- New Jersey Senate passes new Port Authority overhaul bill Updated: Feb-11-16 4:24 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - The New Jersey Senate has passed legislation to overhaul the bistate agency that controls the New York City region's airports, bridges and tunnels, though the measure differs from reforms passed in New York.
- Cuomo: $15 minimum wage would help 2.3 million New Yorkers Updated: Feb-11-16 3:05 am
ALBANY, New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says his plan to phase in a $15-an-hour minimum wage in New York state would benefit 2.3 million workers by increasing their wages by $15.7 billion.
- NY speaker: Proposal to hike taxes on millionaires is fair Updated: Feb-10-16 4:32 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie defended a proposal to raise taxes on millionaires, calling it a fair way to raise needed revenue despite strong opposition from Senate Republicans and a shrug from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
- Top NY lawmakers defend response to Albany's ethics dilemma Updated: Feb-10-16 12:10 pm
ALBANY, New York - More than a month into their legislative session, New York state lawmakers are making little progress in tackling Albany's corruption problem, despite polls that show the public is fed up with the wave of arrests and convictions of Capitol insiders.
- Right-to-die legislation renews debate in Albany Updated: Feb-09-16 4:59 pm
ALBANY, New York - Two Assembly members and other advocates of letting the terminally ill end their lives said Tuesday their proposed law would limit suffering and has safeguards to prevent mistakes and abuse.
- NY Senate Republicans seek greater agricultural research Updated: Feb-09-16 4:30 pm
ALBANY, New York - Republican lawmakers in the New York state Senate say they want to increase spending on agricultural research and do more to support farms.
- NY lawmakers propose tax deferrals to defray childcare costs Updated: Feb-09-16 2:50 pm
ALBANY, New York - Democrats in the New York state Senate say the state should allow families with young children to defer some of their state income taxes to help them cover the cost of childcare.
- Former McAuliffe ally turns against him on gun compromise Updated: Feb-09-16 1:54 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - One of Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's biggest donors and political allies has turned against him with an advertisement campaign condemning him for a deal he struck with GOP leaders on gun policy.
- Former McAuliffe ally turns against him on gun compromise Updated: Feb-09-16 1:39 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - One of Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's biggest donors and political allies has turned against him with an advertisement campaign condemning him for a deal he struck with GOP leaders on gun policy.
- NY lawmakers question shifting CUNY costs from state to NYC Updated: Feb-09-16 3:05 am
ALBANY, New York - Some state lawmakers are questioning Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to shift $485 million of City University of New York costs from the state to New York City.
- Citing huge patient load, NY nurses seek rules on staffing Updated: Feb-08-16 6:37 pm
ALBANY, New York - When the emergency room fills up - whether it's a big accident, flu season or a stroke of misfortune - Brooklyn nurse Rose Green says she can find herself sprinting from room to room, trying to keep ahead of the whims of calamity.
- Higher ed up next on New York lawmakers' budget agenda Updated: Feb-08-16 3:05 am
ALBANY, New York - Higher Education spending is next on the agenda for New York lawmakers as they continue work on the 2016-17 state budget.
- 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.
- 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.