Gov. Andrew Cuomo called in Democratic Party stalwarts Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden to endorse him as the incumbent received the overwhelming support of delegates Thursday at the state Democratic Convention on Long Island.
Republicans meeting at the state convention in New York City nominated Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro as their candidate for governor Wednesday and offered a scathing critique of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is seeking a third term in office.
Both major political parties hold their state conventions later this week. The Democrats and the Republicans are holding their events simultaneously, on May 23 and 24, with the Republicans in New York City and the Democrats in Long Island.
Hours after Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo said she is not going to seek the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor, gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro announced that Julie Killian, a former Deputy Mayor in Westchester County and former State Senate candidate will be his running mate.
With Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns speaking out against undocumented immigrants receiving driver's licenses, the issue has taken center stage. One advocate believes Kearns will "find himself on the wrong side of history."
Meghan Maloney de Zaldivar of the New York Immigration Coalition discusses proposed state legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants to receive driver's licenses with WBFO.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand can expect a strong political assault in her re-election campaign against Republican, Conservative and Reform candidate Chele Farley, The challenger made her first visit locally Thursday.
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said he still needs to consult with the other legislative leaders before he can set a date to vote on a replacement for former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to serve out the remainder of the term, which ends Dec. 31.
Buffalo's Common Council has to have its amended version of Mayor Byron Brown's budget back on his desk Tuesday. Council President Darius Pridgen says it is likely to be noticeably different from the original.
The New York State Assembly is set to interview potential replacements Tuesday for former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who resigned May 8 in a domestic violence scandal. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is also trying to put his stamp on the selection process.
Buffalo Common Council members have been peering more closely at the numbers in Mayor Byron Brown's proposed 2018-19 budget. On Tuesday in City Hall, the public will have a chance to air their concerns.
The National Rifle Association filed a lawsuit Friday against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state's financial regulatory agency for what it says is a blacklisting campaign aimed at preventing firms from doing business with the gun owners' group.
A jury has convicted former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver of public corruption charges, dashing the 74-year-old Democrat's second attempt to avoid prison after a decades-long career as one of the most powerful politicians in state government.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that he’s appointed Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas as a special prosecutor to look into the domestic violence accusations against disgraced former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie announced plans for an open interview process for the legislature to appoint a new state Attorney General, now that Eric Schneiderman has resigned over domestic violence allegations.
Green Party gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins is calling for an expansion of public housing in New York State. At the same time, Hawkins is criticizing Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s housing investment strategies.
The news of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's resignation was only a few hours old when names of his possible replacement began to emerge. So it goes in Albany, where politically-laced scandals have become commonplace. Jimmy Vielkind, who covers the state capital for Politico, shared some perspective in an interview with WBFO's Morning Edition.
Jimmy Vielkind of Politico discusses the Eric Schneiderman scandal with WBFO.
Solicitor General Barbara Underwood became acting attorney general on Tuesday, taking over for the disgraced Eric Schneiderman, who resigned after a New Yorker article detailed four women who accused him of numerous instances of physical violence.
Actor Cynthia Nixon, who is running for governor in a Democratic primary against incumbent Andrew Cuomo, released her tax filings on Friday. She and her spouse earned $1.9 million last year and paid nearly $200,000 in taxes.
It’s not unusual for lawmakers in the nation’s capital to crash on the couch in their offices after a long day’s work at the Capitol. But a new bill supported by some representatives who look down on the practice could put an end to that.
Marc Molinaro, the presumptive Republican candidate for governor, released his tax returns for 2017, but his opponent, incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo, raised the stakes, saying his GOP challenger should release 10 years of tax returns.
Western New York political consultant Michael Caputo spent three hours Wednesday in Washington answering questions from a team of investigators from the office of special counsel Robert Mueller. In an interview with WBFO, Caputo declined to get into specifics regarding his testimony. He did indicate, however, that investigators showed little interest in President Trump; their focus was on the consultant's "friends" who were associated with the campaign.
Political consultant Michael Caputo discussed his testimony to special counsel Robert Mueller's team with WBFO's Morning Edition.
For the past dozen years, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown has delivered budget proposals that held the line on property taxes or, in some cases, offered slight decreases. That will change in his thirteenth budget, a proposed $513.6 million spending plan for fiscal year 2018-19 that raises residential and commercial tax rates as well as garbage user fees.