Despite tough opposition, a Buffalo native has been named to serve as the next Secretary of Labor. The senate voted 54-to 46 today confirming Thomas Perez after a four month-long fight over President Obama's nominee.
Governor Cuomo’s Moreland Act Commission to investigate the legislature is not the first time a Governor created a penal to probe state lawmakers. In fact, Cuomo’s own father did it a quarter century ago, with mixed results.
A historic immigration reform bill was passed by the U.S. Senate late Thursday afternoon. If approved in the House, citizenship would be provided to 11 million immigrants already living in America illegally.
When state lawmakers approved a bill to permit new gambling casinos in the final hours of the legislative session, they left something out. A provision to ban campaign contributions to legislators from gambling corporations did not end up in the final version.
Governor Andrew Cuomo says he's trying to come up with "an amicable resolution" to the dispute over the Peace Bridge. Cuomo met with high ranking Canadian officials in his New York City office for several hours Saturday. During a visit to Buffalo Monday, Cuomo told WBFO's Chris Caya negotiations are ongoing.
It's unclear if this weekend's meeting between Governor Cuomo and the Canadian Ambassador to the United States will bring a resolution to the ongoing feud involving the Peace Bridge Authority. Both parties had little to say about the talks, though they did report some progress on the matter.
There’s three days left in the legislative session, and chances are dimming for a settlement on an abortion rights provision in a women’s equality act, and for reform of campaign financing and other anti-corruption measures.
The recent spate of legislative scandals in Albany appear to be taking a toll on Governor Cuomo. A new poll from Siena College find Cuomo's ratings among registered voters are at their lowest level since he took office.
As a recent poll shows his job approval rating dropping, Governor Andrew Cuomo hit the road Wednesday to campaign for his Public Trust and Campaign Finance Reform Bill. The governor admitted aspects of his plan are unlikely to pass this session.
Hundreds gathered at the State Capitol Wednesday to rally for public financing of political campaigns. The measure remains in limbo in the State Senate and Governor Cuomo faces questions on whether he is working hard enough for the proposal to pass.
Governor Andrew Cuomo, who still has not issued a decision on whether hydro fracking should be allowed in New York, is backing further away from the controversial gas drilling process in his economic development plans for the future.
The scandal enveloping Brooklyn State Assemblyman Vito Lopez could have wider implications. Lopez is resigning from the Assembly Monday in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal. But as WBFO's Mark Scott reports, there are growing calls for Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to step down.
The Legislative Ethics Commission released a report on the sexual harassment allegations against Assemblyman Vito Lopez. It finds Lopez violated the public officers law and engaged in “willful and prolonged mistreatment” of his female staff.