State Lawmakers Include Plan To Expand Boozy Sunday Brunch Times, Fight Opioid AddictionBoozy Sunday brunches, expanded screening for breast cancer and a plan to confront opioid addiction all came out on top Friday as New York state lawmakers wrapped up the 2016 session.
Former Speaker Silver Disbarred 4 Months After ConvictionFormer New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has lost his license to practice law, four months after he was convicted of fraud and extortion.
State Lawmakers Spar Over Right-To-Die ProposalTwo New York state Assembly members and other advocates of letting the terminally ill end their lives said Tuesday their proposed law would limit suffering and has safeguards to prevent mistakes and abuse.
Disgraced Former NY Assemblyman Vito Lopez Dead At 74He was 74 and had been treated at Sloan-Kettering for cancer for several years.
NYC Health Department Fights Assembly's Dog Dining BillThe Health Department asserts that dogs at restaurants can create a risk to the health and safety of customers, restaurant workers and other dogs.
Long Island AARP Members Head To Albany To Push For Care ActThe Care Act would ensure that families receive instructions from hospital staff on how to properly care for loved ones discharged to home.
Ex-Speaker Silver Goes Before Judge, Asks To Have Criminal Charges TossedFormer New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver asked a judge on Thursday to toss out criminal charges against him, saying a federal prosecutor stretched the law too far to try to make a case.
Brooklyn Borough President: Include Female Voice In State Budget NegotiationsHe said not having a female voice in on the issues is an insult to the women of the state.
Bharara Defends Remarks, Handling Of Sheldon Silver Criminal CaseFrom his use of Twitter to a so-called ``perp walk'' that consisted of a car ride, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara on Thursday defended his handling of the arrest of former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
State Lawmakers Discuss Grand Jury Reforms Following Garner Case ControversyNew York state lawmakers on Thursday began debating grand jury reforms meant to restore public trust when police are investigated.
Heastie Cites Minimum Wage, NYC Rent Rules Among Top Priorities As Assembly SpeakerCarl Heastie (D-Bronx), the new speaker of the New York State Assembly, said Thursday that raising the minimum wage and expanding higher education access are among his priorities as he settles into his position.
Former NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Indicted On 3 ChargesThe charges are honest services mail fraud, honest services wire fraud and extortion under the color of his official duties.