Schneiderman: Ban Outside Income For State LawmakersCuomo has proposed strengthening outside income reporting but no outright ban.
Watchdog Group Sees Reported Sheldon Silver Probe As Opportunity For Ethics ReformNew York's system of ethics is fundamentally flawed, weak in its language and lacking independent, well-funded oversight, a government watchdog says.
New York City Council Reforms Rules For Discretionary SpendingNew York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has voluntarily given up her authority to decide how a large chunk of the council's discretionary funding is distributed.
Watchdog Group: N.Y. State Auto Insurers Charge Blue-Collar Workers MoreA consumer watchdog group claimed Thursday that the largest auto insurers in New York State are using education legal and occupation to set rates – charging blue-collar workers more for the same policy than college-education professionals.
Gillibrand Joins Advocacy Group For Release Of Dangerous Toy ListU.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) joined an advocacy group Sunday to call for new regulations to protect children from toxic toys.
Voters Encounter Problems At PollsSome New York City voters arrived at their polling places Tuesday to find that machines were never hauled in or supervisors were not present.
Hotline Offering Assistance To NYC Voters Experiencing Issues On Primary Day"It was pretty slow up to 6:20 [a.m.] and then kaboom," Gene Russianoff with the New York Public Interest Research Group said of the calls into the hotline.
NYPIRG Lists 19 Treacherous Toys For 2012 Holiday SeasonWith Christmas just around the corner, the New York Public Interest Research Group is out with a report intended to keep children safe this holiday season.
Report: NY Gov. Cuomo Flew Home In State AircraftNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo used state aircraft for more than a dozen flights to or from his home following statewide tours in which he called for belt-tightening and budget cuts for schools and other services, records show.
NY State To Discuss Indian Point With Nuclear AgencyNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says his staff will meet Tuesday with nuclear regulators to discuss whether a disaster like the one in Japan could happen at the Indian Point power plant.
Report: $246 Million Raised In 2010 NY RacesThe New York Public Interest Research Group said individual contributors accounted for $83 million, or about one-third.
Cuomo Blasts Legislature For Punting On DeficitIn perhaps the harshest assessment he's provided since his election win, Gov.-elect Andrew Cuomo said lawmakers failed to perform when they chose not to address the deficit Monday.
Recycling Advocates: Expanded Bottle Bill A SuccessState and national recycling advocates are hailing the first year of New York's expanded bottle deposit law as a success.
Sheldon Silver's Finances Raise Some QuestionsAccording to public disclosure forms, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver owns stock in over 30 companies -- many of which do business with the state. However, what the forms don't show voters is how much the shares are worth.