New York State Legislature

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)/Vito Lopez (credit: CBS 2)

NYS Taxpayers To Cover Cost Of Lawsuits Over Alleged Sexual Harassment

Under New York law, the state defends elected officials who acted in their official capacity.

06/25/2013

New York State Capitol in Albany (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Dispute Over Abortion Sinks Women’s Rights Bills In N.Y. Legislature

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.

06/22/2013

Vito Lopez

Ethics Commission Slaps Vito Lopez With $330,000 Fine

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.

06/11/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces stiffer penalties for texting while driving (Credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

New York State Lawmakers Pass Crackdown On Teen Texting And Driving

The New York State Legislature on Wednesday passed a new law cracking down on young drivers who are caught texting and driving.

06/05/2013

New York State Capitol in Albany (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

N.Y. State Senate Holds Sunday Session To Advance Budget Bill

Instead of passing an extraordinarily early budget as they planned, lawmakers now will rush to meet the April 1 deadline a few days early.

03/24/2013

Illegal Guns from a bust in New York City (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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.

01/14/2013

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer (file / credit: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images)

Stringer Calls For Major Overhaul Of NYC’s Housing Authority

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.

08/02/2012

New York State Legislature

Threatening ‘Time To Kill’ E-mails Sent To Many N.Y. Lawmakers

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.

04/01/2011