We can all agree all New Yorkers should have access to the vaccines that are recommended for them. The New York State Legislature passed a bil…
"The 2021 session of the New York State Legislature ended last week with a rush of bills winning passage," writes The News' Editorial Board.
The president of the NYIA (New York Insurance Association), Ellen Melchionni, recently wrote “Bill wrongly addresses lead paint health issues,…
It’s a matter of balance, and balance demands that citizens believe what their eyes have seen and then respond appropriately.
The Police Accountability Act would create a "last resort" standard for the use of force by police and make excessive force by an officer a criminal offense.
There will be painful exceptions as businesses, schools and large venues start to consider proof of vaccination or a recent negative coronavirus test as requirements for admission.
After losing a court ruling last week, attorney Steven M. Cohen said it is clear that the state won't reveal even the summary data that would show how Covid-19 has spread in the state.
"The former executive law has been repealed, meaning the petition challenges a law that no longer exists," the judge wrote in his ruling.
The soak-the-rich philosophy favored by the state Democratic Party’s progressive wing carries risks.
Talks continued over a plan to legalize mobile sports gambling and an effort to drive more than $2 billion to migrants in the country illegally and former prisoners.
The final pieces of the budget, which was due by March 31, are still under negotiation, but officials are banking on legalization of mobile sports betting to be in it to help finance massive spending hike desires.
The state’s economy, already hard hit by Covid-19, can ill afford increased consumer costs and the loss of more manufacturing jobs.
As the scandals pile up, the state Legislature voted to revoke Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s emergency powers. But by acting at his weakest, Democrats m…
Robert Mujica, the state’s budget director, said that higher-than-projected tax revenues and federal bailout money will equal about $5 billion to restore a variety of reductions or slower growth proposals Cuomo made just two months ago.
Included in the chamber's version of the state budget plan is Assemblywoman Monica Wallace's proposal to boost access to youth sports and recreation with funds from mobile sports betting – if it becomes legal in New York State
New York State needs to move as fast as possible to restore its economy, and a Legislature that pulls its weight would help, the State Senate's top Republican said Friday.
Assemblyman Bill Conrad, State Sen. Edward Rath III, State Sen. Sean Ryan, and Assemblyman Jon Rivera talk priorities for the coming year.
Another wacko editorial, “Mychajliw’s histrionics.” Instead of going after Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his unconstitutional lockdowns, business clos…
The Town of Tonawanda Police Club in a legal petition argues the town must keep secret several categories of records, primarily unsubstantiated complaints, pending allegations and matters that produced confidential settlements.
The study focused on registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nurses aides.
Victims of childhood sex abuse will now have until next August to file lawsuits under New York’s Child Victims Act.
Residency requirement is one of the police reforms that constituents have told Council members they would like to see.
ALBANY – Senate Republican Leader John Flanagan, a Suffolk County Republican, announced Tuesday he is leaving office sooner than later, opening up the minority leader’s position just months before Democrats are pushing to increase their majority in the November elections. Among those interested in Flanagan’s job: Sen. Patrick Gallivan, an Elma Republican, and Senator Rob Ortt from North Tonawanda.
To help New Yorkers understand how the system is supposed to work, The Buffalo News reached out to the state Unified Court System, which is chiefly responsible for implementing the procedures called for in the new
Of all his accomplishments since becoming governor in 2011, Andrew M. Cuomo may cite passing a string of budgets on time, or nearly on time, more often than any other. But this week, even with his own Democrats now controlling both houses of the State Legislature, the Assembly and Senate appear to be digging in for a fight with the