New York Marijuana Legalization: Scramble To Get Something Done Before End Of Legislative Session StallsThe bill to legalize marijuana in New York appears to be on life support. Lawmakers are focusing instead on a bill to expunge the records of tens of thousands previously convicted.
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.
New York Legislature Ends 2018 Session With Several Big-Ticket Items Left UndoneLawmakers couldn’t find the time to reach agreements on things like sports betting, revenge porn or keeping guns out of schools.
State Lawmakers To Reconvene To Try Again On Mayoral Control Of NYC SchoolsLess than a week after they ended their regular session, state lawmakers are returning to Albany to try again when it comes to extending mayoral control of schools in New York City.
Albany OKs Early Sunday Alcohol Sales, Plan To Fight HeroinThe Senate and Assembly wrapped up their work after passing scores of bills and coming to a final agreement on a one-year extension of the policy giving Mayor Bill de Blasio control over New York City schools.
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.
NY Lawmakers Will Consider Increased Taxes On Certain ItemsNew York's Legislature will consider taxes at its next public hearing on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed budget.
Poll: New Yorkers Want Property Tax CapA poll said the New York Legislature's top priority heading into the final weeks of the 2011 session should be passing a property tax cap. The Siena College poll said the next priorities should be an ethics reform law followed by extending rent control laws in New York City.
Source: NY Legislature Won't Address $315M DeficitA senior official with the Senate's Democratic majority says the Legislature won't act on Gov. Paterson's plan to reduce the deficit, the main purpose of Monday's special session.
New York Legislature Due Back For Possible Budget VoteThe budget battle continues in New York as the state Legislature gets ready to return to session Tuesday. The budget was originally due April 1.