- 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.
- Cuomo names ex-deputy to Port Authority board Updated: May-23-15 9:04 am
ALBANY, New York - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a named his former top deputy to the board of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
- New York Gov. Cuomo's office ends email auto delete policy Updated: May-22-15 4:29 pm
ALBANY, New York - Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration on Friday ended its practice of automatically deleting emails after 90 days following criticism that it was an affront to open government.
- Critics bash Louisiana governor on 'religious freedom' order Updated: May-21-15 5:28 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - "Arrogant" and "cynical" - that's what Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal called President Barack Obama last fall after the president issued an executive order addressing the hot-button social issue of illegal immigration.
- NYC mayor picks Karen Hinton as his new press secretary Updated: May-21-15 4:04 pm
NEW YORK - After a three-month search, Mayor Bill de Blasio has hired a new press secretary - and she has ties to his frequent political rival, Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
- NY cuts red tape in pesticide regulations for farmers Updated: May-20-15 12:50 pm
ALBANY, New York - The Cuomo administration is cutting some red tape to make it easier for farmers to comply with pesticide regulations.
- TV food star Sandra Lee has cancer surgery in NYC Updated: May-19-15 2:40 pm
ALBANY, New York - Food Network television star Sandra Lee is recovering from breast cancer surgery.
- NY Assembly votes to extend NYC's local control of schools Updated: May-19-15 12:05 am
ALBANY, New York - Mayor Bill de Blasio's control of New York City's public schools would be renewed for another three years under legislation approved Monday by the state Assembly.
- 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.
- State restores funding to 16 NYC homeless shelters Updated: May-15-15 5:43 pm
NEW YORK - New York State is reversing course and is no longer withholding funding for 16 New York City homeless shelters.
- Effort to crack down on abuses at NYC nail salons announced Updated: May-15-15 4:29 pm
NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is launching an effort to crack down on abuses and health risks at nail salons.
- New York City Council minority leader to resign Updated: May-15-15 12:29 pm
NEW YORK - The minority leader of the New York City Council will be resigning his post.
- NY board plans hearings on raising fast food minimum wages Updated: May-15-15 3:04 am
ALBANY, New York - A state board established to examine raising the minimum wage for workers in fast-food restaurants plans hearings across the state in June.
- Cuomo sides with NYC police, fire unions on disability pay Updated: May-14-15 11:28 pm
NEW YORK - Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday he stands behind police and fire unions in a fight to increase the benefits city uniformed workers will receive if they're seriously injured on the job.
- Obama to award posthumous Medal of Honor for black WWI hero Updated: May-14-15 10:47 pm
ALBANY, New York - President Barack Obama will award a posthumous Medal of Honor for a black World War I hero from New York next month.
- TV food star Sandra Lee says cancer surgery postponed Updated: May-13-15 3:52 pm
ALBANY, New York - Food Network television star Sandra Lee says her surgery for breast cancer has been postponed until next week because of an upper respiratory infection.
- 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 commission seeking names for state's next top judge Updated: May-13-15 3:07 am
ALBANY, New York - New York's Commission on Judicial Nomination is requesting recommendations and applications for the state's next top judge, who presides at the Court of Appeals and oversees the state judicial system and its administrators.
- Berra celebrates 90th with return of rings, trophies Updated: May-12-15 5:44 pm
LITTLE FALLS, New Jersey - As Yogi Berra might say, when you turn 90 you should celebrate it right the first time.
- NY Gov. Cuomo calls for $150M education tax credit plan Updated: May-12-15 5:28 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing tax credits of up to $500 for low-income families who enroll their children in private schools.
- 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.
- At New York officer's funeral, police reflect on tough time Updated: May-08-15 3:46 pm
SEAFORD, New York - Thousands of police from around the country spilled out of a church into the streets surrounding a slain New York City officer's funeral on Friday, calling for respect and understanding at a time when law enforcement is being deeply scrutinized.
- 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.
- Wake held for NYPD officer shot in the head while on duty Updated: May-08-15 1:38 am
BETHPAGE, New York - Blue ribbons were tied to utility poles and trees in this Long Island neighborhood on Thursday as thousands of officers began saying goodbye at a wake for a New York City police officer slain on patrol.
- 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.