New York Marijuana Legalization: Bill Officially Dead After Cuomo Announces Lack Of Support In SenateNew York politicians shifted their focus to a bill that would expunge the records of hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers who were arrested for marijuana offenses.
New York Marijuana Legalization: Last-Minute Push To Legalize Underway In AlbanyDespite meeting with members of the Senate and Assembly over the weekend, Gov. Andrew Cuomo says there still isn't a firm proposal in place.
NYS Assembly Passes Bill To End 'Pink Tax,' Stop Companies From Overcharging Women For Basic GoodsA study by officials in New York City found that prices on goods marketed to women are seven percent higher than prices for men's products.
New New York? Lawmaker Proposes Turning NYC, Long Island Into Its Own StateDaphne Jordan's measure defines downstate as all five New York City boroughs, Long Island's Nassau and Suffolk counties, and Westchester and Rockland counties.
Women Band Together To End Sexual Harassment In NYS LegislatureLeah Hebert and Rita Pasarell both say they were sexually harassed while working for Brooklyn assemblyman Vito Lopez.
State Senate Democrats Deal Potential Blow To Amazon DealOpen warfare erupted in the state capital Tuesday over the controversial Amazon deal.
State Lawmakers Adjourn Without Deal To Extend De Blasio's Control Over City SchoolsThe policy, first enacted in 2002, will expire June 30. If it is not renewed control of the nation's largest school system will revert to a mosaic of local school boards.
New York State Lawmakers May Return For Special Session On Pay Hike For ThemselvesNew York lawmakers could be returning to Albany before the end of the year, for a special session focused on a legislative pay hike.
N.Y. State Lawmakers Push For Change To Limitations On Medical Malpractice SuitsIn the waning days of the Albany legislative session, it has become a political hot potato whether to give those misdiagnosed by doctors more time to sue for malpractice.
NYC Tenants Want Change Now As Rent Regulations Set To ExpireTime is running out for the more than 2 million tenants covered by New York City's rent laws while a deal to renew the regulations continues to elude New York state lawmakers.
De Blasio Meeting With State Lawmakers On Rent, SchoolsThe mayor's visit comes at a critical time for lawmakers. The laws governing New York City's rent rules, the tax break and the policy giving the mayor control of local schools are set to expire.
New York Legislators To Push For Criminal Justice ReformsTwo dozen black and Hispanic state legislators promised Wednesday to press for New York criminal justice reforms, citing recent police killings of unarmed young men in the U.S.
NYS Taxpayers To Cover Cost Of Lawsuits Over Alleged Sexual HarassmentUnder New York law, the state defends elected officials who acted in their official capacity.
Dispute Over Abortion Sinks Women's Rights Bills In N.Y. LegislatureA 10-part package of bills intended to protect women’s rights was derailed in the New York State Legislature Friday night, over concerns about a contentions late-term abortion proposal that was included.
Ethics Commission Slaps Vito Lopez With $330,000 FineA state legislative commission on Tuesday levied a fine of $330,000 against a once-powerful assemblyman accused of groping, intimidating and manipulating young female staffers in a 2012 scandal that is still shaking the Assembly.