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Assembly poised to begin budget voting

March 31, 2015 | 02:29 PM
The Assembly is set to vote on a comprehensive budget bill that includes increased ...more»

Cuomo bans state-funded travel to Indiana

March 31, 2015 | 12:43 PM
Publicly funded travel to the state of Indiana that is not essential to law ...more»

Done Deal: Leaders agree on $142 billion budget deal

March 30, 2015 | 03:46 PM
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker ...more»

‘Spending in the shadows’

March 30, 2015 | 03:45 PM
A report by a leading Albany watchdog group found lump sum funds which can ...more»

We need to make it harder for our public servants to be corrupted by greed

March 30, 2015 | 03:43 PM
One of the ironies of the current debate over ethics reform in the state Legislature, ...more»

Alix’s Law passes Senate

March 30, 2015 | 03:41 PM
A bill which would tighten the law on drunk drivers who cause harm to others ...more»

NYSCOPBA ad campaign spurs debate over prisoners’ rights and guards’ safety

March 30, 2015 | 03:36 PM
The New York State Corrections Officers and Police Benevolent Association is ...more»

Poverty spreading among minorities in upstate cities

March 30, 2015 | 03:35 PM
Child poverty has spread across upstate New York, from Buffalo to Newburgh, ...more»

Senate task force to study workforce development issues

March 30, 2015 | 03:28 PM
Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, R-Rockville Centre, announced the creation ...more»

District moves toward skipping high-stakes tests

March 30, 2015 | 03:25 PM
An upstate New York school district has moved a step closer to boycotting the ...more»

Assembly bill would ban pet devocalization

March 30, 2015 | 03:24 PM
The Assembly has passed a bill that would ban a procedure that alters the vocal ...more»

Bill would ban Internet sales of academic papers

March 30, 2015 | 03:23 PM
The Senate unanimously passed a bill that would update state law prohibiting ...more»

Lentol pushing for music production tax credit

March 30, 2015 | 03:21 PM
Assemblyman Joseph Lentol was joined last week by a coalition of music industry ...more»

Clinton loses inches on her huge 2016 lead in NY

March 30, 2015 | 03:19 PM
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gets 51 percent in a possible 2016 ...more»

Bill protects against workplace violence by former employees

March 30, 2015 | 03:18 PM
The senate has passed a bill that could better protect workplaces against violence ...more»

Lawsuit: BBQ chain doesn't pay fair wages to tipped workers

March 30, 2015 | 02:50 PM
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A lawsuit filed against the popular Dinosaur Bar-B-Que ...more»

GNC reaches deal with NY AG over Herbal Plus products

March 30, 2015 | 02:48 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — GNC Holdings Inc. said Monday that it has reached a deal ...more»

NY state budget deal: Big tax cut for yacht owners

March 30, 2015 | 02:12 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — There's no minimum wage hike or property tax relief, ...more»

MMA amateurs say NY should let them turn pro here

March 30, 2015 | 02:09 PM
COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — At the gym just down the road from New York's Capitol, ...more»

Northeast, despite highest gas costs, resists more pipelines

March 30, 2015 | 02:01 PM
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — There is near universal agreement that the Northeast ...more»

NY starts out-of-network health coverage protections

March 30, 2015 | 01:54 PM
New protections against big surprise medical bills are starting in New York. ...more»

Budget leaves lawmakers with a long to-do list

March 29, 2015 | 08:49 AM
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget recommendation this year came crammed with big policy ...more»

Mixed reviews for Cuomo's 'Hunger Games' competitive streak

March 27, 2015 | 08:42 AM
It seems to be his nature. From the bruising basketball games he once played ...more»
Winning numbers drawn in 'Mega Millions' game
ATLANTA (AP) -- The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were:...
NY Lottery
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- These New York lotteries were drawn Tuesday:...
New York lawmakers OK budget with new teacher evaluations
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York lawmakers approved legislation Tuesday night to overhaul statewide teacher evaluations, which would require firing those found ineffective three years in a row...
New York lawmakers rush to beat midnight budget deadline
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York lawmakers worked into the night Tuesday with the goal of approving the final provisions of the state budget, including changes to teacher evaluations and an ethics proposal intended to address corruption in Albany...
Winning numbers drawn in 'Take 5' game
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the New York Lottery's "Take 5" game were:...
Winning numbers drawn in 'Megaplier' game
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the "Megaplier" game were:...
NYPD: Man shoots, wounds 2 women before killing himself
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police say a man in Queens shot and wounded his wife and another woman before killing himself...
Nets back into 8th, beat Pacers for fourth straight win
NEW YORK (AP) -- Lionel Hollins was surprised how quickly his team built a big lead...
NY Legislature OKs new income disclosure rules for lawmakers
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York lawmakers have passed new ethics rules requiring them to disclose more about money they make from outside jobs...
State Department found 4 emails about drones sent by Clinton
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department says it can find only four emails sent between former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and her staff concerning drone strikes and certain U...
Kreider's 3rd-period goal gives Rangers 3-2 win over Jets
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) -- Chris Kreider scored with 3:46 left in the third period, and Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers rallied to beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 on Tuesday night...
Johnson's OT goal lifts Blue Jackets over Devils 3-2
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- After a season filled with injuries, the Columbus Blue Jackets are getting healthy...
Argentina beats Ecuador 2-1 in friendly match
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Sergio Aguero and Javier Pastore scored in each half and Argentina defeated Ecuador 2-1 in a friendly match Tuesday...
Trevor Noah defends self in backlash to old tweets
NEW YORK (AP) -- Trevor Noah, the newly announced host of "The Daily Show," rejected the backlash over his graphic tweets targeting Jews and women as an unfair reflection of him and his comedy...
Jets to stay at home for training camp instead of Cortland
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Jets are camping at home this summer...
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 10' game
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the New York Lottery's "Pick 10" game were:...
Winning numbers drawn in 'Numbers Evening' game
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the New York Lottery's "Numbers Evening" game were:...
Winning numbers drawn in 'Win 4 Evening' game
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the New York Lottery's "Win 4 Evening" game were:...
NY Gov. Cuomo bans some state-funded travel to Indiana
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday banned nonessential, state-funded travel to Indiana over its religious freedom law that critics say opens the door to discrimination against gays and lesbians...
Tanaka gives up 3 runs as Yankees lose to Twins 3-1
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Masahiro Tanaka gave up three runs in 4 1-3 innings Tuesday and declared himself healthy and ready for the season following the New York Yankees' 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins...

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