- NY state Assembly votes to strengthen NYC rent control rules Updated: May-19-15 7:43 pm
ALBANY, New York - The New York state Assembly voted on Tuesday to extend and strengthen New York City's rent stabilization rules - establishing a negotiating position for the looming debate about whether to modify the longstanding regulations when they come up for renewal next month.
- 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.
- New York Senate leader Skelos quits top post after arrest Updated: May-11-15 6:52 pm
ALBANY, New York - Dean Skelos stepped down as leader of the New York Senate on Monday in the wake of federal corruption charges and was quickly replaced by another Long Island Republican, Sen. John Flanagan.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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 Senate votes to create technology innovation office Updated: Apr-24-15 3:04 am
ALBANY, New York - New York state would create a new agency to test out computers and information technology under a bill endorsed by the state Senate.
- NY lawmakers examine subprime auto loans Updated: Apr-23-15 6:08 pm
ALBANY, New York - More Americans are using subprime loans to buy cars - a potentially risky move for consumers that has lawmakers in New York state calling for tighter regulations and warning of potential economic fallout.
- Catholic Church fights push to allow more abuse claims in NY Updated: Apr-23-15 5:16 pm
ALBANY, New York - The Roman Catholic Church is opposing efforts in New York to allow sex abuse accusers to file lawsuits after the statute of limitations has expired, warning of dire financial consequences if the state allows plaintiffs to sue decades after the purported abuse occurred.