Long Island Races Could Determine Which Party Controls New York State SenateA neck-and-neck presidential race may be grabbing all the headlines, but there is also a hot contest for control of the New York State Senate.
NY State Senate Candidate Arrested On Grand Larceny Charge, Police SayPolice say Republican Jon Girodes listed his Midtown apartment on Craigslist and received a deposit, but never followed through with the rental.
Long Island 'Red Light Robin Hood' Launches State Senate CampaignA Long Island man who has been waging a one-man war on red-light cameras has launched a campaign for New York State Senate – challenging the majority leader.
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.
State Senate Leader Wants Limit On De Blasio's Control Of NYC SchoolsMayoral control over New York City schools expires at the end of the month, and talk about an extension remains a hot-button political issue.
N.Y. State Senate Advances Bill Banning Leaving Children Under 8 Alone In CarsA proposed New York state law would make it illegal to leave a child younger than 8 alone in a vehicle.
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.
Skelos Survives Attempted Ousting By Democrats After ArrestThe lawmakers failed in an attempt Wednesday to force a vote on removing Senate Leader Dean Skelos of Rockville Centre.
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.
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.
New Bill To Legalize Mixed Martial Arts Advances In N.Y. State SenateThe fight to legalize mixed martial arts in New York state -- the last state to prohibit cage matches with small gloves -- has resumed with a state Senate committee advancing legislation.
NY Senate Democrats Look To Cap Outside Income For LawmakersUnder the proposal announced Monday, lawmakers could make about $12,000, or 15 percent of their base salary of $79,500, in outside income.

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