New York Lawmakers Consider Letting Kids Take Mental Health Days From SchoolA recent study from the Pew Research Center found 70 percent of teens in the U.S. view anxiety and depression as a major problem among their peers.
Former New York State Sen. Bill Larkin Dies At 91Larkin served in the New York Legislature for 40 years, representing the Hudson Valley first in the Assembly and then in the Senate.
Gov. Cuomo Signs 'Green Light Bill' Granting Undocumented Immigrants Access To Drivers' LicensesNew York is now the 13th state to authorize drivers’ licenses for immigrants who entered the United States illegally.
Up In Smoke: Cuomo Admits Legalized Marijuana In New York Doesn't Have Enough Support To Pass"I don't think it's feasible at this point. I don't think it matters how much I push in 11 days. I think when the Senate says we don’t have the votes, I take them at the word," a deflated Cuomo told reporters.
Exclusive: New Senate Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins Sits Down With CBS2For the first time in a decade Democrats will control the state Senate, and for the first time ever, the person at the helm will be a woman. Andrea Stewart-Cousins has big plans for when she rules the roost.
New York State Sen. Jose Peralta Dies At 47Peralta represented the 13th district in Queens from 2010 to 2018. Before that, he was a member of the State Assembly.
Dean Skelos Gets 4 Years, 3 Months In Corruption SentencingFormer New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos has been sentenced to spend more than four years in prison following his conviction in a corruption retrial.
N.Y. State Sen. Simcha Felder Could Become Tie-Breaking Vote In AlbanyFelder, serious and independently minded, has represented Midwood and Borough Park since 2012. He ran as a Democrat but caucuses with the Republicans.
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.
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.'
Long Island Races Could Determine Which Party Controls New York State SenateA neck-and-neck presidential race may be grabbing all the headlines, but there is also a hot contest for control of the New York State Senate.
NY State Senate Candidate Arrested On Grand Larceny Charge, Police SayPolice say Republican Jon Girodes listed his Midtown apartment on Craigslist and received a deposit, but never followed through with the rental.
Long Island 'Red Light Robin Hood' Launches State Senate CampaignA Long Island man who has been waging a one-man war on red-light cameras has launched a campaign for New York State Senate – challenging the majority leader.
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.
State Senate Leader Wants Limit On De Blasio's Control Of NYC SchoolsMayoral control over New York City schools expires at the end of the month, and talk about an extension remains a hot-button political issue.