In Wake Of Convictions, NY Pols Consider Full-Time Legislative JobsThe New York City Council is considering whether to turn some legislative positions into full-time jobs, without outside compensation.
Ex-NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Pleads Not Guilty In Bribery CaseFormer state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's lawyers are asking a judge to throw out a bribery case against him, saying the prosecutor went too far in discussing the case publicly.
Cuomo Takes Hardline Stance: Ethics Overhaul Agreed To Or No New BudgetThe audience at New York Law School probbaly didnt know it, but Gov. Cuomo drove from Albany in a snowstorm on Monday to lay down the law to Albany lawmakers -- ethics reform ... or else.
Impeccable Ethics The Leading Attribute In Search For Speaker Silver's ReplacementWill Silver's replacement be a reformer, or part of the corrupt culture that has gripped the state capital for decades?
Cuomo: Police, National Guard Patrols Stepped Up In NYC Area Amid Heightened Terror ThreatNew York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced that National Guard troops and additional police officers at mass transit points and other sites in the New York City area – amid an increased threat of terrorist activity.
Gov. Cuomo, Top State Legislators Head To Israel For 'Unity Mission'Cuomo says with Israel under increasing threat and antisemitic incidents on the rise, the time is now to make the state's commitment clear.
NY Elected Officials Hold Rally For Israel As Pro-Palestinian Protesters Stage Counter-DemonstrationMore than two dozen New York elected officials have been rallying at City Hall in support of Israel. Nearly 100 pro-Palestinian protesters staged a counter-demonstration outside the City Hall gates.
Women's Equality Bills Reintroduced In N.Y. Senate After Failure Last YearA series of bills dubbed the Women's Equality Act were reintroduced Tuesday in the New York State Senate, after the package was derailed last year over a contentious late-term abortion proposal.
Fast Food Workers Rally In Albany In Favor Of Higher Minimum WageFast food workers from around New York state rallied at the Statehouse in Albany Tuesday, demanding a higher minimum wage and calling for the passage of legislation that would let cities and towns set their own wage rules.
Lawmakers Hammering Out Deal On Pre-K Funding For N.Y. State BudgetNew York state legislative leaders said Wednesday they were closing in on a deal to fund pre-kindergarten, and discussing a delay to Common Core academic standards as they tried to finalize budget bills this week.
Cuomo, Lawmakers Negotiate On Pre-K, Property Tax Relief For State BudgetNew York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders negotiated over property tax relief, charter schools and prekindergarten funding Monday – with a budget deadline looming in a week.
Sources: Cuomo Could Overrule de Blasio In Charter School BattleMayor Bill de Blasio is being pressured by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to settle his fight with charter school operators. According to sources, if he doesn't the governor is threatening to settle the issue himself.
De Blasio Heads To Albany, Mounts Charm Offensive Against LegislatureA week on the job and Mayor Bill de Blasio took his bully pulpit to the state capital on Wednesday to show that as far as the Legislature is concerned, he is the anti-Mike Bloomberg.
Harassment Allegations Against Assemblyman Cause Political RippleA Brooklyn City Council candidate has called for an investigation into New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan), after another scandal involving his opponent was discovered.
Legislators Tentatively Back Cuomo's Plan To Do Away With LIPANew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo received tentative support from legislative leaders Monday for his plan to finally sideline the Long Island Power Authority, which has been criticized for high rates and questionable response in disasters -- most infamously including Superstorm Sandy.