Lawmakers On Long Island Begin Pushing 'Death By Dealer' Bill To Curb Rash Of Fatal Drug OverdosesFatal drug overdoses have surged during the pandemic. Pushers and suppliers currently charged only with criminal sale of a controlled substance may soon face tougher penalties.
Florida Collapse Gets Engineers, Lawmakers Thinking About Structural Integrity Of Buildings Along New York's CoastlineIn the wake of the tragic building collapse in Florida, there are calls for New York state to bolster its requirements for aging buildings in our coastal communities.
New York Lawmakers Push For Minimum Standard Curriculum On Holocaust Education Amid Surge Of Hate CrimesA recent survey found nearly one-fifth of adults under 40 in New York believe Jews caused the Holocaust and nearly a third believe it's a myth.
COVID Progress: With Memorial Day Approaching, Long Island Lawmakers Say It's Time For Beach Capacity To Be IncreasedLong Island political leaders are calling on state officials to allow their beaches to open at normal 100% capacity.
Higher State Taxes, Federal Stimulus To Fund Expanded Pre-K On Long IslandA flood of new money from higher state taxation and federal stimulus funding is coming to Long Island.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo Unveils State Budget With Hopes Of Receiving $15 Billion From WashingtonCall it a tale of two states -- one with drastic cuts and tax hikes, or one with loads of new programs to begin the COVID recovery.
'They've Earned It': Parents, Seniors Hope New York Follows New Jersey's Lead To Allow In-Person GraduationsThrough petitions and Facebook groups, they're asking school districts for something more traditional than virtual graduations and car parades.
De Blasio Throws Cold Water On Warm Dreams Of New York City Beaches Being Open For Memorial DayMayor Bill de Blasio delivered a beach bummer on Friday, saying New York City's beaches will remain closed because he can't open them safely.
New York State Senators Urge Cuomo To Safely Reopen Beaches By SummerState senators say they are hopeful a plan can be hashed out to open New York's beaches, perhaps in early June.
Long Island Officials Working Together On Summer Beach Procedures To Avoid Coronavirus SpreadSen. Todd Kaminsky says from the Rockaways in New York City to New York State's Jones Beach, there could be anarchy among cooped-up residents or a free-for-all without a plan.
Bail Reform: State Senate Democrats Propose Fix For Controversial New LawGov. Andrew Cuomo appeared to support the Senate plan, saying he proposed the same thing last year.
Bail Reform: NY Senate Majority Leader Ready To Consider Changes To Controversial New LawsIn the three days since New York's criminal justice reform law took effect, people charged with committing anti-Semitic hate crimes have made headlines because, under the law, judges freed them without bail.
New York Lawmaker Urging Long Island Residents To Fight Another Rate Hike Attempt From National Grid“Utilities are always asking for more, more, more and I think New Yorkers are fed up,” Sen. Todd Kaminsky said.
State Senator Talks On NYC Congestion Pricing, Bringing Amazon HQ Deal Back To LifeState Sen. Todd Kaminsky talks on congestion pricing and New York's last-ditch effort to bring the Amazon deal for a headquarters in Long Island City back to life.
LIRR: Port Washington Service Restored Following Broken RailLong Island Sen. Todd Kaminsky is calling on the LIRR to look into the recent delays and cancellations.