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New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer (credit: Getty Images)

Comptroller Scott Stringer Urges Albany To Let NYC Set Own Minimum Wage

City Comptroller Scott Stringer wants the city’s minimum wage raised to $11 an hour. The state minimum wage is $8.

01/27/2014

Myls Dobson

State Lawmakers Look To Close Loophole With ‘Myls’ Law’

It took a 4-year-old boy’s torture and death to expose a loophole in state law, some legislators in Albany say.

01/14/2014

Screen capture of New York State of Health website

Legislators Cite Flaws In New York Health Exchange

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.

01/13/2014

State Sen. Charles Fuschillo Jr. (credit: New York State Senate)

Charles Fuschillo Jr. To Resign From State Senate At Midnight

State Sen. Charles Fuschillo Jr. is stepping down after nearly 16 years in office.

12/31/2013

FILE - A speed camera (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Speed Cameras Could Soon Be Coming Near New York City Schools

New York State lawmakers have approved a bill allowing the city to install speed cameras in front of New York City schools.

06/22/2013

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

Dispute Over Abortion Sinks Women’s Rights Bills In N.Y. Legislature

A 10-part package of bills intended to protect women’s rights was derailed in the New York State Legislature Friday night, over concerns about a contentions late-term abortion proposal that was included.

06/22/2013

Newborn baby feet (file/credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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

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