With only days until the April 1 budget deadline, New York lawmakers are racing to find a compromise on a climate and energy plan. The outcome will fundamentally change the state economy and daily life for millions. Here is how each of the proposals would affect your household.
Two Western New Yorkers are on a state judicial panel's shortlist to succeed Janet DiFiore as chief judge of the New York Court of Appeals.
In a rare move, the Erie County Democratic Committee has chosen not to endorse any of the four potential candidates who showed interest in the seat of incumbent Council President Darius G. Pridgen, who is not seeking re-election.
Residents in three villages in Niagara County and 10 villages in Erie County went to the polls Tuesday. Here are the results.
New York is overhauling campaign finance. But not the loophole that makes party fundraising stronger
A major change to New York's campaign finance law has taken effect, with the aim of reducing donors' influence on state government. But one type of fundraising account remains untouched – and the fundraising powers of state political parties are only growing.
"My view of social media, especially on Twitter, was to kind of provoke conversation and influence the algorithm," Chrissy Casilio said.
President Biden has approved a major disaster declaration to help in recovery from the Christmas blizzard, Gov. Kathy Hochul reported Wednesday night on Twitter.
The Long Island Republican and son-in-law to former President Richard M. Nixon, who served as New York's GOP chairman for a decade until 2019, has secured the support of enough Republican leaders to return as chairman when the committee meets Monday in Albany.
Matt Dearing joins a crowded field of candidates for the Ellicott District seat.
Matt Dearing talks about his run for office in city government.
In race for Ellicott District Council seat, departing Pridgen supports political veteran Halton-Pope
With outgoing Ellicott District Council Member Darius Pridgen at her side, Leah Halton-Pope announced she will seek the Ellicott District seat and said if elected she intended to “continue the progress” started by Pridgen.
Longtime Buffalo police officer Cedric Holloway declared his intent Saturday morning to run and Leah Halton-Pope, senior policy adviser for Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, planned to make a similar announcement Sunday.
Cedric Holloway spent more than 30 years in the Buffalo Police Department and two decades as a youth mentor. But at 57, he's never held a role in government. On Saturday surrounded by friends and supporters, Holloway announced that he will run for the Ellicott District seat on the Buffalo Co…
Longtime Buffalo police officer, youth mentor Cedric Holloway eyes Council seat in Ellicott District
Holloway is vying for the city government seat along with Rev. Michael Chapman, the pastor of St. John Baptist Church, and Matt Dearing, a former staff member for New York State Assemblyman Patrick Burke.
The redistricting, which reflects population changes and is done every 10 years, primarily affects voters in Niagara Falls, the Town of Niagara and Lockport, Niagara County Elections Commissioners Lora Allen and Jennifer Sandonato said.
Lackawanna Democrats have endorsed Mayor Annette Iafallo for re-election.
Peter Hojczyk, a resident who regularly speaks up during public comment periods to question Emminger over town operations, has received the Republican endorsement to challenge Emminger's re-election bid.
Conservative Party Chairman Ralph C. Lorigo this week told The Buffalo News that Conservative Party workers are carrying designating petitions for Harold W. "Budd" Schroeder as the party's candidate for county executive.
Chapman is vying to replace Council President Darius G. Pridgen, who announced he will not seek re-election to the seat he has held for 12 years.
Nearly $140M from federal government will go to contaminated site cleanups, waterways in Western New York
The work will be carried out by the Buffalo District of the Army Corps of Engineers.
WASHINGTON – If that Chinese spy balloon that hovered across America for days last month freaked you out, know this: It revealed a gap in what America can detect in its skies.
Democrats have a chance in November to make inroads in Clarence and Grand Island, where Republicans today hold every elected town office.
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Flynn is the lone Democrat on the board.
Casilio, a businesswoman who has never run for elected office, will need to overpower three-term incumbent Mark C. Poloncarz and raise an estimated $1 million if she stands a chance at an upset victory.
Nate McMurray, the former Grand Island supervisor who narrowly lost a congressional bid to Republican Chris Collins in 2018, has ended his Democratic candidacy for Erie County executive less than a month after announcing it.
At a recent House subcommittee meeting, Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., tried to make the case that if stories about a laptop belonging to President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, were more widely publicized, more people would have changed their votes in the 2020 election.
The Erie County Republican Committee this weekend endorsed a Clarence businesswoman who is a political newcomer to challenge County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz in November.
Erie County Democrats endorse Zeneta Everhart for Masten District of Common Council, two more for city seats
The political rise of Zeneta Everhart continued Saturday when she received the Erie County Democratic Party endorsement to represent the Masten District for the Buffalo Common Council, Democratic chairman Jeremy J. Zellner confirmed.
Pushing back against the suggestion, made by some GOP insiders, that a recent controversy over radio and print advertisements paid for by his office had dimmed his standing in the race, Kearns said the decision was his alone.
Erie County Republicans on Saturday plan to settle on a candidate to challenge County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, the Democratic incumbent who is seeking an unprecedented fourth term.