Gov. Chris Christie (Credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Gov. Christie Uses Veto Pen On 3 Bills

Christie has been urging the Democratic-controlled Legislature to reform civil service laws to help municipalities stay under the new 2-percent cap on annual property tax increases.


Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at his inauguration - Albany, NY - Jan 1, 2011 - Photo: Nathaniel Brooks-Pool/Getty Images

Analysis: Cuomo Expected To Threaten Layoffs

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s firm yet vague threat to lay off thousands of state workers as part of the budget he’ll present Tuesday has employees and their families shaking.


N.J. Gov. Chris Christie

NJ Democrats Advance Toll Hike Rollback

The Senate Transportation Committee on Thursday voted 3-2 to cancel toll hikes on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway that begin next year.


Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Gov. Cuomo Says Closed Meeting With Legislature Worked

The Democrat met with legislative leaders in the governor’s mansion on the first day of the first full week of the legislative session.


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Legislature Plans Changes To Cuomo’s Tax Cap Idea

New York’s Legislature has started reshaping some of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s key proposals.


Marijuana (credit: CBS 2)

Gov. Christie Makes Deal On Medical Marijuana Regulation

The compromise might be enough to short-circuit an effort in the Legislature to throw out medical marijuana regulations proposed by Christie’s administration.


New York State Senate (credit: CBS 2)

Paterson Sets Special Session Agenda For NY Legislature

Agenda items include renaming the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel for Gov. Hugh L. Carey, a Democrat credited with bringing New York City from the edge of bankruptcy in the 1970s.


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NJ Assembly Asks For Medical Marijuana Rule Change

New Jersey’s General Assembly has called on the Christie administration to relax its strict proposal to regulate medical marijuana.


New York Senate (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Paterson To Call For Special Session

The Senate has a 32-30 Democratic majority. The pending results could change that balance of power.


Dan Malloy (Credit: Getty Images)

Democratic Governor To Change Hartford Dynamic

State lawmakers are predicting a dramatic change at Connecticut’s Capitol when Dan Malloy takes office in January.


New York State Senate (credit: CBS 2)

NY Senate, Assembly Face Rare Election Uncertainty

The flow of $200,000 of campaign cash last week alone to Democratic Senate leader John Sampson shows the quiet effort to maintain the Democrats’ one-vote majority in that chamber.


New York Senate (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

What Does the New York State Budget Mean For You?

Even as lawmakers settled on a state spending plan Tuesday night, the budget along with more taxes and fees could drastically change the way the average New Yorker lives.

CBS 2–08/04/2010

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Gov. Paterson Still Pushing For Property Tax Cap

A day after the Legislature passed one of the latest state budgets in New York history, Gov. David Paterson says he’ll still push lawmakers for his property tax cap.

1010 WINS–08/04/2010

New York Senate

Finally: 4 Months Later NYS Budget Passed

New York State finally has a budget. At four months overdue, it’s one of the latest budgets ever. The state Senate voted Tuesday night to approve the $136 billion spending plan.

1010 WINS–08/04/2010

Paterson Has vetoed 23 bills from the State Legislature. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Governor Paterson Vetoes 23 Policy Bills from Legislature

Gov. Paterson has vetoed 23 policy bills from the Legislature, including a pension sweetener for prison guards. Another vetoed bill would have slapped a tooth decay warning label on “sippy cups.”

WCBS 880–08/02/2010