Point Of View: Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins Talks Bail Reform, State Budget IssuesShe’s the first woman to lead the state senate and now faces one of the toughest financial challenges since the Great Depression. Is there any way to close that gap without raising taxes?
Bail Reform: NY Senate Majority Leader Ready To Consider Changes To Controversial New LawsIn the three days since New York's criminal justice reform law took effect, people charged with committing anti-Semitic hate crimes have made headlines because, under the law, judges freed them without bail.
New York Dems Flex Muscles, Pass Reproductive Health ActA re-write of New York abortion laws has been held up by Republicans for more than a decade.
Exclusive: New Senate Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins Sits Down With CBS2For the first time in a decade Democrats will control the state Senate, and for the first time ever, the person at the helm will be a woman. Andrea Stewart-Cousins has big plans for when she rules the roost.
Brooklyn Borough President: Include Female Voice In State Budget NegotiationsHe said not having a female voice in on the issues is an insult to the women of the state.
NY Senate Democrats Look To Cap Outside Income For LawmakersUnder the proposal announced Monday, lawmakers could make about $12,000, or 15 percent of their base salary of $79,500, in outside income.
New York State Eases Requirements On Some Name Changes For Driver's LicensesElected officials and women's rights advocates announced that the DMV has changed its policy regarding name changes to accommodate those who wish to use their maiden name as their middle name.
Unemployment Rises Nationwide To 9.2 Percent As Hiring StallsIt will be two more weeks before the Tri-state area finds out its unemployment rates for the month of June, but if the national unemployment numbers released Friday are any indication of what's to come, it doesn't look good.
NY State Senator Stewart-Cousins Pushing New Bill To Help The Unemployed Find JobsWith many people out of work and looking for jobs, one New York state lawmaker wants to make sure everyone is getting fair chance.