CARS HOMES JOBS
 
ALBANY

NY lawmaker: 12,000 disabled waiting for care

Thursday, June 19, 2014
New York lawmakers have passed legislation intended to clear what one lawmaker calls a waiting list of 12,000 disabled individuals who need services or housing.
 
Deal struck on medical marijuana
ALBANY

Deal struck on medical marijuana

Thursday, June 19, 2014
New York was set to become the 23rd state to legalize medical marijuana under an agreement announced by legislative leaders Thursday.
 
ALBANY

Bill would give teachers Common Core safety net

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Low-performing teachers in New York won't be at risk of losing their jobs based simply on their students' performance on the new Common Core tests under proposed legislation.
 
Minimum wage debate pits cities against states
ALBANY

Minimum wage debate pits cities against states

Thursday, June 19, 2014
The minimum wage has emerged as perhaps the top issue of a newly emboldened, urban liberal movement that in many places is led not by governors or state lawmakers, but by local leaders backed by organized fast-food workers.
 
ALBANY

NY lawmakers work toward adjournment

Thursday, June 19, 2014
New York lawmakers are working to end their session with votes on scores of bills, though deals on medical marijuana and women's equality measures remain elusive in the final hours.
 
NY lawmakers craft legislation to cut heroin abuse
ALBANY

NY lawmakers craft legislation to cut heroin abuse

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
State lawmakers have agreed on legislation to curb the growing heroin epidemic in New York.
 
ALBANY

NY Senate votes to expand sex harassment law

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The New York Senate has passed legislation to broaden sexual harassment laws — but it may languish because of an abortion-related legislative standoff.
 
ALBANY

NY lawmakers OK bill to curb child identity theft

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Lawmakers in New York state have passed a proposal designed to help parents prevent their children from becoming the victims of identity theft.
 
ALBANY

NY legislators want better foster care background

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
New York legislators have approved amending state law to require agencies placing children in foster care first check whether prospective parents have done it before and provided poor or questionable care.
 
CAPITOL

UPDATE: NY Senate passes night court bill

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
A bill sponsored by Sens. Hugh Farley, R-Niskayuna, and Kathleen Marchione, R-Halfmoon, that would allow cities with fewer than 250,000 residents to host night court passed in the state Senate.
 
DELANSON

Bill expands pool of eligible firefighters for Delanson department

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
A bill that would give the Delanson Volunteer Fire Department a larger recruiting pool was unanimously approved Tuesday by the state Assembly.
 
Cuomo rejects newly amended medical marijuana bill
ALBANY

Cuomo rejects newly amended medical marijuana bill

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Gov. Andrew Cuomo quashed a newly amended bill that would legalize medical marijuana, saying Tuesday he would not sign the bill into law if it passed both chambers of the Legislature, even as negotiations continued.
 
ALBANY

Advocates, lawmakers rally for women's rights

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
In a last ditch effort to win legislation combatting human trafficking and discrimination against pregnant women, lawmakers and advocates were in Albany Tuesday calling for action by the Democratic-led Assembly, even if it means breaking up a bill package the chamber wants to keep together.
 
ALBANY

New York governor signs law keeping Tesla sales

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that lets Tesla Motors keep its five retail locations in the state while strengthening auto dealer franchise protections.
 
ALBANY

NY Assembly passes fracking ban; Senate hopes dim

Monday, June 16, 2014
New York's state Assembly has voted to ban hydraulic fracturing for natural gas for three years, but that's as far as the bill is likely to go.
 
 

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