Voters support increasing the state’s minimum wage and are wary of the current campaign finance proposal, while the Cuomo popularity bubble loses a little air and the state legislature gets its best marks in years a new poll by Siena Research Institute finds.
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A day after declaring themselves deadlocked, jurors in the Pedro Espada, Jr. corruption case were back deliberating for a ninth day — asking the court for articles of evidence and requesting the judge clarify how voting might work for a partial verdict.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has been an earlier leader in the polls for mayor. But a new Quinnipiac University survey finds Kelly behind the top three Democratic contenders in head-to-head match ups.
The jury in the federal corruption trial of former New York State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. will head back to court Thursday for one last try at reaching an agreement on any of the charges facing Espada and his son, Pedro G. Espada. The jurors sent a note to the judge on Wednesday saying they "could not arrive at a unanimous decision concerning the defendants."
A machine malfunction that caused phantom votes led votes to go uncounted in the 2010 elections in the South Bronx, according to a new report.
After more than a week of deliberations, the jury in the corruption trial of former state senator Pedro Espada Jr. and his son appears to be deadlocked. The two are accused of siphoning off hundreds of thousands of dollars from a charitable health clinic for personal gain.
Former and current state elected officials spent a good amount of time arguing over who should get credit for the nanotech facility visited by President Barack Obama on Tuesday. The person who was basking in the glow of recognition--Governor Andrew Cuomo--went largely unmentioned for his narrative grab on the issue, in another example of how politically untouchable the governor has become.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed better protections for about a million New Yorkers with disabilities and special needs under state-funded care through a new agency with authority to monitor the system and investigate and prosecute abuse claims.
Former state Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada is currently facing charges that he looted around a half million dollars from the nonprofit Soundview Healthcare Network, but it is far from the first time the politician has had brushes with the law. WNYC created an interactive look back at Espada's fraught history with the rules dating back to 2000.
As we saw with campaign finance, the Republican-controlled state Senate may be the place where issues close to Democrats' hearts, like the DREAM fund, go to die.
A disgraced New York politician accused of using taxpayer money to fund his 2006 campaign has pleaded guilty to fraud charges.
Latino voters in the new 6th Congressional district in Queens are getting robocalled by Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez starting today, urging them to vote for Assemblywoman Grace Meng in the June 26 primary.
In a letter signed by female Democratic state senators to the senate's Republican majority leader, Dean Skelos, Senate Democrats accuse their Republican colleagues of waging the "war on women" here in New York.
In a unanimous decision, New York State's highest court on Thursday upheld Senate Republicans’ plans for a 63-seat chamber, removing one of the last remaining hurdles to the redistricting deal struck by state legislators and Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Arguing among the jurors deliberating on federal corruption trial of former state Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada has escalated to the point where the judge in the case has decided to speak with one of the jurors, court house sources confirm.