Sheldon Silver

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

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Gov. Cuomo, Legislature Agree To Tentative $133B Budget

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is sealing a deal with the Legislature on a tentative $132.5 billion state budget that would be historic for its spending cuts as well as its timeliness.

03/27/2011

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: AP Photo/Mike Groll, Pool)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo: No Deal Yet, Budget Talks To Continue

“Until you have total agreement, you have no agreement,” Cuomo said Friday. “That’s how this works. And we don’t have an agreement.”

03/25/2011

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Legislature: On-time New York Budget Deal Within Days

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver wouldn’t say how much of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed cut to school funding would be restored in the budget. He would only say “some.”

03/24/2011

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: AP Photo/Mike Groll, Pool)

NY Leaders To Meet For State Budget Talks

Thursday’s meeting will include the Democratic governor, Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Assembly Republican leader Brian Kolb and Senate Democratic leader John Sampson.

03/17/2011

School Desks - File / Photo: Ian Waldie/Getty Images

State Says Most NY Schools Have Funds To Cover Cuts

A state report says as many as 74 percent of school districts outside NYC appear to have enough funds in reserve to pay for the historic aid cuts proposed by Gov. Cuomo.

02/09/2011

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