New York State Legislature
Two dozen black and Hispanic state legislators promised Wednesday to press for New York criminal justice reforms, citing recent police killings of unarmed young men in the U.S.
Under New York law, the state defends elected officials who acted in their official capacity.
A 10-part package of bills intended to protect women’s rights was derailed in the New York State Legislature Friday night, over concerns about a contentions late-term abortion proposal that was included.
A state legislative commission on Tuesday levied a fine of $330,000 against a once-powerful assemblyman accused of groping, intimidating and manipulating young female staffers in a 2012 scandal that is still shaking the Assembly.
The New York State Legislature on Wednesday passed a new law cracking down on young drivers who are caught texting and driving.
Instead of passing an extraordinarily early budget as they planned, lawmakers now will rush to meet the April 1 deadline a few days early.
The New York State Legislature was poised Tuesday to pass the first gun control measure following the Newtown school massacre. This as the vice president was set to unveil federal proposals to end gun violence later in the day.
In a new report, Stringer said the New York City Housing Authority’s current Board of Commissioners structure is hampering its ability to confront major organizational challenges.
New York State Police are investigating threatening e-mails sent to a number of politicians, including Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Republican Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos.