New York State Assemblyman David Gantt Dies At Age 78Gantt represented parts of the city of Rochester and the town of Gates since 1983.
Federal Appeals Court Throws Out Three Counts Against Former NYS Assembly SpeakerHe now faces re-sentencing and is likely to get a lesser prison term.
Lawmakers Propose Bill To Let New Yorkers Bring Their Own To-Go ContainersAssemblywomen Jen Metzger and Patricia Fahy introduced the “Right to Refill Act” earlier this week.
State Leaders OK New Rental Protections For Pricey NYCMore than one million apartment dwellers in and around New York City are getting new protections against big rent increases under a landmark tenants' rights bill signed into law Friday.
New York Lawmakers Reach Deal To Protect NYC Tenants, Impose New Rent Restrictions Across StateIt includes new restrictions on how much the rent can be increased in units covered by the regulations and would put an end to a landlord's ability to remove a unit from rent stabilization based on a tenant's income.
New York Assemblyman Herman 'Denny' Farrell Dies At 86Farrell spent 42 years in office and earned respect for working across the political aisle.
NYS Assemblyman Circumvents Transportation Chair, Forces Angelica’s Law Onto AgendaTen years ago, 14-year-old Angelica Nappi was killed by a driver who had no business on the road. Since then, her mother has been pushing for Angelica’s Law, but her efforts have been blocked by one powerful leader in Albany.
New York State Lawmaker Looks To Outlaw The Recording Of Violent CrimesThe victim in the senseless beating is her 15-year-old daughter. Someone recorded the attack on their phone and shared it with the world.
N.Y. State Assembly Passes Bills Strengthening Protections For ImmigrantsThe New York State Assembly has passed a series of bills strengthening protections for immigrants – including one that makes New York a sanctuary state.
City Officials Hand Out Reusable Bags Ahead Of ‘Carryout Bag Law’ ImplementationThe Department of Sanitation and City Councilman Ben Kallos were handing out free reusable bags to help residents prepare for the implementation of a new 'carryout bag law.'
New York State Lawmakers To Take Up Right To Die Legislation AgainNew York state lawmakers will again consider legislation that would authorize people with terminal illnesses to request life-ending drugs from a physician.
N.Y. Assembly Members Vote To Strengthen Abortion ProtectionsThe New York State Assembly has voted to strengthen the state’s abortion protections in advance of the Trump presidency.
New York Assemblyman Bill Nojay Fatally Shoots Himself In CemeteryA New York state assemblyman facing a Republican primary challenge next week and a fraud trial in Cambodia has killed himself.
State Lawmakers Include Plan To Expand Boozy Sunday Brunch Times, Fight Opioid AddictionBoozy Sunday brunches, expanded screening for breast cancer and a plan to confront opioid addiction all came out on top Friday as New York state lawmakers wrapped up the 2016 session.
Former Speaker Silver Disbarred 4 Months After ConvictionFormer New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has lost his license to practice law, four months after he was convicted of fraud and extortion.