NY State Politics

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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