New York State Senate

Heroin overdose kit (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

New York State Senate Passes 23 Bills Geared Toward Curbing Heroin Use

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.

06/09/2014

FILE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Getty Images)

Cuomo Says He’ll Approve Medical Marijuana With Proper Regulation

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that he will sign medical marijuana legislation into law as long as the measure “makes sense.”

06/09/2014

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

As NY Legislative Session Winds Down, Minimum Wage, Medical Marijuana Among Unresolved Issues

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.

06/08/2014

Sen. Malcolm A. Smith on March 12, 2008  in Albany, New York. (Credit: Getty Images)

Malcolm Smith Corruption Trial Set To Begin Amid State Senator’s Re-Election Bid

State Sen. Malcolm Smith is accused of trying to bribe his way onto the ballot says.

06/01/2014

A beachfront home damaged by superstorm Sandy stands behind a newly built protective sea wall in the Belle Harbor section of Queens on Oct. 9, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

State Lawmakers Pass De Blasio’s Post-Sandy Property Tax Relief Bill

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.

05/20/2014

Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles. (credit: Getty Images)

State Senate Committee Advances Medical Marijuana Bill

The Republican-led New York State Senate Health Committee approved a medical marijuana bill on Tuesday.

05/20/2014

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

Women’s Equality Bills Reintroduced In N.Y. Senate After Failure Last Year

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.

05/20/2014

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State Senate Votes To Legalize Mixed Martial Arts In New York

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.

05/13/2014

Kyle Stamm smokes an electronic cigarette at Henley Vaporium in New York City. (credit: Getty Images)

NY Senate Debating Public Ban On E-Cigarettes

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.

05/12/2014

Officials watch as a Suffolk police officer demonstrates use of antidote via nasal spray (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Heroin Antidote Bill Passes NY Legislature

The bipartisan measure would allow health care professionals to provide orders for naloxone to certified training programs and pharmacies.

05/07/2014

Pomegranate frozen yogurt from Pinkberry. (Image from www.pinkberry.com)

After Lengthy Debate, NY Senate OKs Yogurt As State Snack

Lawmakers were discussing whether to approve legislation making yogurt the official state snack — which the ultimately approved in a 52-8 vote.

05/06/2014

Speed camera (file/credit: CBS 2)

NY Legislature Approves 200 Speed Cameras For NYC, Long Island

The state Senate voted to authorize the cameras Wednesday, two days after the Assembly did.

04/30/2014

Heroin (file/credit: Hassan Ammar/AFP/Getty Images)

New York Lawmakers Take Aim At Heroin Resurgence

New York lawmakers have introduced a set of bills to help fight heroin with tougher penalties for dealers, more funding for overdose-reversal drugs and increased better coverage for treatment.

04/28/2014

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

New York State Assembly Passes Budget

The New York State Assembly has passed a $140 billion election-year budget that funds statewide prekindergarten and provides tax relief to homeowners and corporations.

03/31/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio

De Blasio, Mark-Viverito Back N.Y. State Dream Act

Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito have told a conference of state lawmakers they are backing a bill to open state financial aid to students in the country illegally.

03/22/2014

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