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Twenty-ounce bottles of regular and diet soda are seen for sale at a Manhattan deli on May 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

City Lawmaker Calls Big Drink Ban Proposal ‘Pointless’ And ‘Silly’

As Mayor Michael Bloomberg continues to tout his plan to ban over-sized sugary drinks in New York City, some city lawmakers are speaking out against the proposal.

06/01/2012

Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos  (credit: Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images, FILE)

New York Officials Say Higher Minimum Wage Proposal Is Dead

The Assembly’s Democratic majority plans to pass its version of the bill Tuesday, but Senate Republican Majority Leader Dean Skelos said the measure won’t reach the Senate floor.

05/14/2012

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MMA Drops Another Round In NY; No Vote Expected

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says he doesn’t expect a floor vote in the waning weeks of this year’s legislative session on legalizing mixed martial arts

05/08/2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Flickr.com)

Gov. Cuomo Won’t Fuel Speculation That He Might Run For President in ’16

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a week after being named among Time’s 100 most influential people, says he won’t fuel speculation that he might run for president in 2016.

04/25/2012

Passengers wait to get onto a discount bus headed to Boston in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NY Officials Push To Regulate ‘Wild West Atmosphere’ Surrounding Intercity Buses

City and state lawmakers announced Monday that an agreement had been reached on what they hope will be the first-ever permit system to regulate intercity buses.

04/23/2012

Ronda Rousey, who is lobbying for the MMA, poses with her bronze medal. (Credit: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)

State Senate Votes To Approve Legislation To Legalize MMA In New York

The state Senate voted 43-14 Wednesday to again approve legislation to make New York the 46th state to legalize and regulate the sport, though opposition remains in the Assembly

04/18/2012

Army Private Danny Chen (credit: Handout/CBS 2)

U.S. Military Charges 8 Soldiers In Afghanistan With The Death Of Pvt. Danny Chen

Chen, who was from Chinatown, was found dead in his barracks back in October with what was described as “non-combat injuries.” He was just 19.

12/21/2011

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Bloomberg: Occupy Wall Street ‘Really Hurting Small Businesses, Families’

Bloomberg said nobody has been a stronger defender of the protesters’ First Amendment rights than he’s been but he stresses he’s concerned about the rights of the people who live and work in lower Manhattan.

11/02/2011

Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks - Albany, NY - Oct 17, 2011 (credit: Governor's Office)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Stands Against Millionaire’s Tax

The push for a higher tax on New Yorkers making more than $1 million a year is getting fresh life with a new poll showing overwhelming support, a high-profile rally on Monday and the strengthening Occupy Wall Street protest in New York City.

10/18/2011

"Occupy Wall Street" demonstrators occupy a park near Wall Street in New York, October 3, 2011. (Photo credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Occupy Wall Street’ Movement Gains Momentum, Attention And Controversy

The movement has been getting support from some unlikely places and has spawned questions about what protestors are actually trying to achieve.

10/06/2011

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MSG Crowds Doubtful To See MMA; Bill Headed For KO In NY Assembly

A bill to legalize mixed martial arts in New York is in trouble again with the state Assembly wrapping up its session with no plans to approve it.

WFAN–06/24/2011

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo Threatens Special Session For NY Legislature Over Rent Control Law

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the Senate’s failure to renew the New York City rent control law before it expired Wednesday night is “unacceptable.”

06/16/2011

Rescue personnel work on a bus that overturned Tuesday, May 31, 2011, in Bowling Green, Va. (credit: Steve Helber/AP)

NY Lawmakers Calling For Better Regulation After Deadly Bus Crash Kills 4

The North Carolina-based bus company involved in Tuesday’s deadly crash has been shutdown indefinitely by the US Department of Transportation as local lawmakers call for better regulation.

06/01/2011

9/11 Memorial Plaza (Hiroko Masuike/Getty Images)

Officials Want To Keep Tourists Near 9/11 Memorial Without Tour Buses

As the opening of the 9/11 Memorial approaches, city officials and community members are anticipating what effect the tourist crowd will have on Lower Manhattan.

04/16/2011

New York State Legislature

Threatening ‘Time To Kill’ E-mails Sent To Many N.Y. Lawmakers

New York State Police are investigating threatening e-mails sent to a number of politicians, including Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Republican Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos.

04/01/2011

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