LOUDONVILLE — New Yorkers are split on how they feel about the new Gov. Kathleen C. Hochul, with many saying they’re happy with her first few weeks in office and many still saying they need more information.
New Yorkers are waiting with bated breath for more concrete parameters within the new recreational marijuana industry after the Senate’s approval this week to appoint two leaders to the entities responsible for licensing and regulating the emerging market.
ALBANY — New York voices are growing louder in protest to statewide COVID-19 mandates with up to 1,000 parents and caregivers of school-aged children rallying outside the Capitol over the weekend demanding face masks be a personal choice for each family when classes resume next week.
ALBANY — Gov. Kathleen C. “Kathy” Hochul vowed to change the culture in Albany and deepen relationships with legislative leaders Tuesday for her ceremonial swearing in as New York’s 57th governor and first female to lead the state.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo maintained his innocence in his final address to New Yorkers on Monday, growing emotional after reviewing the legislative accomplishments of his decade-long administration on his final day in office.
ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo resigned Tuesday in wake of the state attorney general’s damning report that he sexually harassed at least 11 women and fostered a toxic culture in the Executive Chamber, and the Assembly’s swift aim to impeach him within the coming weeks.
ALBANY — The Assembly Judiciary Committee spearheading a scandal-laden impeachment investigation into Gov. Andrew Cuomo will tap experts to testify about the inquiry in public hearings in coming weeks as the five-month probe races to a conclusion.
ALBANY — All state employees and health care workers in state-run hospitals who directly treat patients will be mandated to get a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the summer, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.
THE BRONX — The state will invest $15 million to encourage the last quarter of New York adults to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as new cases increase in communities with low vaccination rates, officials said.
A medical policy at the center of a lawsuit filed by a former prison doctor is no longer in effect in state correctional facilities, removing an approval process that allegedly prevented incarcerated New Yorkers from receiving certain prescription medications and adequate medical care.
The state’s Independent Redistricting Commission will hold a series of preliminary hearings across the state within the next month for New Yorkers to have input in the first draft of its new election district lines.
MALONE — The town of Malone has joined over a dozen rural municipalities, community groups and conservation organizations that filed a lawsuit against the New York State Office of Renewable Energy Siting, Tuesday.
Restaurant owners, distillers and other eateries blasted the state Legislature on Thursday afternoon for not voting this session to legalize to-go alcoholic beverages, which quickly became a staple of the COVID-19 pandemic while helping the hospitality industry stay afloat.
SYRACUSE — The state is less than a tenth of a percent from reversing its COVID-19 and pandemic-era restrictions, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday, before announcing additional incentives to increase the vaccination rate in hundreds of communities.
PLATTSBURGH — Canadian leaders are reportedly contemplating steps that could loosen northern border restrictions as early as June 22, news North Country officials embraced with open arms Tuesday.Assemblyman D. Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay Lake) was among the voices, feeling “our pleas for a pha…
Parole reform activists and formerly incarcerated people heightened their cries across the state this week, pleading with lawmakers to increase New Yorkers’ opportunities to be released from prison as this year’s legislative session draws to a close.
ALBANY — State officials rescinded a new mask mandate for toddlers and children ineligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19 late Monday after day care providers and camp leaders joined a chorus of lawmakers demanding Gov. Andrew Cuomo repeal the federal recommendation.
NEW YORK — Officials announced legislation Friday to require all New York police officers to reserve using lethal force as a last resort when responding to an incident and hold law enforcement accountable, state Attorney General Letitia James said.
WATERTOWN — State police confirmed Wednesday evening that a Carthage man who allegedly shot and killed two people earlier in the day at a Clinton Street real estate office has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
As they wait for the state’s more detailed financial plan, economists and state officials Monday weighed the impacts $2.1 billion in benefits for undocumented New Yorkers in the 2021-22 budget could have on small businesses and the state economy.
ALBANY — Dozens of family members and friends of loved ones who died from COVID-19 in nursing homes joined lawmakers outside the state Capitol on Thursday to mourn the thousands of New Yorkers who died in congregate facilities and designate a statewide day of remembrance in their honor.
ALBANY — State Health Department and Coronavirus Task Force officials are discussing adopting new federal COVID-19 guidelines for public school districts allowing 3 feet for safe social distancing instead of keeping students the typical 6 feet apart.