- NYC mayor urges Albany to act on rent rules, schools Updated: May-27-15 8:57 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday urged Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers to strengthen his city's rent regulations and modify a real estate tax break to require more affordable housing, saying there is no excuse for inaction on issues affecting millions of city residents.
- NY attorney general to submit broad ethics reforms bill Updated: May-27-15 12:17 am
ALBANY, New York - New York's attorney general soon plans to submit broad and detailed legislation aimed at ending public corruption in Albany, which he said lawmakers need to enact during a year when their leaders were both arrested on federal charges.
- GOP lawmaker: NY lawmakers must act on ethics Updated: May-25-15 8:34 am
ALBANY, New York - The leader of the Republican minority in New York's state Assembly says legislators must pass ethics reforms before adjourning next month.
- New York lawmakers may aim for status quo in housing debates Updated: May-23-15 1:37 pm
ALBANY, New York - With Albany still reeling from corruption scandals and time running out on the legislative session, it's looking less likely state lawmakers will overhaul New York City's longstanding rent regulations or a tax break for real estate developers.
- Capitol scandals raise tough questions for New York governor Updated: May-16-15 2:17 pm
ALBANY, New York - They were Albany's most powerful men: the governor, the Senate leader and the Assembly speaker. Together, they negotiated billion-dollar budgets and decided which bills passed and which ones didn't.
- New NY Senate leader meets with Gov. Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Updated: May-13-15 2:46 pm
ALBANY, New York - The top three officials of New York state government have gathered behind closed doors for the first time since the Senate picked a new leader.
- 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.
- Corruption cases target NYC real estate money, state leaders Updated: May-09-15 2:26 pm
ALBANY, New York - Albany's latest corruption cases focus on New York City real estate interests seeking tax breaks from politicians, in particular an exemption worth about $1 billion a year that legislators and the governor must now decide whether to extend.
- Many Long Island voters express cautious support for Skelos Updated: May-08-15 2:38 am
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, New York - New York Senate leader Dean Skelos may be fighting for his political life in the wake of public corruption charges, but many folks back in his Long Island hometown are more than willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.
- 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.