Lawmakers Calling For Tougher Penalties To Combat Sales Of Synthetic MarijuanaLawmakers in New York are calling for tougher penalties for people who are caught selling synthetic marijuana.
NY Lawmakers Target Loophole Allowing Sex Offenders To Live Near Pre-K ProgramsKlein said some pre-K programs are located in stand-alone facilities. He is sponsoring a bill to cover those in the existing law, WCBS 880's Monica Miller reported.
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.
Gov. Cuomo, New York Officials To Visit Israel TuesdayCuomo, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate co-leaders Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein will travel to Israel on Tuesday for a two-day visit.
Breakaway Democrats Might Dissolve Coalition With NY Senate RepublicansSenate Co-Leader Jeff Klein said Wednesday that his four-member Independent Democratic Conference will work to form a new coalition with traditional Democrats in the Senate.
New NY Law Would Require Underage Party Bus Passengers To Have Adult ChaperoneNew legislation could put the brakes on underage drinking on party buses in New York. The law would require large groups of underage bus passengers to be accompanied by at least one adult chaperone.
Charter School Supporters Praise Tentative Deal, But NY Budget Still UnresolvedSources tell CBS 2 that part of the budget includes a tentative deal between Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo over charter schools in New York City.
Dream Act Fails In New York SenateThe 30-29 vote was short of the 32 votes needed to pass, a rare defeat for a bill on the floor of the Senate.
Report: 'Shocking' Conditions In N.Y. Day Care CentersState inspections found children isolated in closets, subjected to corporal punishment and humiliated in New York day care centers that saw little state oversight and enforcement, according to a report released by the state Senate's Independent Democratic Conference.
New York State Officials Urge Passage Of Foreclosure Protection MeasuresOne measure would require banks to negotiate a settlement with homeowners in foreclosure limbo. The other would impose criminal penalties for those committing fraudulent foreclosure practices.
Report: Conditions At Some City Day Care Centers Could Put Your Child At RiskCommon violations included failure to properly screen workers for criminal records, not keeping areas clean, and not maintaining window guards.
NY Senate Democrats Get ChairmanshipsThe New York Senate's new Republican majority has given committee chairmanships to three Democrats who split earlier from their party's main caucus.