NY State Politics


Cuomo seeks to change New York law that allows 14-year-olds to marry

03/13/2017 7:45 PM

An overlooked law on the books in New York since 1929 has made it legal for children as young as 14 to marry with parental and


NY Senate passes new anti-BDS legislation

03/08/2017 2:21 PM Updated: 1 month ago

State Senator Elaine Phillips (R-Manhasset) announced that the New York State Senate passed two bills she sponsored to prevent state tax dollars from being used to


BREAKING: At least 10 JCCs targeted in 6th wave of bomb threats

03/07/2017 12:43 PM

Tuesday marks the sixth wave of bomb threats against Jewish institutions, with community centers, day schools and Anti-Defamation League offices targeted. Threats were made before noon against


Jewish cemetery in Rochester vandalized, but is it anti-Semitism?

03/02/2017 1:25 PM Updated: 1 month ago

Five headstones were toppled over this week at the Waad Hakolel Cemetary in Rochester, N. Y., but officials are hesitant to refer to the vandalism as anti-Semitic.


Cuomo will visit Israel this weekend

03/01/2017 5:53 PM

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is visiting Israel this weekend on a economic development trip. Cuomo made the announcement Wednesday at Albany’s Jewish Community Center during an event


Agudath Israel applauds Cuomo’s $25 Million security grant proposal for religious schools

02/24/2017 1:18 PM Updated: 2 months ago

  With rising anti-Semitic incidents around the country and in particular rising hate crimes across New York State, Governor Andrew Cuomo called together leaders from across


Cuomo grants $25 million for private school and yeshiva security

02/23/2017 6:02 PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announced today a $25 million security grant for nonpublic schools. The move was applauded by Teach NYS, a project of the Orthodox Union advocating


Day school advocate: “Schools do not have the necessary resources to handle” anti-Semitism

02/22/2017 12:54 PM

The disturbing rise in anti-Semitic incidents was confronted Wednesday in a conference call hosted by Maury Litwack, the executive director of Teach NYS, a project of


Rockland County GOP criticized as anti-Semitic, again

01/26/2017 5:39 PM Updated: 2 months ago

Lawrence Garvey, chairman of the Rockland County Republican Party, is under attack from what critics are calling an anti-Semitic Facebook post. Garvey intended to criticize last


Sanders joins Cuomo to unveil free college plan

01/04/2017 9:45 AM Updated: 3 months ago

New York (AFP) – New York’s governor unveiled a proposal Tuesday to make public colleges tuition free for low and middle-income students, an idea championed by


Schneiderman calls Cuomo bill “likely unconstitutional” and “a distraction”

12/23/2016 12:33 PM Updated: 4 months ago

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is speaking out against a recently proposed bill by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, calling it “a distraction” and “likely unconstitutional” in a

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NY AG Schneiderman supports NYC purging ID records

12/21/2016 2:33 PM Updated: 4 months ago

In a brief filed Tuesday, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman supported New York City in a lawsuit regarding data collected by the municipal ID card program,


Felder and Golden demand more changes to 421-a

12/14/2016 3:43 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  Brooklyn State Sens. Simcha Felder and Marty Golden are calling for more changes to 421-a, the beleaguered real estate tax break that expired at the


How did Sheldon Silver, out of office for all 2016, spend more this election cycle than any other NY pol?

12/13/2016 1:33 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  Politico reports that Sheldon Silver, former New York Assembly speaker, spent at least $3.6 million dollars of campaign funds since Dec. 2014, despite having resigned


AG Schneiderman: voting problems ‘widespread, systemic and unacceptable’

12/06/2016 4:45 PM Updated: 4 months ago

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman released a report today in response to unhappiness with how primary elections were conducted in the state. In a statement, Schneiderman said


NYS releases list of boycotted BDS companies

12/05/2016 1:59 PM Updated: 4 months ago

By Executive Order 157, signed earlier this year by Governor Andrew Cuomo, the state government cannot do any business with companies that participate in the Boycott,


Gillibrand Objects as Trump Taps ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis for Defense Secretary

12/02/2016 9:00 AM Updated: 4 months ago

  Cincinnati (AFP) – US President-elect Donald Trump said he has picked the tough-talking retired general James Mattis to be his defense secretary as he soaked


New York Expands Medical Marijuana Access

11/23/2016 3:30 PM Updated: 5 months ago

  The New York State Department of Health announced that nurse practitioners will soon be able to prescribe medical marijuana for severely ill patients. “Nearly 19,000

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(Video) Mayor de Blasio Delivers Public Address

11/23/2016 3:00 PM Updated: 5 months ago

Starting at 16:00, Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks to the public by beginning with thanking the First Lady Michelle Obama for her love, explaining how New


Residents in Upstate New York Facing Water Crisis

11/22/2016 6:40 PM Updated: 5 months ago

    Hoosick Falls residents gathered at the Capitol in Albany yesterday to protest the ongoing water crisis in their village and demand Gov. Cuomo to