate regions, or glosses over important details about how the governor intends to pay for it.
- New NY laws target sex trafficking, gender discrimination Updated: Jan-19-16 2:38 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York state now has new laws that toughen the penalties for human trafficking, prohibit companies from paying workers less because of their gender, and allow more employees to file sexual harassment complaints.
- NY Gov. Cuomo: Extend tax credits to wineries, cider makers Updated: Jan-18-16 7:02 am
ALBANY, New York - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to extend a tax credit to small wineries, distilleries and alcoholic cider makers to encourage an industry that he says helps promote the entire state.
- NY lawmakers to begin work $145 billion Cuomo budget Updated: Jan-17-16 9:01 am
ALBANY, New York - New York state lawmakers will soon start dissecting Gov. Andrew Cuomo's $145 billion state budget proposal with a series of legislative hearings zeroing in on different parts of the complicated spending blueprint.
- Cuomo's $100B list of projects will cost NY far less Updated: Jan-16-16 9:48 am
ALBANY, New York - Three billion dollars for a new Penn Station. Twenty billion for affordable housing and the homeless. Another $22 billion for highways and bridges. And $26 billion for New York City transit.
- NYC mayor: I'll fight Cuomo's plan to shift costs to city Updated: Jan-14-16 8:35 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed Thursday to fight a proposal from Gov. Andrew Cuomo that would shift hundreds of millions of dollars in Medicaid and higher education costs from the state to the city.
- Disagreement over Port Authority reform continues Updated: Jan-14-16 4:02 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - A long-running effort by New Jersey and New York to pass the same legislation to overhaul the powerful bistate agency that controls the region's airports, bridges and tunnels failed to advance on Thursday.
- NY Assembly votes against reforms aimed at corruption Updated: Jan-12-16 5:22 pm
ALBANY, New York - Members of the New York Assembly on Tuesday voted down more than a dozen proposed changes to legislative rules designed to reduce insider politics and corruption just six weeks after the chamber's former leader was convicted of federal crimes.
- Advocates for assisted suicide push for NY law Updated: Jan-12-16 1:19 pm
ALBANY, New York - Advocates of medically assisted suicide want New York lawmakers to pass legislation authorizing terminally ill patients to request drugs to end their lives. But they acknowledge the measure faces significant challenges.
- Cuomo: boost minority-owned business contracts locally Updated: Jan-12-16 3:07 am
ALBANY, New York - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he wants to encourage local governments to award more contracts to businesses owned by minorities and women.
- NY Gov. Cuomo: reward cities, towns for sharing services Updated: Jan-10-16 10:26 am
ALBANY, New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing a $20 million competition among New York's counties, cities and towns to see which ones can find the best ways of sharing services.
- NY business group to lawmakers: cut small business taxes Updated: Jan-10-16 8:18 am
ALBANY, New York - A leading business advocacy organization is calling on New York state lawmakers to cut taxes for small businesses and fight large increases to the minimum wage in 2016.