List by Category: New York News

NY Assembly Speaker Silver Could Face Arrest Today

01.22.15 | Sarah Harnisch

The New York Times says Sheldon Silver's arrest today by Federal authorities on corruption charges is "imminent." It's likely to throw Albany into disarray at the beginning of a new session. The expected charges are related to a probe that began ...

Cuomo Outlines Host of Proposals in State of State Address

01.22.15 | Bill Price

In his state of the state that doubled as a budget presentation, the governor laid out a sprawling list of priorities for 2015. The $142 billion budget includes tax cuts for small businesses and tax relief for homeowners. The governor wants changes ...

Poll Shows NY Voters Support Fracking Ban

01.21.15 | Sarah Harnisch

By a 57 to 23 percent margin, voters said they supported the fracking ban put in place by the Cuomo administration December 17th. That ban ended six years of deliberations by state officials on whether to proceed with the controversial drilling ...

NY' Governor Cuomo Gives His State of the State Address Today

01.21.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Calling it "the most robust state of the state" he's ever done, Cuomo is promising a long list of measures, including tax cuts for small businesses, property tax relief, and efforts to improve public schools. Cuomo is also expected to address a ...

Proposed Changes to NY's Juvenile Prosecutions

01.20.15 | Bill Price

A juvenile justice panel recommends raising the age of criminal responsibility in New York from 16 to 18, shifting non-violent offenses for those under 18 to Family Court, and keeping young people out of adult jails. Those recommendations are part ...

Cuomo Pushes for NY Lawmaker Raise

01.20.15 | Bill Price

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is working on a plan that may give lawmakers their first raise since 1999. On Monday, Cuomo recommended setting up a commission that would evaluate the salaries of lawmakers and statewide officials every 4 years. ...

Cuomo Pushes to End Sexual Assualt at SUNY Schools

01.19.15 | Bob Price

Cuomo says women are too often victims of sexual assault and too often institutions of higher learning try to dissuade reporting the crimes. The affirmative consent, or "yes means yes" policy, mirrors the one that was adopted by SUNY schools in ...

Chemung County Sheriff Eyeing State Office

01.16.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Chris Moss, the Republican candidate who ran for lieutenant governor last year, said he plans to start a campaign committee and explore his options for higher office over the next 4 years. He says he plans to launch a "Sheriff Moss for New York" ...

NY's Cuomo Announces Competition to Get Money Upstate

01.16.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Rochester yesterday to lay out a $1.5 billion deal to create jobs and draw more families upstate. Seven regions of the state, including Central New York, the Fingerlakes and the Southern Tier would vie for three awards ...

NY Governor Cuomo Proposes Property Tax Cut

01.15.15 | FL News Team

Andrew Cuomo is $1.6 billion property tax credit program that would apply to homeowners whose property tax burden is over six percent of their income, and an income less than $250,000. According to the governor, under this plan more than half a ...

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