NEW YORK — The state upgraded its online coronavirus school tracker Thursday to include a second set of district testing data from COVID-19 diagnostic labs so parents and caregivers of school-age children can monitor more accurate results.

New Yorkers unnecessarily paid more than $706 million in Medicaid payments over three years after oversight in the state Health Department led to improper charges for pharmacy services, according to audits released by the state comptroller Monday.

ALBANY — New York state officials stand ready to sue President Donald Trump and the federal government, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday while snapping back at administration officials after the U.S. Department of Justice made a motion to label New York City an anarchist jurisdiction.

DANNEMORA — Speaking across the street from the Clinton Correctional Facility entrance Friday, Assemblyman D. Billy Jones, D-Chateaugay Lake, and the union representing correctional officers voiced support for measures they say would help ensure the safety of those who cross that threshold e…

Officials are clashing over projected broad 20% cuts to New York’s education budget after the state teachers union filed a lawsuit against the state Wednesday. The suit challenges the executive authority behind budget officials’ anticipated spending reduction amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

ALBANY — The state’s anticipated, broad 20% cuts to education are disgraceful, educators, union representatives, parents and students said outside the Capitol on Thursday, demanding officials stop school funding slashes that devastate the poorest districts.

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump is actively trying to kill New York City, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said before announcing an executive order Tuesday expanding where New Yorkers can submit ballots to cast a vote in the upcoming presidential election.

NEW YORK — Parents and caregivers of school-age children can monitor the number of students and staff infected with COVID-19 when classes resume this week as the state launches an additional coronavirus tracker today.

ALBANY — New York Attorney General Letitia James will take legal action against President Donald Trump if he follows through with his threat to defund New York City, she said Thursday.

ALBANY — New York will unveil an additional public coronavirus interactive tool in the coming days that will track COVID-19 diagnostic tests across schools statewide as in-person classes prepare to resume next week.

In-home visitation programs for new mothers and early childhood learning cannot be slashed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, advocates said Wednesday.

New York state opened an online absentee ballot request portal on Tuesday as part of this year’s efforts to make the Nov. 3 election as safe and socially distanced as possible.

The state must impose greater taxes on New York’s wealthy residents as officials wait for additional federal coronavirus relief, progressive lawmakers said Tuesday, to help close the state’s anticipated two-year $25 billion-plus budget shortfall due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Future coronavirus clusters and the temporary closure of public school districts are inevitable when students return to classes next week, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said, as congregates of students in social settings forced a state college to close over the weekend.

ALBANY — After a sudden reversal of federal coronavirus testing guidelines, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday he would not trust a COVID-19 vaccine and denounced President Donald Trump’s credibility as the U.S. Department of Justice weighs investigating four Democratic states over thousands of…

ALBANY — New York will not implement the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s sudden about-face on COVID-19 testing guidelines, which discourage coronavirus testing for individuals exposed to the virus.

NEW HYDE PARK — The Legislature must amend state law to increase penalties on utility companies, including simplifying the process to revoke a franchise, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday, after companies’ failure to restore electric power after Tropical Storm Isaias earlier this month.

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed three election reform bills Thursday in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

ALBANY — State lawmakers on both sides of the aisle introduced legislation Wednesday demanding an independent investigation into New York’s protocols and COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes.

ALBANY — New Yorkers need to prepare for a possible second wave of the coronavirus this fall, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo urged during a media call Wednesday.

NEW YORK — Gyms statewide –– including the Greater Malone YMCA –– can reopen next week after the indoor exercise facilities were closed in mid-March over concerns about New York’s wave of COVID-19 infections and deaths, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Monday.

ALBANY — New York schools have the green light to reopen this fall as the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic continues, but state infection and transmission numbers remain low, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo took the reins — and literally the gavel — Wednesday afternoon as the leader of the National Governors Association during the bipartisan organization’s annual summer meeting.

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump and the federal government must admit their coronavirus response mistakes and tell the truth to stop the dramatic spread of the virus across U.S. states and territories, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo railed Monday.

ALBANY — Unknown facts about the new coronavirus COVID-19 mainly contributed to the thousands of state virus deaths in nursing homes and adult-care facilities, state Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said during a Legislature hearing Monday.

Eight families whose children were barred from school because of medical vaccination exemptions filed a federal class-action suit against the state Health Department and their respective public school districts to challenge regulations that allow educators to override immunization exemptions…

Essential services will be slashed in next year’s state budget without federal aid to local governments, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Wednesday, pleading in a letter to New York’s federal delegation to ensure $500 billion for localities as lawmakers negotiate the next coronavirus relief bill in…

Statewide, most of the farmers who answered a New York Farm Bureau survey said COVID-19 has at least negatively affected them. Some went as far as to say the pandemic has very negatively affected them.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday announced $1.5 million in funding for Feeding New York State to support its network of 10 regional food banks, as well as local farms, to help provide milk and produce to food-insecure New Yorkers.

Alcohol-buying patrons at eating establishments must also purchase food with their beverages, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said as part of new dining restrictions the state imposed Thursday to prevent a resurgence of the coronavirus in New York.

ALBANY — County sheriffs proposed upgrading resisting arrest to a felony charge and making certain offenses against police a hate crime as part of 10 legislative proposals they plan to send Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and New York lawmakers this week to protect law enforcement statewide.

State officials are meeting travelers who arrive in New York to ensure they self-isolate for two weeks as Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo expanded the quarantine order to four additional states Tuesday.