New York State Senate
Lawmakers were discussing whether to approve legislation making yogurt the official state snack — which the ultimately approved in a 52-8 vote.
The state Senate voted to authorize the cameras Wednesday, two days after the Assembly did.
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.
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.
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.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is being pressured by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to settle his fight with charter school operators. According to sources, if he doesn’t the governor is threatening to settle the issue himself.
The 30-29 vote was short of the 32 votes needed to pass, a rare defeat for a bill on the floor of the Senate.
New York’s Assembly passed a bill that would open state tuition assistance programs to undocumented immigrant students, a measure that now moves to an uncertain future in the Senate.
The mayor visited P.S. 130 in Chinatown on Tuesday afternoon to announce his administration has lined up all the classroom seats and then some to roll out universal pre-K this September.
Two state lawmakers are looking to strengthen New York’s anti-hazing laws after a Baruch College fraternity member died in December.
Several state senators are attacking Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to fund more college classes in New York prisons. One launched an online petition against it.
New York Senate Republicans and Assembly Democrats are at odds over when to hold federal and state primaries this year.
City Comptroller Scott Stringer wants the city’s minimum wage raised to $11 an hour. The state minimum wage is $8.
It took a 4-year-old boy’s torture and death to expose a loophole in state law, some legislators in Albany say.
Lost insurance coverage, higher premiums and confusion were among the problems New Yorkers have faced in trying to sign up for health care under the new federal law, state lawmakers said Monday.