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New York State Senate

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State Law Would Require Heart Defect Screenings For Newborns

New York lawmakers on Wednesday passed legislation that would require newborns to be tested for congenital heart defects.

06/12/2013

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New York State Officials Urge Passage Of Foreclosure Protection Measures

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.

05/29/2013

Arthur Lopez (CBS 2)

State Senate Votes To Rename Nassau County Bridge For Slain Police Officer

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.

05/07/2013

New York State Capitol in Albany (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

N.Y. State Assembly Votes To Increase Minimum Wage

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.

03/05/2013

New York State Capitol in Albany (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

State Senate GOP Calls Proposed Abortion Rights Expansion Extreme

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.

01/29/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (L); Sen. Dean Skelos (R) (credit: Getty Images)

NY Lawmakers Call For Crackdown On Illegal Weapons; Cuomo Says Proposal ‘Misses The Mark’

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.

01/07/2013

New York State Senate Bipartisan Task Force on Sandy Recovery Jan. 3, 2013 (credit: youtube.com)

Bipartisan Superstorm Sandy Task Force Members Tour Storm-Ravaged Parts Of Long Island

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.

01/03/2013

Speaker of the New York State Assembly Sheldon Silver (file/Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

NYS Assembly Leader Reserving Judgment On New State Senate Power-Sharing Deal

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.

12/11/2012

Sandy Task Force In Rockaway Beach Dec. 10, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

NY State Senate Forms Bipartisan Task Force On Sandy Recovery

The members of the task force will tour and hold hearings in damaged communities across the New York metropolitan region.

12/10/2012

New York State Senate (credit: CBS 2)

GOP, Independent Democrats Unite For State Senate Majority

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.”

12/04/2012

New York State Capitol in Albany (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

GOP, Independent Democrats Take Control Of New York State Senate

Senate Republicans and the Independent Democratic Conference on Tuesday struck a deal to take control of the Senate in an unprecedented power-sharing deal.

12/04/2012

New York Senate (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Democratic State Sen.-Elect Felder To Sit With GOP In Albany

New York State Senator-elect Simcha Felder is a Democrat, but has decided to serve with the Republican conference when his term begins.

11/13/2012

New York Senate (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Control Of New York State Senate Deemed Too Close To Call

In Albany, the fight for the New York State Senate was too close to call early Wednesday, hours after the polls closed.

11/07/2012

The Assembly Chamber In Albany (credit:  Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

New York State Legislators Eye Hiking Pay To Possibly More Than $100K Per Year

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.

06/18/2012

The New York State Senate chamber, as seen on June 16, 2011 in Albany. (Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

New York Middle Class Tax Cut Legislation Passes

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.

12/07/2011

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