New York State Senate
New York lawmakers on Wednesday passed legislation that would require newborns to be tested for congenital heart defects.
One measure would require banks to negotiate a settlement with homeowners in foreclosure limbo. The other would impose criminal penalties for those committing fraudulent foreclosure practices.
The New York State Senate on Tuesday approved legislation to rename a bridge in Bellerose, Long Island, for a Nassau County police officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty last fall.
The New York State Assembly approved a bill Tuesday night that would increase the minimum wage to $9 hour and provide for automatic further increases tied to inflation.
Republicans in the New York State Senate have slammed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to expand abortion rights as an extreme measure from what they call the radical left.
Under the proposal announced by Republican Majority Leader Dean Skelos, new laws would impose tougher prison sentences for illegal gun possession, using illegal weapons for crimes or taking them on school property.
In about a month, the task force will put out a report on what needs to be done to help the residents. The lawmakers said that includes fighting insurance companies on behalf of homeowners.
Under the senate deal, the position of temporary president of the senate will alternate between the Republicans and the five-member IDC every two weeks.
The members of the task force will tour and hold hearings in damaged communities across the New York metropolitan region.
Furious Democrats who won a majority of seats in the New York State Senate have called a deal among Republicans and five Democrats to control the chamber a “coup.”
Senate Republicans and the Independent Democratic Conference on Tuesday struck a deal to take control of the Senate in an unprecedented power-sharing deal.
New York State Senator-elect Simcha Felder is a Democrat, but has decided to serve with the Republican conference when his term begins.
In Albany, the fight for the New York State Senate was too close to call early Wednesday, hours after the polls closed.
They already make more money then lawmakers in 47 other states. And now New York State’s part-time legislators are reportedly trying to give themselves a big raise.
State lawmakers have made a tax cut deal reality. Albany lawmakers passed a bill that cuts taxes for the middle class but makes millionaires pay a whole lot more.