New York State May Pass Law Requiring Back Seat Passengers To Buckle UpA bill to make back-seat seat belt use mandatory passed the New York Senate in May. The Assembly is expected to vote on the bill.
Sources To CBS2: De Blasio Rejected Offer To Raise Minimum WageSources say the offer to hike the minimum wage was offered as part of a deal to revamp disability pensions for cops and firefighters injured in the line of duty.
NY Legislative Leaders Reach Deal On State Budget, Rent ControlThe state's rent regulations had expired June 16 but were temporarily extended as lawmakers continued to negotiate.
Optimism High As N.Y. Senate Again Backs Legalizing MMAWith MMA star Ronda Rousey in Albany earlier Tuesday lobbying for its passage, supporters in the Democrat-controlled Assembly say they believe momentum is building.
New York Legislature Approves Medical Marijuana The New York Senate has voted to legalize marijuana to alleviate pain and other symptoms for some severely ill patients.
State Senate Votes To Approve Legislation To Legalize MMA In New YorkThe state Senate voted 43-14 Wednesday to again approve legislation to make New York the 46th state to legalize and regulate the sport, though opposition remains in the Assembly
NYC Clerk Prepares Gender-Neutral Marriage Forms For Possible Gay Marriage LegalizationThe current form asks for one bride's name and one groom's name. The gender-neutral versions would allow each person to choose whether he or she is a bride, groom or spouse.
Koch: GOP Senate Punts On Redistricting ReformFormer New York City Mayor Ed Koch said the state Senate's Republican majority was "dishonorable" for putting off the critical redistricting reform they promised in last fall's election.
Vote Recount Returns NY Senate Majority To GOPRepublicans on Saturday regained control of New York's Senate beginning in January after a recount in a key seat on Long Island certified that the GOP candidate won.
NY State Senate Control Unknown Amid Close RacesA wild night of seesawing race totals and margins as close as a single vote Tuesday have left majority control of New York's state Senate uncertain, but with Republicans having a good chance of seizing control of the chamber.
NY Sens. Schumer, Gillibrand Both Seek New TermNew York's Democratic Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand both sought a new term Tuesday, a political novelty stemming from Gillibrand's appointment last year.
Senate Candidate Accused Of Stalking Drops Out Of Race
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.