Albany OKs Early Sunday Alcohol Sales, Plan To Fight HeroinThe Senate and Assembly wrapped up their work after passing scores of bills and coming to a final agreement on a one-year extension of the policy giving Mayor Bill de Blasio control over New York City schools.
Cuomo Takes Hardline Stance: Ethics Overhaul Agreed To Or No New BudgetThe audience at New York Law School probbaly didnt know it, but Gov. Cuomo drove from Albany in a snowstorm on Monday to lay down the law to Albany lawmakers -- ethics reform ... or else.
NY Lawmakers Will Consider Increased Taxes On Certain ItemsNew York's Legislature will consider taxes at its next public hearing on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed budget.
Poll: New Yorkers Want Property Tax CapA poll said the New York Legislature's top priority heading into the final weeks of the 2011 session should be passing a property tax cap. The Siena College poll said the next priorities should be an ethics reform law followed by extending rent control laws in New York City.
Source: NY Legislature Won't Address $315M DeficitA senior official with the Senate's Democratic majority says the Legislature won't act on Gov. Paterson's plan to reduce the deficit, the main purpose of Monday's special session.
New York Legislature Due Back For Possible Budget VoteThe budget battle continues in New York as the state Legislature gets ready to return to session Tuesday. The budget was originally due April 1.