New York State
Proposed New York state legislation would protect gender identity or expression from discrimination, and subject any violator to a potential hate crime prosecution.
New York State Court of Appeals Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman said advances in technology mandate the opening of all courtrooms to cameras so New Yorkers can see for themselves how justice works.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that his administration is working with banks to release nearly $208 million in checks already approved for victims of Superstorm Sandy.
A new report has issued a long list of suggestions for preventing another storm like Superstorm Sandy from bringing similar devastation to New York.
A survey released late last week showed uncertainty among New York state school board members about whether students have adequate access to mental health services.
State officials say New York gamblers plunked down a record $9.1 billion on state-sanctioned lottery games in 2012.
The rate of premature births in New York State has continued its trend of decline, according to state heath officials.
The pressure was on New York lawmakers this weekend to get federal funds to help cover the billions in damage from Superstorm Sandy, and homeowners have been waiting for help too.
Advocates for the working poor rallied in Albany Monday, urging state government leaders who are poised to raise their salaries in coming weeks to also raise the minimum wage and replenish food banks for victims of Superstorm Sandy.
Teens trying to get anything other than their ears pierced could soon be banned from doing so across New York State if their parents don’t sign-off on it for them.
A spokesman for Trump says the businessman and television host changed his affiliation to preserve his option to seek the presidency in 2012.
Human trafficking is a bigger problem in New York than first thought, according to a new study.
“During the past 12 years, the cost of living increased by 40 percent, eroding judicial salaries,” said Vincent E. Doyle III, president of the lawyers’ group. Yet “judges’ salaries will have risen 27 percent over a 15-year period, far less than the projected inflation rate.”
Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman said in an interview that it’s a good compromise in hard economic times.
Starting next spring, redesigned tests designed by a new company will be offered to students in the third to eighth grades.