- NY environmental commissioner Martens resigns Updated: Jul-01-15 4:07 pm
ALBANY, New York - A day after enacting a promised ban on fracking, New York Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joseph Martens has announced that he'll step down this month.
- At last, de Blasio takes off gloves and hits back at Cuomo Updated: Jun-30-15 8:17 pm
NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio, who 18 months ago in his inaugural address pledged to stand "shoulder to shoulder" with his one-time boss and friend of more than two decades Gov. Andrew Cuomo, revised his opinion of him on Tuesday in a highly unusual and extraordinarily personal news conference.
- Trooper had the law on his side when he shot unarmed escapee Updated: Jun-29-15 5:56 pm
NEW YORK - A state trooper had the law on his side when he shot unarmed prison escapee David Sweat, apparently in the back, as the convicted killer ran toward a forest near the Canadian border.
- Cuomo officiates gay couple's wedding, his first Updated: Jun-28-15 1:59 pm
NEW YORK - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday made use of some newly granted powers to officiate at his first wedding, that of a same-sex couple who wed outside a Greenwich Village bar where police harassment of patrons sparked three days of riots in 1969.
- NY legislators score tax breaks, rent controls in overtime Updated: Jun-27-15 10:08 am
ALBANY, New York - As the 2015 legislative session ended in overtime last week, many New York lawmakers claimed at least partial victory for their constituents with rent controls and property tax breaks.
- Celebrations begin in NYC after US same-sex marriage ruling Updated: Jun-27-15 1:49 am
NEW YORK - From pop-up parties to weddings, New Yorkers celebrated the Supreme Court's ruling Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.
- Cuomo doesn't deny criticizing NYC mayor's approach Updated: Jun-25-15 7:59 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo isn't denying he's the unnamed administration official quoted criticizing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's as taking politically oriented and unrealistic positions in Albany.
- Judge Susan Read retiring from New York's highest court Updated: Jun-24-15 12:50 pm
ALBANY, New York - Judge Susan Read plans to retire after more than 12 years on New York's highest court, which hears appeals from lower courts and often makes case law for the state.
- In NY, a special prosecutor for police killings, for now Updated: Jun-24-15 1:56 am
NEW YORK - Amid national debate over holding officers criminally accountable for killings by police, New York is giving such cases special consideration by appointing the attorney general to investigate them, for now.
- 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.
- NY State Fair to have first-ever Pride Day Updated: Jun-21-15 9:41 am
ALBANY, New York - The New York State Fair is getting its first-ever pride day.
- 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 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.
- NY authorities charge Brooklyn landlord in evictions case Updated: Jun-17-15 5:43 pm
NEW YORK - Authorities brought criminal charges Wednesday against a landlord they say drove tenants out of rent-regulated apartments by doing construction and demolition at his building and shutting off the heat.
- NY lawmakers reach agreement on campus sex assault policy Updated: Jun-16-15 3:20 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York state leaders have reached a deal to impose a new campus sexual assault policy on private colleges and universities.
- 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.
- 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.
- Time running out, de Blasio pushes for agenda in Albany Updated: Jun-08-15 9:07 pm
NEW YORK - With time running out on the state legislative session, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio again made a push for his stalled agenda in Albany, declaring that the nation's largest city was on the precipice of a "disaster" due to lawmakers' inaction.
- Lady Gaga joins NY governor's push for campus rape policy Updated: Jun-08-15 3:47 pm
ALBANY, New York - Lady Gaga is teaming up with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to push for a new campus sexual assault policy at all the state's colleges and universities.
- NYC mayor calls on Albany to protect 1M affordable homes Updated: Jun-06-15 5:08 pm
NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio told a Harlem rally Saturday that Albany legislators must vote to protect affordable homes or doom the housing future for 2 million New Yorkers who rely on government protection from landlords.
- The Latest: Updating odds for Belmont Stakes Updated: Jun-06-15 4:30 pm
NEW YORK - American Pharoah will try to win the Triple Crown on Saturday, when he takes on seven rivals in the Belmont Stakes. Here's what's going on at and around the track in the hours leading up to the race, scheduled to start at 6:50 p.m. EDT:
- 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.