Opponents Of Marijuana's Legality In New York Fear Rise In Crime, Driving Under Influence, Decreased Quality Of LifeWednesday marked a historic day across the Empire State. Recreational marijuana is now legal. The legislation has won praise from many supporters, but opponents have voiced several concerns.
President Biden Unveils Massive 'American Jobs Plan,' Which Includes New Rail Tunnel Under Hudson RiverPresident Joe Biden on Wednesday was in Pittsburgh, where he unveiled a $2 trillion infrastructure plan. It includes billions of dollars for roads and bridges.
COVID Impact: Local Families Fearful Of State Budget Cuts To Services For Those With Developmental Or Intellectual DisabilitiesAlbany is now finalizing that state budget, and slashes to care management programs are looming.
New York State Senate, Assembly Pass Legalization Of MarijuanaGov. Andrew Cuomo and Albany lawmakers face a budget deadline of midnight Wednesday with lots of unresolved issues. However, legalizing marijuana appears to be a done deal.
Commuters Angered They Can't Get Back Unused Transit Benefits Taken From Paychecks; 'Their Own Money Is Trapped'The transit benefit is part of a federal energy law to promote mass transit as an alternative to driving.
N.J. Becomes Latest State To Allow Early In-Person VotingGov. Phil Murphy signed the legislation alongside Georgia's Stacey Abrams. 
9th Woman Accuses Gov. Cuomo Of Sexual Harassment, Alleges Cuomo Kissed Her Without Consent In 2017Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing new sexual harassment allegations, this time from a woman who claims the governor kissed her without her consent.
Protesters Rally Outside Gov. Andrew Cuomo's NYC Office To Demand ImpeachmentAdvocates say Cuomo broke his own 2019 sex harassment law and impeaching him would send an important message to workplaces across the country.
Gov. Cuomo Told Aide Charlotte Bennett To Sing 'Danny Boy' To Senior Staff Members As Part Of Office Hazing, Accuser's Attorney SaysAttorney Debra Katz says the governor asked her client to learn the lyrics to "Danny Boy," then asked her to sing it for members of the senior staff, including secretary to the governor, Melissa DeRosa.
Most Lawmakers, Residents Eager To See What Legalized Marijuana Does For New York's COVID-Stricken EconomyLawmakers could pass legislation as soon as next week, legalizing recreational marijuana.
Cuomo Administration Reportedly Prioritized Governor's Family, Well-Connected New Yorkers For Early COVID TestsThe New York State Assembly committee investigating the possible impeachment of Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expanding its probe.
Sources: Deal Reached To Legalize Marijuana In New YorkThe deal, which is expected to be voted on next week, would make it legal to sell marijuana products for adult use and allow residents to have a limited number of marijuana plants in their homes.
Report Claims Cuomo Administration Prioritized Family Members, Power Brokers For COVID Testing During Early Days Of PandemicThe Albany Times Union reports that the governor arranged for members of his family and other well-connected people to be tested. Top state doctors and health officials were allegedly sent to their homes to do it.
Vice President Harris Sounds Off On Need For Stricter Gun Laws: 'We Are Seeing Tragedy After Tragedy'President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are both pushing for Congress to pass stricter gun laws, including an assault weapons ban.
COVID Impact: NYS Legislature Under Intense Pressure To Not Raise Taxes On Businesses And The WealthyThe lights are on in office buildings all over New York City, but most of the workers have yet to return.