- Ex-NY Speaker balks at reporting income, cites federal probe Updated: Jul-03-15 12:32 pm
ALBANY, New York - Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is declining to report his outside income on a state disclosure form, citing federal charges that he collected nearly $4 million in kickbacks.
- NY legislators approve rent controls, tax rebate Updated: Jun-26-15 12:52 am
ALBANY, New York - New York lawmakers approved legislation Thursday night to continue rent controls in New York City and a statewide property tax cap while providing rebates to homeowners over four years.
- The Latest: NY Assembly votes 122-13 for rent, tax bill Updated: Jun-26-15 12:37 am
ALBANY, New York - The latest in the New York Legislature finishing its session for the year with a broad deal on rent controls, property taxes and education:
- Buffalo approves renaming Squaw Island; name deemed racist Updated: Jun-23-15 7:03 pm
BUFFALO, New York - Squaw Island will be called Unity Island following a unanimous vote by Buffalo city lawmakers Tuesday in response to complaints that the 336-year-old name of the Niagara River parkland is racist and sexist.
- New York leaders reach agreement on rent regs for 2M tenants Updated: Jun-23-15 6:23 pm
ALBANY, New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislative leaders reached broad agreement Tuesday on extending New York City rent controls for more than 2 million tenants and providing $1.3 billion for property tax rebates targeting upstate and Long Island homeowners.
- Arrests, leadership changes mean hard year for lawmakers Updated: Jun-20-15 2:13 pm
ALBANY, New York - For decades, it was the way Albany did business: The governor and the two legislative bosses gathered behind closed doors to hammer out deals affecting millions of New Yorkers.
- NY lawmakers OK tougher rules to protect nail salon workers Updated: Jun-19-15 4:49 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York lawmakers on Friday approved tougher regulation of nail salons, intended to help protect some 40,000 workers - many of them female immigrants - from getting shorted on pay and otherwise mistreated.
- NY lawmakers OK 5-day rent extension so talks can continue Updated: Jun-18-15 11:40 pm
ALBANY, New York - In a bid to buy time, New York lawmakers approved a five-day renewal of New York City's now-expired rent regulations Thursday night so Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top lawmakers can continue negotiating a longer-term extension.
- The latest on NY Legislature: 5-day rent renewal passes Updated: Jun-18-15 11:07 pm
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- Christie, Cuomo back measure to overhaul Port Authority Updated: Jun-18-15 8:10 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - A stalled effort to overhaul the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey received a jolt Thursday when Govs. Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo announced their support for a new measure.
- New York Senate approves mental health tax check-off Updated: Jun-17-15 11:31 am
ALBANY, New York - New York's Senate has followed the Assembly and voted for a new tax check-off intended to help end the stigma around mental illness, which advocates say is common, treatable and too often unaddressed.
- Expired rent laws dominate state lawmakers' push to adjourn Updated: Jun-16-15 5:38 pm
ALBANY, New York - State lawmakers reached agreements Tuesday on a new sexual assault policy for private universities and allowing dogs on restaurant patios as they continued to struggle to strike a deal on the renewal of New York City's expired rent regulations.
- NYC residents express outrage after rent regulations expire Updated: Jun-16-15 2:54 pm
NEW YORK - Lynda Williams woke up Tuesday in her Brooklyn apartment of 34 years wondering about her future there, after the state's decades-old rent regulations expired overnight.
- New York rent regulations for 2 million tenants expire Updated: Jun-16-15 12:08 am
ALBANY, New York - A law affecting rents paid by 2 million New York City tenants expired late Monday as state lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on extending it before a midnight deadline.
- NY mixed martial arts supporters make final push to legalize Updated: Jun-14-15 11:28 am
ALBANY, New York - Supporters of legalizing professional mixed-martial arts bouts in New York state hope to make a final, successful push before state lawmakers adjourn their 2015 session.
- US to judge: Uphold charges against ex-NY assembly speaker Updated: Jun-12-15 7:46 pm
NEW YORK - Prosecutors urged a judge Friday to reject former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's bid to throw out an indictment accusing him of using the powerful legislative post to collect $4 million in kickbacks.
- NY lawmakers urge Cuomo to approve $16M more for hunger Updated: Jun-12-15 3:04 am
ALBANY, New York - A group of more than 30 lawmakers has written to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo seeking $16.5 million in new funds to combat what they say is the state's growing hunger problem.
- NY lawmakers head home without deal on NYC's rent rules Updated: Jun-11-15 4:26 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York lawmakers have headed home for the weekend without reaching a compromise on the extension of New York City's rent regulations.
- NY Senate votes to create 'terrorist registry' Updated: Jun-11-15 10:58 am
ALBANY, New York - The New York Senate has voted to create a "terrorist registry" that would contain the names of anyone convicted of terrorism.
- NY state Assembly backs later claims for medical malpractice Updated: Jun-11-15 7:32 am
ALBANY, New York - New York's state Assembly has passed legislation that would let victims of medical malpractice file claims later than allowed now.
- Cuomo joins police, fire push for better disability benefits Updated: Jun-10-15 6:10 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday rallied behind New York City police and firefighters pushing for increased disability benefits - even as the New York City Council hastily approved a more modest increase proposed by the city's mayor.
- Hundreds rally for NY rent rules as deadline nears Updated: Jun-09-15 5:33 pm
ALBANY, New York - More than 1,000 chanting tenants from New York City filled the hallways of the state Capitol Tuesday to urge lawmakers to renew and strengthen the law governing the city's rent regulations as the deadline for the law's renewal approaches.
- Parents of sick children: speed up NY's medical pot law Updated: Jun-09-15 3:10 am
ALBANY, New York - Parents of sick children are asking New York state lawmakers to allow their children to have emergency access to medical marijuana.
- Loose laws give NY candidates few limits on credit cards Updated: Jun-06-15 1:08 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York state lawmakers and candidates have used campaign donations to pay for car repairs, gasoline, events at polo clubs, criminal defense attorneys and hundreds of thousands of dollars in credit card bills, many of them un-itemized, an Associated Press review of 10 years of campaign finance reports found.