- Top NY lawmaker clings to power after corruption charges Updated: May-05-15 3:46 pm
ALBANY, New York - The leader of the New York state Senate is holding onto power following corruption charges even as some fellow Republicans say he should step down as leader to avoid a political distraction.
- City in New York must upgrade sewer system after large spill Updated: May-05-15 12:19 pm
AMSTERDAM, New York - The city of Amsterdam in upstate New York must upgrade its aging sewer system after a large municipal spill that went unreported dumped millions of gallons of untreated sewage into the Mohawk River in 2013.
- Suburban Syracuse village hopes to keep swan eggs Updated: May-05-15 3:04 am
MANLIUS, New York - Two years after a man was sentenced to weekends in jail for smashing swan eggs in a suburban Syracuse park, new state rules may force the village that owns the swans to destroy the latest clutch of eggs.
- NYC boosts transportation funding, but agency now wants more Updated: May-04-15 9:25 pm
NEW YORK - The city will announce this week it's bolstering its capital contribution to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority - but, mere days before that increase is unveiled, the MTA is asking for more.
- Legislative panel probing closures on hold for now Updated: May-04-15 7:04 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - The New Jersey legislative committee looking into the George Washington Bridge scandal will continue its holding pattern - for now.
- Special election in New York City for Grimm, Assembly seats Updated: May-04-15 4:13 pm
NEW YORK - Voters in Staten Island and certain sections of Brooklyn are getting another chance to make their political preferences known as a special election is held Tuesday to fill a vacancy in the state Assembly and another in Congress after a Republican's tax evasion conviction.
- NY state police defend shackling 5-year-old student Updated: May-02-15 4:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA, New York - New York state police are defending the actions of two troopers who placed a 5-year-old special needs student in handcuffs and shackled his feet while bringing him to a hospital for a mental evaluation.
- NY settles wage case with fast-food chicken franchisee Updated: May-01-15 3:05 am
ALBANY, New York - New York's attorney general has announced a settlement for $375,000 with the operator of 13 Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants in New York City.
- Pro-Israel group asks judge to override New York bus ad ban Updated: Apr-30-15 5:00 pm
NEW YORK - Lawyers for a pro-Israel organization whose advertisement containing the phrase "Hamas Killing Jews" prompted a transportation agency to reject all political ads for city buses asked a judge on Thursday to order their message be displayed anyway.
- New York to release some test data July 1 Updated: Apr-30-15 3:17 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York education officials say they'll release some results of the statewide English and math exams earlier than usual, on July 1.
- Bill to require warning label on sugary sodas advances in NY Updated: Apr-30-15 11:16 am
ALBANY, New York - A proposal to make beverage companies place a health label on sugary drinks is advancing in the New York state Assembly.
- NY Assembly votes to ban conversion therapy for minors Updated: Apr-30-15 3:07 am
ALBANY, New York - Lawmakers in the New York state Assembly have voted again to prohibit a psychological treatment designed to change or alter the sexual orientation of a minor.
- NY lawmakers to examine state's heroin problem Updated: Apr-30-15 3:05 am
ALBANY, New York - New York state lawmakers are taking a look at what can be done to address the state's heroin and opioid addiction crisis.
- New Jersey lawmakers plan new Port Authority overhaul Updated: Apr-29-15 4:10 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - A new bill to overhaul the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey could be coming soon, New Jersey lawmakers said Wednesday, the latest development after the failed March effort to override Gov. Chris Christie's veto of a bill passed unanimously in both states' legislatures.
- Pipeline refiles water permit application to NY regulators Updated: Apr-29-15 4:08 pm
ALBANY, New York - New Yorkers have an extra two weeks to comment on the proposed 124-mile Constitution Pipeline after the severe winter delayed the state's field review of potential effects to wetlands and streams along the project's planned route through four counties.
- AG: NYC charity used funds to enrich its president Updated: Apr-29-15 9:35 am
NEW YORK - Authorities say a New York City charity that serves underprivileged children misused funds to enrich its president.
- Patients want faster access to NY medical marijuana Updated: Apr-28-15 5:00 pm
ALBANY, New York - With New York's medical marijuana program not planned to start until next year, parents of children with debilitating neurological conditions on Tuesday urged Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers to make the drug available now for those with the greatest need.
- Ben & Jerry's founder backs push for GMO labels in NY Updated: Apr-28-15 2:52 pm
ALBANY, New York - One half of the duo that created Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream is working to pass legislation in New York to require the labeling of foods with ingredients from genetically modified plants.
- November trial date set for indicted ex-NY Assembly speaker Updated: Apr-28-15 11:41 am
NEW YORK - A November trial date was set Tuesday for the corruption case against former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who after pleading not guilty insisted that he will vindicated.
- NY transit officials: Budget gap could cause 15 percent hike Updated: Apr-27-15 6:03 pm
NEW YORK - New Yorkers could face a 15 percent fare and toll increase if the state legislature doesn't fund the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's $15 billion budget hole, a transit official said Monday.
- Bill to close NY campaign finance loophole clears committee Updated: Apr-27-15 5:44 pm
ALBANY, New York - The New York Senate Elections Committee advanced legislation Monday to close the campaign finance loophole for limited liability companies, but the bill's Democratic sponsor said it's still unclear whether the chamber's Republican majority is trying to quietly shelve it.
- NY Senate shelves plan to allow local minimum wage increases Updated: Apr-27-15 5:14 pm
ALBANY, New York - A proposal to let cities in New York state set their own minimum wages was shelved by lawmakers in the state Senate on Monday - dealing a setback to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and others who want the state to relinquish its total control of the wage.
- NY troopers seek info on fatal crash blamed on alcohol Updated: Apr-26-15 11:16 am
MAINE, New York - State police are seeking information from the public as they investigate a one-car crash north of Binghamton that killed a 27-year-old man.
- New York begins effort to help startups navigate regulations Updated: Apr-24-15 6:22 pm
NEW YORK - Technology startups and New York authorities will get each other's input on dealing with regulations under an initiative the state attorney general and New York City's chief lawyer announced Friday.
- Connecticut governor says MTA has 'more respectful attitude' Updated: Apr-24-15 4:58 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he believes the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has a "more respectful attitude" toward the state in the wake of various crises involving the commuter rail network's Metro-North Railroad.