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The 9/11 Memorial plaza - New York, NY - Sep 12, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Port Authority, Developer Tout Progress To World Trade Center

One thing the families of 9/11 victims may notice as they gather at the memorial this year is fewer construction fences, marking another year of progress.

09/09/2014

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

Gov. Cuomo, New York Officials To Visit Israel Tuesday

Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate co-leaders Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein will travel to Israel on Tuesday for a two-day visit.

08/10/2014

Tappan Zee Bridge Construction

Westchester Officials Join Opposition Of Tappan Zee Bridge Loan

Panel to vote on whether loan that normally goes to sewer projects should help pay for new Tappan Zee Bridge.

07/16/2014

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

New York Lawmakers, Gov. Cuomo Announce New Plan To Combat Heroin Use

Just one day before the Legislative session ends, New York lawmakers struck a deal with Cuomo on a series of bills that take aim at the growing heroin crisis.

06/18/2014

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Governors Cuomo, Brown Make Friendly Wager Ahead Of Rangers-Kings Final

With the Rangers set to take on the Kings in the Stanley Cup Final, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and California Governor Jerry Brown have made a friendly interstate wager.

06/03/2014

Charter School (credit: CBS 2)

Charter School Supporters Praise Tentative Deal, But NY Budget Still Unresolved

Sources tell CBS 2 that part of the budget includes a tentative deal between Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo over charter schools in New York City.

03/28/2014

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

New York Assembly Passes Bill For Paid Medical Leave, Affordable Child Care

New York’s Assembly has passed a series of bills intended to provide affordable child care, increase funding for child care subsidies and establish paid leave for medical emergencies, the birth or adoption of a child or to take care of a sick relative.

03/05/2014

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

New York Assembly Passes DREAM Act, But Will Senate Follow Suit?

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.

02/25/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio hugs a child after reading a book to a prekindergarten class at P.S. 130 on Feb. 25, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio: City On Track To Roll Out Universal Pre-K This Fall

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.

02/25/2014

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

New York Assembly Pays $205K To Firm For Sexual Harassment Reform, Probes

A spokesman for Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says the firm was retained by the Ethics Committee as part of reforms announced in May.

02/25/2014

Kids in a classroom (file/credit: CBS 2)

Top State Lawmakers: Halt Evaluations Using Common Core Standards

Silver and Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan (D-Queens), who chairs the education committee, issued a statement Tuesday citing “serious issues” with the rollout of the more difficult learning standards.

02/04/2014

Chinese New Year Parade in Chinatown (file/credit: Julian Ungano/Getty Images)

NY State Lawmakers Again Propose School Holiday For Lunar New Year

State Sen. Daniel Squadron and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver have been working for five years to make Lunar New Year a recognized school holiday.

01/30/2014

New York State Assemblyman Eric Stevenson (credit: New York State Assembly)

Witness: Assemblyman Eric Stevenson Wanted To Cash In On Senior Center

The key witness in the bribery trial of a Bronx assemblyman told jurors Wednesday about the show-me-the-money culture that was thriving in Albany.

01/08/2014

New York Assemblyman Micah Kellner (credit: New York State Assembly)

Probe Finds Assemblyman Sexually Harassed Staff

New York state lawmaker Micah Kellner violated the Assembly’s sexual harassment policy by making inappropriate comments to staff members in 2009 and 2011, an ethics committee investigation found.

12/30/2013

NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, William Rapfogel (file/credit: Facebook/Met Council)

Longtime Met Council CEO Under Investigation, Fired For ‘Financial Irregularities’

A spokesman for state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has confirmed that he is investigating William Rapfogel, who had been the CEO of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty for more than 20 years.

08/12/2013

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