ALBANY — While states across the nation are gearing up to make sure all their residents are counted in the 2020 Census, for which representation and billions of federal dollars are at stake, recently released population data from the U.S. Census Bureau has brought projections that New York m…

ALBANY — The start of the second year of a Democratic-controlled state Legislature has the majority excited and optimistic about the passage of bills on their agenda, and on Tuesday, some Democratic lawmakers were certain the Protect Our Courts Act would be one such bill.

ALBANY — The state Senate Democratic majority proposed and passed a package of voting reform bills during the Senate’s first day of session.

ALBANY — A few days after a Supreme Court judge issued a temporary injunction on Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s executive ban on flavored electronic cigarettes, New York legislators gathered with activists, educators and medical providers in Albany to push for the passage of two bills that would eff…

BRUSHTON –– For village Mayor Kevin Pentalow, it was back to business as usual Thursday –– his first Village Board meeting since his release from the Franklin County Jail.

ALBANY –– In the week since New York officially ended cash bail for many nonviolent criminal defendants, concerns over a spate of anti-Semitic incidents and other recent alleged crimes committed by those released under the law have spurred calls to undo parts of the legislation.

MALONE –– New York must encourage growth, state Sen. Betty Little said in response to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s State of the State address Wednesday.

ALBANY — Unity, equality and progressiveness were themes and values heavily stressed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo during his 10th State of the State Address at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center on Wednesday.

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, and Democratic challenger Tedra Cobb broke fundraising records in the fourth quarter of 2019, with Stefanik pulling in $3.2 million and Cobb $2.05 million, the candidates said in separate news releases issued Wednesday.

ALBANY — Continuing the theme of tackling the health care industry, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s latest 2020 State of the State proposal is to increase transparency in health care costs.

Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, said she supports President Donald Trump’s decision to kill the head of an Islamic group the United States designates as a foreign terrorist organization. Her opponent is saying the mission will further escalate tensions in the region. And the president …

Celeste Sloman/New York TimesRep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., poses for a portrait in Washington on Friday. Just over 100 years ago, the first woman was sworn into Congress. Now a record 131 women are serving in the Legislature.

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, last week voted against a bill that would have increased the state and local tax deduction from $10,000 to $20,000 for people filing a joint return and hiked the top marginal tax rate.

KINGSBURY — Farmers are taking their own lives at 3 1/2 times the rate of the general population, which U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said is a problem that needs to be addressed.

MALONE –– The impeachment of President Donald Trump is nothing but a circus, according to Kari Martin of Brushton.

PLATTSBURGH –– Sunrise Adirondacks activists marched through downtown Plattsburgh as snow dusted their yellow beanies and matching signs etched with calls for action on climate change, chanting as they pushed toward congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s office at the Clinton County Government Center.

ALBANY — The number of vaping-related lung illnesses reported to health officials has now reached 200 cases in New York, a fact that could complicate the intense debate at the statehouse over Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s push to legalize the adult use of marijuana.

MALONE –– Andrea Dumas presided over her first meeting as the village of Malone’s newest mayor on Monday, completing part of a personal goal she set for herself 10 years ago.

The text messages arrived on a snowy January afternoon, a few hours after New York’s state ethics commission privately debated whether to investigate a disgraced former aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. They were from a high-ranking government lawyer, sent to one of the commission members.

NEW YORK — New York is joining three other states in appealing a court decision against their lawsuit over a federally-instituted cap on state and local tax deductions, otherwise known as SALT.

ALBANY –– For years, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and some Democratic leaders have had an antagonistic relationship with the left-leaning Working Families Party, a labor-backed group whose increasing influence and independence have only widened the divide.