New York State Senate
New York State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Queens) defeated former New York City Comptroller and mayoral candidate John Liu in the Democratic primary for the state’s 11th Senate District Tuesday night.
Senate Co-Leader Jeff Klein said Wednesday that his four-member Independent Democratic Conference will work to form a new coalition with traditional Democrats in the Senate.
The bill came following reports of the sale of so-called “gothic kittens” that had piercings on their necks and back, and of a Brooklyn tattoo artist who tattooed his dog.
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.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently said he’s open to the so-called “Compassionate Care Act,” but has reservations about the drug being exploited.
The New York state Senate on Monday approved nearly two dozen bills intended to curb heroin use, including a measure to allow schools to administer a powerful heroin and opiate antidote.
New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that he will sign medical marijuana legislation into law as long as the measure “makes sense.”
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.
State Sen. Malcolm Smith is accused of trying to bribe his way onto the ballot says.
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.
The Republican-led New York State Senate Health Committee approved a medical marijuana bill on Tuesday.
A series of bills dubbed the Women’s Equality Act were reintroduced Tuesday in the New York State Senate, after the package was derailed last year over a contentious late-term abortion proposal.
Alexis Davis looked more like legislative staff than a Las Vegas-bound professional fighter as she made the rounds Tuesday at the New York Capitol as part of another push to legalize professional mixed martial arts.
The Senate Health Committee panel heard testimony Monday from health experts who said that the nicotine liquid and the vapor e-cigarettes produce could be hazardous to both consumers and the public.
The bipartisan measure would allow health care professionals to provide orders for naloxone to certified training programs and pharmacies.