The democrat says the $1.7 billion bill would also preserve more than 16,000 more jobs in New York.
A U.S. Senate seat is up for grabs in the Nutmeg State and things are starting to heat up.
Republicans helped give the Democrat a near record winning margin in November. But Republican support dropped in favorability, job performance, leadership and whether Albany is changing.
Much like Felix and Oscar of “Odd Couple” fame, Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Democratic state Senate President Stephen Sweeney are learning to live together and breaking some china in the process.
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for new regulations to require banks to clearly and briefly describe checking account fees now buried in applications that can be more than 100 pages long.
Gillibrand reportedly said in an email thanking supporters that she broke the $3 million mark for the federal reporting period ending Thursday.
A federal judge on Wednesday reduced Coniglio’s 30-month sentence to 20 months because an appeals court threw out his convictions on mail fraud. The court faulted the way the case was presented to the jury.
Investigators said State Sen. Carl Kruger helped businesses overcome bureaucratic hurdles in exchange for help with raising campaign money from the private sector.
Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch said the state Senate’s Republican majority was “dishonorable” for putting off the critical redistricting reform they promised in last fall’s election.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is finding the tightrope he walks between being a reforming outsider and the consummate insider is a little tighter these days.
Lieberman said Wednesday that he won’t seek a fifth term.
New York state Sen. Kevin Parker, who was convicted of a misdemeanor in a confrontation with a press photographer, has lost one of his leadership posts but keeps another one worth $9,000.
The 41-year-old Democrat lives in Nutley and is a graduate of the Essex County College Police Academy. He is currently an undersheriff in Essex County.
State Senate President Steve Sweeney will become acting governor on Sunday, when Gov. Chris Christie and his family head to Florida for a Disney World vacation.
Cohen trails Democrat Sen. Suzi Oppenheimer in the Westchester County contest that has been too close to call since the Nov. 2 election.