- NY lawmakers consider limit on opioid drug prescriptions Updated: May-29-16 11:52 am
ALBANY, New York - New York lawmakers are considering legislation to limit the amount of prescription opioid drugs patients can get after an initial visit to the doctor's office, part of an effort to reduce the amount of pills that accumulate in medicine cabinets and help fuel a statewide addiction crisis.
- NY authorities raid office of lobbyist tied to Cuomo, SUNY Updated: May-26-16 8:54 pm
ALBANY, New York - The New York attorney general's office on Thursday raided an office on SUNY Polytechnic Institute's Albany campus formerly used by Todd Howe, a lobbyist with deep connections to Gov. Andrew Cuomo who also is under scrutiny by federal authorities.
- Former Cuomo counsel to serve as Port Authority vice chair Updated: May-26-16 2:56 pm
NEW YORK - A former member of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's staff will take over as the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's vice chairman, the highest New York-appointed position on the powerful bistate agency.
- NY board OKs $485M for Buffalo solar plant amid questions Updated: May-25-16 4:07 pm
ALBANY, New York - A state oversight board controlled by the Legislature and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has authorized spending $485 million to complete a solar panel production plant, the centerpiece of Cuomo's "Buffalo Billion" economic development program.
- Vermont bans anti-gay therapy Updated: May-25-16 3:47 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont is banning the use of what's called "conversion therapy," a practice aimed at changing young people's sexual orientation or gender identity.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Gov. Cuomo to form task force to study ticket scalping Updated: May-17-16 1:52 am
ALBANY, New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York state law on ticket scalping doesn't do enough to protect consumers from unfairly high prices.
- New York City street co-named for slain aide to Gov. Cuomo Updated: May-16-16 3:38 am
NEW YORK - A New York City street has been co-named in honor of an aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo who police say was fatally shot last fall in the crossfire between two gangs, hours before the city's West Indian Day parade.
- Probe of aides threatens to taint NY gov's marquee programs Updated: May-15-16 10:48 am
ALBANY, New York - A federal investigation of two former top aides to Gov. Andrew Cuomo is threatening to taint the Democratic leader's signature economic development efforts even as it adds to Albany's reputation for insider dealing.
- IndyCar returning to Watkins Glen, replaces Boston race Updated: May-13-16 4:38 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - IndyCar officials found a popular replacement for its canceled race in Boston, announcing Friday it would return to Watkins Glen International in New York for Labor Day weekend.
- Republicans to Gov. Cuomo: Don't let NY farmworkers unionize Updated: May-13-16 3:03 pm
ALBANY, New York - Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's decision not to defend a state law prohibiting farmworkers from unionizing could devastate New York's agricultural industry, Republican lawmakers said Friday.
- Ex-NY Senate leader gets 5 years in prison for corruption Updated: May-12-16 5:18 pm
NEW YORK - A once-powerful New York politician convicted of using his position as Senate majority leader to help his son extort hundreds of thousands of dollars was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison after each asked for mercy for the other.
- The Latest: Skelos' nephew accused of assault outside court Updated: May-12-16 5:09 pm
NEW YORK - The Latest on the sentencing of former Senate leader Dean Skelos and his son (all times local):
- Lawsuit: NY farmworkers must be allowed to organize Updated: May-10-16 5:02 pm
ALBANY, New York - The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging a state law that forbids agricultural workers from organizing on behalf of a dairy farm worker who said he was fired after meeting with co-workers to discuss their working conditions.
- NYC mayor scrutinized over donations from businesses Updated: May-10-16 3:37 pm
NEW YORK - During his campaign to become New York City's mayor, Bill de Blasio held himself out as a champion of the average New Yorker who would diminish the clout of big business interests at City Hall.
- Cuomo names task force to address ongoing heroin problem Updated: May-10-16 12:51 pm
ALBANY, New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo has appointed a task force aimed at ending what he called a crisis of heroin and opioid addiction continuing to plague families and communities in New York.
- NY Senate panel briefly considers closing campaign loophole Updated: May-09-16 5:29 pm
ALBANY, New York - The New York Senate Elections Committee on Monday briefly considered legislation to close a campaign finance loophole for limited liability companies, with its Republicans sending it to another committee without talking about it.
- NY approves new virtual currency exchange Updated: May-05-16 5:32 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York state has approved regulations allowing a new virtual currency called Ether.
- The Latest: Gov. on ex-speaker's sentence: 'Justice served' Updated: May-03-16 6:07 pm
NEW YORK - The Latest on former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's sentencing in a $5 million corruption case (all times local):
- Republican Rep. Gibson will not run for NY governor in 2018 Updated: May-02-16 3:09 pm
ALBANY, New York - Republican Rep. Chris Gibson said Monday he will not run for New York governor in 2018, abruptly ending months of public flirtation with the prospect of seeking the office.
- Next up in NY Legislature: Uber, ethics and NYC schools Updated: May-01-16 1:51 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York lawmakers will return to Albany on Tuesday to begin the final weeks of their work for 2016, confronting a to-do list that includes a possible upstate expansion for Uber, a decision on control of public schools in New York City and the challenge of addressing Albany's perennial corruption problem.
- Probe of NYC mayor casts harsh light on lax campaign laws Updated: Apr-30-16 12:22 pm
ALBANY, New York - A probe swirling around New York City's mayor has cast a harsh light on some of the nation's most lax campaign finance laws, with contribution limits so easy to get around that even government watchdogs acknowledge a ring of truth to the familiar excuse: Hey, everybody's doing it.
- Prosecutors eye Cuomo's upstate economic development program Updated: Apr-29-16 7:00 pm
ALBANY, New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that his administration retained a former criminal prosecutor to review his upstate economic development initiatives after learning federal investigators are examining potential conflicts of interest and improper bidding related to the programs.