- Top NY lawmakers defend response to Albany's ethics dilemma Updated: Feb-10-16 12:10 pm
ALBANY, New York - More than a month into their legislative session, New York state lawmakers are making little progress in tackling Albany's corruption problem, despite polls that show the public is fed up with the wave of arrests and convictions of Capitol insiders.
- NY lawmakers question shifting CUNY costs from state to NYC Updated: Feb-09-16 3:05 am
ALBANY, New York - Some state lawmakers are questioning Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to shift $485 million of City University of New York costs from the state to New York City.
- Prosecutor visits NY city he called 'cauldron of corruption' Updated: Feb-08-16 6:04 pm
ALBANY, New York - A federal prosecutor behind the convictions of some of the state's most powerful lawmakers on Monday took his anti-corruption fight to the heart of a state government he again criticized for a "rancid culture" of cronyism, venality and insider politics.
- NY gov moves to stop gay 'conversion' therapy for minors Updated: Feb-06-16 1:24 pm
NEW YORK - New York is taking steps to stop therapists from trying to change young people's sexual orientation, joining a number of states that have taken action against what's known as "conversion therapy."
- Small group of NY lawmakers make biggest outside incomes Updated: Feb-06-16 11:04 am
ALBANY, New York - Reform advocates, most voters and Gov. Andrew Cuomo want to help clean up scandal-scarred Albany by prohibiting the state's 213 legislators from making serious money on the side.
- NYC street to be co-named for slain aide to Gov. Cuomo Updated: Feb-05-16 3:36 pm
NEW YORK - A New York city street is being co-named to honor a slain aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
- NYC vets public-info requests for 'sensitivity' Updated: Feb-03-16 1:07 pm
NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio denied he was micromanaging his image last year when his lawyers issued a sweeping mandate to review all public records requests that could "reflect directly on the mayor."
- Editorials from around New York Updated: Feb-03-16 10:59 am
ALBANY, New York - Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers:
- Supporters of aid family leave bill sense window this year Updated: Feb-02-16 10:43 pm
ALBANY, New York - The state Assembly again voted on Tuesday to allow workers to take paid time off to care for a new child or a sick loved one.
- 2nd Democrat joins race for Hudson Valley seat in Congress Updated: Feb-02-16 3:01 am
ALBANY, New York - Another Democrat has entered the race for the Congress from the Hudson Valley for the seat Republican Rep. Chris Gibson says he's going to vacate.
- High stakes in race to replace convicted Long Island senator Updated: Feb-01-16 5:47 pm
ALBANY, New York - With control of the New York Senate possibly up for grabs, Democrats and Republicans promised to aggressively campaign for the Long Island seat vacated when ex-Senate Leader Dean Skelos was convicted of federal corruption charges.
- Poll: NY voters want full-time legislators, no outside pay Updated: Feb-01-16 10:46 am
ALBANY, New York - Most New York voters say it's time for the state's 213 legislators to be considered full-time, with their current $79,500 base salary unchanged and outside earnings prohibited, according to new poll released Monday.
- In Albany, NYC mayor pressed over property tax cap Updated: Jan-26-16 6:12 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio got the full Albany treatment Tuesday as state lawmakers grilled him for five hours over his city's finances and its status as the only local government in the state not subject to a cap on property taxes.
- Massive snowstorm brings flooding to East Coast Updated: Jan-23-16 9:01 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - A massive winter storm that dumped as much as 3 feet of snow on the eastern United States raised flood waters in communities up and down the Atlantic Coast Saturday, closing roads and prompting evacuations.
- Convicted NY lawmakers tapped campaign funds for lawyer fees Updated: Jan-23-16 3:57 pm
ALBANY, New York - The two ex-leaders of New York's Legislature tapped their campaign funds for a combined $3.6 million last year in an unsuccessful attempt to beat federal corruption charges, a practice that some lawmakers are trying to ban.
- Hudson River bridges and tunnels closed by snowstorm Updated: Jan-23-16 2:19 pm
NEW YORK - Hudson River crossings including the George Washington Bridge and the Holland and Lincoln tunnels are closing to non-emergency vehicles as a huge snowstorm slams the region.
- More details of Penn Station overhaul plan emerge Updated: Jan-22-16 3:07 pm
ALBANY, New York - The $3 billion vision for Manhattan's Penn Station includes more light, a new grand entrance, added retail and office space and even a hotel - all part of the plan to transform the cavernous rail hub that Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday called "a blight on the greatest city in the world."
- Despite strong economy, NYC mayor unveils cautious budget Updated: Jan-21-16 6:42 pm
NEW YORK - Despite the city's roaring economy, Mayor Bill de Blasio outlined a cautious budget, one that largely forgoes splashy and expensive new projects and instead focuses on funding previously announced programs that further his administration's stated mission to combat inequality.
- Cuomo picks Republican ex-prosecutor for NY top court Updated: Jan-20-16 4:20 pm
ALBANY, New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo has nominated former U.S. Attorney Michael Garcia to the remaining vacancy on New York's highest court.
- NY officials: Companies interested in Kraft Heinz plant Updated: Jan-19-16 7:02 am
ALBANY, New York - New York officials say several companies are interested in buying a Kraft Heinz plant in the Southern Tier that the company plans to close.
- Celebrities perform speeches at NY church to honor MLK Day Updated: Jan-18-16 8:45 pm
NEW YORK - Comedian Chris Rock and actors Octavia Spencer and Michael B. Jordan joined hundreds of people Monday night at a historic church to pay tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
- New Jersey wants lawsuit from Ebola-quarantined nurse tossed Updated: Jan-15-16 6:18 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Lawyers for Gov. Chris Christie and state health officials asked a judge Friday to throw out a lawsuit from a nurse who was quarantined because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa in 2014.
- New Yorkers blast Cruz's comments on 'New York values' Updated: Jan-15-16 12:01 pm
NEW YORK - New Yorkers are taking Ted Cruz's swipe at what he called "New York values" very personally. In some cases, they are responding about the way you'd expect New Yorkers to react.
- NYC mayor: I'll fight Cuomo's plan to shift costs to city Updated: Jan-14-16 8:35 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed Thursday to fight a proposal from Gov. Andrew Cuomo that would shift hundreds of millions of dollars in Medicaid and higher education costs from the state to the city.
- Disagreement over Port Authority reform continues Updated: Jan-14-16 4:02 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - A long-running effort by New Jersey and New York to pass the same legislation to overhaul the powerful bistate agency that controls the region's airports, bridges and tunnels failed to advance on Thursday.