- Governor, lawmakers react to ex-Assembly speaker's sentence Updated: May-04-16 12:52 am
NEW YORK - Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's 12-year prison sentence in a $5 million corruption case sends a message that officials who abuse the public's trust will be held accountable, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said shortly after the sentencing.
- As once-mighty politician gets prison, Albany moves on Updated: May-03-16 6:44 pm
ALBANY, New York - As former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was being sentenced to 12 years in prison for corruption, many of the politicians he once served with were passing legislation to outlaw commercial bass fishing in the Hudson River.
- The Latest: Gov. on ex-speaker's sentence: 'Justice served' Updated: May-03-16 6:07 pm
NEW YORK - The Latest on former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's sentencing in a $5 million corruption case (all times local):
- NY governor defends former aide under federal investigation Updated: May-03-16 12:21 am
NEW YORK - Gov. Andrew Cuomo is defending a former aide and campaign manager who is under federal investigation.
- Republican Rep. Gibson will not run for NY governor in 2018 Updated: May-02-16 3:09 pm
ALBANY, New York - Republican Rep. Chris Gibson said Monday he will not run for New York governor in 2018, abruptly ending months of public flirtation with the prospect of seeking the office.
- NY governor gives AG power to probe officer's fatal shooting Updated: May-01-16 11:12 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York's attorney general has gotten the go ahead to probe whether local law enforcers broke the law investigating a fatal shooting by a police officer.
- Next up in NY Legislature: Uber, ethics and NYC schools Updated: May-01-16 1:51 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York lawmakers will return to Albany on Tuesday to begin the final weeks of their work for 2016, confronting a to-do list that includes a possible upstate expansion for Uber, a decision on control of public schools in New York City and the challenge of addressing Albany's perennial corruption problem.
- Probe of NYC mayor casts harsh light on lax campaign laws Updated: Apr-30-16 12:22 pm
ALBANY, New York - A probe swirling around New York City's mayor has cast a harsh light on some of the nation's most lax campaign finance laws, with contribution limits so easy to get around that even government watchdogs acknowledge a ring of truth to the familiar excuse: Hey, everybody's doing it.
- Prosecutors eye Cuomo's upstate economic development program Updated: Apr-29-16 7:00 pm
ALBANY, New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that his administration retained a former criminal prosecutor to review his upstate economic development initiatives after learning federal investigators are examining potential conflicts of interest and improper bidding related to the programs.
- NYC mayor says corruption probe won't affect re-election bid Updated: Apr-29-16 12:32 pm
NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says a widening corruption probe won't have an impact on his decision to run for re-election.
- Cuomo creates panel to find next State Police superintendent Updated: Apr-28-16 2:50 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York is looking for a new leader for the state police.
- Lawmakers call on Christie to back Port Authority bill Updated: Apr-27-16 6:00 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Democratic lawmakers from New Jersey and New York are calling on Republican Gov. Chris Christie to sign a measure overhauling the powerful bistate agency that oversees the regions airports, bridges and tunnels.
- Career education making a comeback in US high schools Updated: Apr-27-16 4:20 am
ANTIOCH, California - There was an emergency in Room 14. Three girls injured, one with a broken thighbone and maybe something more serious. Snapping on sterile gloves and kneeling before the worst-off patient, two 17-year-olds went to work.
- Christie says New York joins New Jersey drug monitor program Updated: Apr-26-16 2:37 pm
ENGLEWOOD, New Jersey - Calling it the most important expansion yet of a prescription drug monitoring program, Gov. Chris Christie announced on Tuesday that New Jersey and New York will share records on the sales of dangerous drugs.
- Newest judge sworn in at New York's highest court Updated: Apr-25-16 3:40 pm
ALBANY, New York - Nearly three months after he began hearing cases in a borrowed robe, Michael Garcia was ceremonially sworn in Monday as the newest judge at the New York's Court of Appeals.
- Former Syracuse star Pearl Washington dies at 52 Updated: Apr-21-16 2:22 am
SYRACUSE, New York - There was a gleam that shone through the sorrowful tears in Jim Boeheim's eyes as he recalled the first time he saw Pearl Washington play.
- Cuomo vows to support organized labor in NY Updated: Apr-19-16 5:34 pm
ALBANY, New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that he believes in the labor movement, telling union construction workers he won't sign legislation in New York that's not fair to organized labor.
- NY Gov. Cuomo releases tax returns, reports $196K in income Updated: Apr-15-16 4:03 pm
ALBANY, New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo has reported earning $196,000 on his federal tax return for tax year 2015, a sharp reduction from the previous year when his memoir boosted his income.
- New York becomes last state to remove ban on pro MMA fights Updated: Apr-14-16 5:45 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York ended its ban on professional mixed martial arts - the last hold-out in the nation - opening the cages for major fights in its big venues and lower-level scraps across the state.
- Long Island Senate race holds wider implications for Albany Updated: Apr-10-16 10:53 am
ALBANY, New York - Voters on Long island will soon pick a replacement for a convicted former top lawmaker in a contest that could help give Democrats complete control over New York state government.
- Building project at Peace Bridge should decrease congestion Updated: Apr-09-16 1:32 am
BUFFALO, New York - Another step toward reducing traffic congestion at the international Peace Bridge has been completed with the renovation of the U.S. Customs commercial building.
- New Jersey lawmakers send Port Authority reform to Christie Updated: Apr-07-16 6:11 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey lawmakers sent a bill to Gov. Chris Christie's desk to overhaul the bistate agency that controls the New York City region's airports, bridges and tunnels, though the measure is different from one passed in New York.
- Cruz's 'New York values' jab comes back to haunt him Updated: Apr-07-16 4:41 pm
NEW YORK - Ted Cruz's attempt to upset native son Donald Trump in the Empire State primary has so far turned on three words: "New York values."
- Candidates come home as, in a rarity, NY primary matters Updated: Apr-06-16 3:22 am
NEW YORK - The year's biggest, wildest show is finally coming to Broadway.
- The Latest: Legal experts say new law violates 1st Amendment Updated: Apr-05-16 8:06 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Latest on Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signing a bill law that allows religious groups and some private employers to refuse service to gay couples based on religious beliefs (all times local):