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.
New York State Lawmakers Pass Crackdown On Teen Texting And DrivingThe New York State Legislature on Wednesday passed a new law cracking down on young drivers who are caught texting and driving.