N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Signs Sweeping Police Reforms Into Law, Says They're 'Long Overdue'New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday signed sweeping police reform bills into law, notably banning chokeholds and repealing a hotly contested state law known as "50A," which kept officers' disciplinary records confidential.
Bail Reform: State Senate Democrats Propose Fix For Controversial New LawGov. Andrew Cuomo appeared to support the Senate plan, saying he proposed the same thing last year.
N.Y. Assembly Speaker: Sports Betting Unlikely To Pass This YearBronx Democrat Carl Heastie said Thursday that lawmakers in his chamber have raised "significant issues" about legislation that would allow bets at casinos and on mobile devices.
Cuomo, Lawmakers Reach $168.3 Billion State Budget DealThe deal includes surcharges on Uber and taxi rides in Manhattan, a tax on opioid makers and a new sexual harassment policy crafted following the launch of the #MeToo movement.
Cuomo Administration, Senate Republicans Agree To Changes In Gun Control LawIn the past, Cuomo has resisted calls to change what he considers a signature achievement.
Report: NY Assembly Speaker Profited From Mom's EmbezzlementHelene Heastie died three weeks after she was sentenced. Carl Heastie owned the home for another six years and finally sold if for a profit of nearly $200,000 in 2005.
Cuomo, Heastie Announce Ethics Reform DealThe measure announced Wednesday would also require lawmakers to disclose all outside income over $1,000.
Heastie Cites Minimum Wage, NYC Rent Rules Among Top Priorities As Assembly SpeakerCarl Heastie (D-Bronx), the new speaker of the New York State Assembly, said Thursday that raising the minimum wage and expanding higher education access are among his priorities as he settles into his position.
Mayor, New Assembly Speaker Vow To Protect Rent Stabilized Apartments In NYCMayor Bill de Blasio and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie toured the 1,500-unit Ebbetts Field apartment complex in Crown Heights while advocating for rent stabilized tenants.
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie Joins Sharpton's Saturday Morning NAN RallyNew York State Assembly’s first African American speaker joined Saturday morning’s Action Rally.
New NY Speaker Vows Reform, But Past Reflects Status QuoCarl Heastie's own record and background reflect the system he now vows to change. He received more than $23,000 in travel and accommodation reimbursements for legislative business.
NY Assembly Picks Heastie As Speaker To Succeed SilverCarl Heastie was elected speaker of the New York state Assembly on Tuesday, making him the first African-American to hold the powerful position.
Silver's Tenure As New York State Assembly Speaker Comes To An EndThe Manhattan Democrat resigned late Monday following his arrest on federal corruption charges.
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.
Carl Heastie Emerges As Favorite To Succeed Sheldon Silver As NY Assembly SpeakerNow there is only one other opponent, Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan of Queens, who would be the first female speaker in state history.