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Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday, Sept. 19. (Credit: CBS 2)

Cuomo: Police, National Guard Patrols Stepped Up In NYC Area Amid Heightened Terror Threat

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced that National Guard troops and additional police officers at mass transit points and other sites in the New York City area – amid an increased threat of terrorist activity.

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Gov. Cuomo, Top State Legislators Head To Israel For ‘Unity Mission’

Cuomo says with Israel under increasing threat and antisemitic incidents on the rise, the time is now to make the state’s commitment clear.

08/12/2014

More than two dozen New York elected officials rally at City Hall in support of Israel. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

NY Elected Officials Hold Rally For Israel As Pro-Palestinian Protesters Stage Counter-Demonstration

More than two dozen New York elected officials have been rallying at City Hall in support of Israel. Nearly 100 pro-Palestinian protesters staged a counter-demonstration outside the City Hall gates.

07/14/2014

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

Women’s Equality Bills Reintroduced In N.Y. Senate After Failure Last Year

A series of bills dubbed the Women’s Equality Act were reintroduced Tuesday in the New York State Senate, after the package was derailed last year over a contentious late-term abortion proposal.

05/20/2014

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Fast Food Workers Rally In Albany In Favor Of Higher Minimum Wage

Fast food workers from around New York state rallied at the Statehouse in Albany Tuesday, demanding a higher minimum wage and calling for the passage of legislation that would let cities and towns set their own wage rules.

05/20/2014

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

Lawmakers Hammering Out Deal On Pre-K Funding For N.Y. State Budget

New York state legislative leaders said Wednesday they were closing in on a deal to fund pre-kindergarten, and discussing a delay to Common Core academic standards as they tried to finalize budget bills this week.

03/26/2014

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Cuomo, Lawmakers Negotiate On Pre-K, Property Tax Relief For State Budget

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders negotiated over property tax relief, charter schools and prekindergarten funding Monday – with a budget deadline looming in a week.

03/24/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Bill de Blasio (Credit: Governor's Office; (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Sources: Cuomo Could Overrule de Blasio In Charter School Battle

Mayor Bill de Blasio is being pressured by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to settle his fight with charter school operators. According to sources, if he doesn’t the governor is threatening to settle the issue himself.

03/21/2014

Bill de Blasio Universal Pre-K press conference Jan. 6, 2014 (Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

De Blasio Heads To Albany, Mounts Charm Offensive Against Legislature

A week on the job and Mayor Bill de Blasio took his bully pulpit to the state capital on Wednesday to show that as far as the Legislature is concerned, he is the anti-Mike Bloomberg.

01/08/2014

New York State Capitol in Albany (file / credit: Steve Scott / WCBS 880)

Harassment Allegations Against Assemblyman Cause Political Ripple

A Brooklyn City Council candidate has called for an investigation into New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan), after another scandal involving his opponent was discovered.

07/24/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, LIPA Crews (credit: CBS 2)

Legislators Tentatively Back Cuomo’s Plan To Do Away With LIPA

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo received tentative support from legislative leaders Monday for his plan to finally sideline the Long Island Power Authority, which has been criticized for high rates and questionable response in disasters — most infamously including Superstorm Sandy.

05/13/2013

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Cuomo Opposes Ending Tax Break For Madison Square Garden

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) said Tuesday they will not be ending a tax break enjoyed for three decades by Madison Square Garden.

04/16/2013

New York State Capitol in Albany (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

N.Y. State Assembly Votes To Increase Minimum Wage

The New York State Assembly approved a bill Tuesday night that would increase the minimum wage to $9 hour and provide for automatic further increases tied to inflation.

03/05/2013

Illegal Guns from a bust in New York City (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

N.Y. Assembly Speaker Silver: ‘We Are Going To Ban Assault Weapons’

The New York State Legislature was poised Tuesday to pass the first gun control measure following the Newtown school massacre. This as the vice president was set to unveil federal proposals to end gun violence later in the day.

01/14/2013

The NYPD says these four are wanted for questioning in the shooting death of Raphael Ward. (credit: NYPD)

Police Release Video Of ‘Persons Of Interest’ In Killing Of 16-Year-Old On Lower East Side

Investigators believe Raphael Ward was shot after refusing to hand over his trendy winter coat, according to published reports.

01/07/2013

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