NY State Politics


Sanders joins Cuomo to unveil free college plan

01/04/2017 9:45 AM Updated: 2 weeks 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: 1 month 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: 1 month 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: 1 month 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: 1 month 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: 1 month 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: 1 month 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: 1 month 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: 2 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: 2 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: 2 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


Trump to Change Fraud Laws, but AG Schneiderman Will Fight Him

11/17/2016 4:30 PM Updated: 2 months ago

  New York has been using the Martin Act for over a decade to prosecute financial fraud and improprieties. Given the preeminence of New York City


Former Cuomo Aide to Leave Port Authority

11/17/2016 12:30 PM Updated: 2 months ago

  Port Authority Vice-chair Steve Cohen, a former Gov. Andrew Cuomo aid, has been absent at today’s executive Port Authority meetings, and Politico is reporting today


This Is the Conflict That Could Stall 421-a, Again

11/16/2016 6:30 PM Updated: 2 months ago

  A conflict on union wages derailed reinstatement of the 421-a tax rebate back in January, stifling new building in New York City. After much negotiation,


Graffiti Warns Ramapo Residents: “No Jews” in New Homes

11/14/2016 3:31 PM

  Police are investigating an alleged hate crime today after a Rampao resident reported anti-Semitic graffiti. The graffiti was found on Carteret Dr. in northeast Ramapo,


State Police Investigating Anti-Semitic Trump Graffiti as Hate Crime

11/14/2016 10:30 AM Updated: 2 months ago

  Today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the State Police and the State Division of Human Rights are investigating an alleged hate crime in Wellsville,

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Cuomo Offers New York as a ‘Refuge’ From Trump’s America

11/13/2016 2:30 PM Updated: 2 months ago

Builders, Cuomo Celebrate 421-a Reinstatement

11/11/2016 12:24 PM

Politicians and lobbyists in Albany have reached a deal to reinstate the 421-a tax credit, which encourages developers to build affordable housing. The credit has lapsed for


State Senate Stays Republican

11/09/2016 9:00 AM Updated: 2 months ago

  Although vote counts are not yet final, it appears that the New York State Senate is staying Republican, with the GOP having won 32 of

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Trump is not a True New Yorker, Implies Cuomo

10/31/2016 2:30 PM Updated: 2 months ago

A county Democratic dinner was held in Queens on Thursday, where Cuomo took the opportunity to slam the GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, claiming that he