The second trial for New York's former assembly speaker is likely to be a repeat of a 2015 trial, but with language that will conform to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling narrowing the definition of corruption.
A Buffalo teacher is going to Albany as a new member of the New York State Assembly. Erik Bohen beat Erie County Legislator Pat Burke for the seat vacated when Mickey Kearns was elected Erie County Clerk.
Both houses of the New York State Legislature have approved a proposal to make significant changes to New York's medical malpractice law, by allowing patients to sue years after an alleged misdiagnosis or mistreatment for cancer.
Ex-New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver can ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review his case rather than go straight to a retrial. That was the ruling Thursday from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
One week after the New York State Legislature declared the 2017 session over, Gov. Andrew Cuomo commanded lawmakers to return for a special session, beginning at 1 p.m. Wednesday, to deal with some unfinished business.
The New York State legislative session is drawing to a close and Democrats and Republicans are digging in on the remaining issues of 2017. Among them is a measure to extend the New York City mayor’s control of the public schools, which has now been linked to a number of diverse issues affecting people in the rest of the state.
Lawmakers in New York are debating whether to add electronic cigarettes to the state's ban on smoking in public areas like workplaces, bars and restaurants. The state Assembly already has endorsed the idea.
With New York State budget negotiations at an impasse, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has asked legislative leaders to extend last year's budget through the end of May while Democrats and Republicans continue working to settle their differences.
The State Assembly has passed legislation that would strip taxpayer-funded pensions from public officers convicted of corruption, as well as a resolution aimed at preventing conflicts of interest with regard to legislators' outside income.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pressuring state lawmakers to come back in December for a special session that includes a number of reform items to address recent corruption scandals. In exchange, he said, they could potentially be rewarded with a pay raise.
A state ethics investigation has determined that a former assemblyman from western New York mistreated and harassed female employees and abused his office by using state resources for his re-election campaign.
With many local businesses struggling to find skilled workers in technical fields, a local assemblyman is pushing legislation that would create a new graduation option for high school students in New York State.
Senate Republicans say they will break a long standing tradition of boycotting the election of new Regents. They now say they will attend a joint legislative session and that many will vote 'no' over dissatisfaction with the Common Core. It is uncertain whether all four of the incumbent Regents members will be reelected.