Sheldon Silver

People on discount bus from New York to Philadelphia (file/Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New Law Aims To Put The Brakes On Traffic Caused By Discount Bus Lines

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law on Friday. The goal is to address serious traffic problems created in Manhattan’s Chinatown and other places where the buses idled, waiting for passengers.

08/19/2012

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Speaker Silver Considering Coney Island, Willets Point As Casino Destinations

It is music to the ears of gamblers, and now city residents may be well on their way to hearing their own jingle with their own “gambling destination.”

08/13/2012

Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Photo credit: GettyImages)

Local Officials React To U.S. Supreme Court’s Ruling On Obama Health Care Law

The decision, which was handed down Thursday in Washington D.C., means that most Americans will be required to have health insurance or pay a fine.

06/28/2012

The final beam of 4 World Trade Center is lifted by a crane on Monday, June 25, 2012 (credit: Peter Haskell.WCBS 880)

Workers Lift Final Steel Beam At 4 WTC Tower

Construction workers removed their helmets and looked on teary-eyed as the final steel beam of the tower was lifted into place Monday, accompanied by a rendition of “God Bless America” performed by gospel singer BeBe Winans.

06/25/2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks to reporters - New Rochelle, NY - May 10, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

If Deal Goes Through, N.Y. Parents Will See Job Evaluation Of Teachers For First Time

New York parents will see for the first time the job evaluations of the teachers who instruct their children under a deal expected soon. Parents won’t get a detailed performance review, but rather broad categories such as “highly effective” and “ineffective.”

06/16/2012

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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