New York State Legislature

NYC Tenants Want Change Now As Rent Regulations Set To ExpireTime is running out for the more than 2 million tenants covered by New York City's rent laws while a deal to renew the regulations continues to elude New York state lawmakers.
De Blasio Meeting With State Lawmakers On Rent, SchoolsThe mayor's visit comes at a critical time for lawmakers. The laws governing New York City's rent rules, the tax break and the policy giving the mayor control of local schools are set to expire.
New York Legislators To Push For Criminal Justice ReformsTwo 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.
NYS Taxpayers To Cover Cost Of Lawsuits Over Alleged Sexual HarassmentUnder New York law, the state defends elected officials who acted in their official capacity.
Dispute Over Abortion Sinks Women's Rights Bills In N.Y. LegislatureA 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.
Ethics Commission Slaps Vito Lopez With $330,000 FineA 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.
New York State Lawmakers Pass Crackdown On Teen Texting And DrivingThe New York State Legislature on Wednesday passed a new law cracking down on young drivers who are caught texting and driving.
N.Y. State Senate Holds Sunday Session To Advance Budget BillInstead of passing an extraordinarily early budget as they planned, lawmakers now will rush to meet the April 1 deadline a few days early.
N.Y. Assembly Speaker Silver: 'We Are Going To Ban Assault Weapons'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.
Stringer Calls For Major Overhaul Of NYC's Housing AuthorityIn 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.
Threatening 'Time To Kill' E-mails Sent To Many N.Y. LawmakersNew 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.