New York State Assembly

New York Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (credit: New York State Assembly)

Glitch Leads To Erroneous Report Of Westchester Assembly Winner

There was a discrepancy between unofficial results that were called in and the actual numbers being uploaded from voting machine memory cards.

11/10/2014

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

NY Voters To Decide On Digital Legislation

The change is expected to save millions of dollars in printing and many trees.

10/28/2014

FILE -- Members of New York's Sikh community gather. (credit: Getty Images)

Assembly Bill Would Allow Sikhs To Serve In Police, Other Government Jobs

The proposal comes after a Sikh man was allegedly run over last month by a truck driver yelling hateful comments.

08/21/2014

Sea Cliff Mayor Bruce Kennedy

CBS 2 Exclusive: L.I. Candidate Loses GOP Endorsement Over Same-Sex Marriage Ceremonies

A Republican candidate from Long Island said officiating at same-sex wedding ceremonies has cost him the endorsement of his party.

06/25/2014

Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles. (credit: Getty Images)

Tensions Run High As NY Medical Marijuana Deadline Nears

An agreement between the state Senate and Assembly on whether to legalize medical marijuana in New York is due before midnight Monday in order to be voted on before the legislative session ends later this week.

06/16/2014

Best Frozen Yogurt in New York City

N.Y. State Assembly Endorses Bill To Make Yogurt Official State Snack

New York State drew one step closer Wednesday to making yogurt the official state snack, with the state Assembly endorsing the measure.

06/11/2014

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

As NY Legislative Session Winds Down, Minimum Wage, Medical Marijuana Among Unresolved Issues

With attention turning to the fall elections, New York legislators may end their session without voting on a minimum wage increase, medical marijuana, public campaign financing or other high-profile issues.

06/08/2014

A beachfront home damaged by superstorm Sandy stands behind a newly built protective sea wall in the Belle Harbor section of Queens on Oct. 9, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

State Lawmakers Pass De Blasio’s Post-Sandy Property Tax Relief Bill

New York state lawmakers on Tuesday passed legislation proposed by Mayor Bill de Blasio, which would prevent higher tax bills for city residents who rebuilt or repaired their homes after they were damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

05/20/2014

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 22:  People walk near the Unisphere near the New York State Pavilion as part on a tour during festivities marking the 50th anniversary of the 1964 World's Fair, which opened in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on April 22, 2014. Hundreds of World's Fair buffs, tourists and the curious waited in line for hours to tour the grounds of the landmark pavilion. The World's Fair's, which began in Europe in the 19th century, looked to celebrate technological advancement and cultural exchanges among other ideas. The 1964 World's Fair in Queens had the motto "Peace through understanding" and saw over 51 million people attend the fair.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New Yorkers Go Back In Time At The World’s Fair Grounds In Queens

Throughout the summer New Yorkers will get a chance to relive their youth at the World’s Fair grounds in Flushing.

05/18/2014

Officials watch as a Suffolk police officer demonstrates use of antidote via nasal spray (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Heroin Antidote Bill Passes NY Legislature

The bipartisan measure would allow health care professionals to provide orders for naloxone to certified training programs and pharmacies.

05/07/2014

Speed camera (file/credit: CBS 2)

NY Legislature Approves 200 Speed Cameras For NYC, Long Island

The state Senate voted to authorize the cameras Wednesday, two days after the Assembly did.

04/30/2014

Speed Camera

State Assembly Advances Bill For More Speed Cameras In NYC, Long Island

The New York State Assembly voted Monday to authorize hundreds of new speed cameras for school zones in New York City and Long Island.

04/28/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio

De Blasio Gets Some Of What He Wants In State Budget Deal

Mayor Bill de Blasio received the funding for universal pre-kindergarten in the New York State budget – albeit without the tax hike on the wealthy he had requested.

04/01/2014

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

New York State Assembly Passes Budget

The New York State Assembly has passed a $140 billion election-year budget that funds statewide prekindergarten and provides tax relief to homeowners and corporations.

03/31/2014

Speed Camera

Legislation Could Mean More Speed Cameras For NYC, Long Island

Legislation introduced in Albany dramatically expands the number of speed cameras in New York City, and lets Nassau and Suffolk counties install them too.

03/31/2014

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