Budget negotiations are expected to get serious at the New York State Capitol this week, with the spending plan due at the end of the month.
The state Senate and Assembly are due to put out separate budget resolutions Wednesday, the first step toward reaching a final deal with Gov. ...
"The state is going in the wrong direction," Astorino says.
Assembly Democrats have approved a one house version of the Dream Act, a bill to give college aid to the children of undocumented immigrants. They're now urging the Senate to follow suit.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who calls the Dream Act a top priority, blamed opposition among Senate Republicans for ...
The state Board of Regents at the last minute reversed course and decided not to hold a final vote on some changes to weaken implementation of the Common Core standards in New York.
The Regents were set to vote to delay the effects of Common Core on high school seniors ...
The Governor's promise to cut and freeze some taxes will get some scrutiny during budget hearings in Albany on Monday
During testimony before a legislative hearing on Monday, Dr. Nirav Shah said he's not ready to share a progress report with New Yorkers.
The state’s health commissioner is scheduled to testify before the legislative fiscal committee Monday morning.
Opponents of the controversial extraction technique can breathe a sigh of relief, for now. In his budget this year, Gov. Cuomo isn't asking for the additional staff to issue permits that would signal the start of the process.
The Cuomo Administration racked up a record $611 million dollars in overtime payments over the past year. That’s according to New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. He said the 16 percent increase in overtime payments between 2012 and 2013 comes mostly from employees in institutional settings, like prisons and psychiatric centers. ...
A state ethics board has denied requests from groups on both sides of the abortion debate to keep private their donor lists.
The groups, including the pro-choice Family Planning Advocates and the Christian conservative New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, had argued that making public their donor lists could pose a ...
Many of the major components in Cuomo’s budget, including universal pre-kindergarten and business tax cuts, take three-to-four years to be fully phased in. Even the property tax freeze is a multi-year proposal.
The governor proposes something for everyone in an election year budget ... though not what New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was asking for.
Good government groups said they are pleased that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo would put money in his new state budget to fund the public financing of campaigns, as well as money for better enforcement of existing campaign laws.
Thirty reform groups have written to Governor Andrew Cuomo, requesting that the new state budget plan he unveils on Tuesday include funds for campaign finance reform.
After Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson was convicted on bribery charges Monday, his seat became the 11th vacancy at the New York State legislature.
On the first formal day of the legislative session Monday, Assemblyman Eric Stevenson was convicted of bribery by a federal jury after he took $20,000 from adult day care developers in exchange for promising favorable legislation.
Taxes, pot, and airports should all feature prominently in the governor's address. Watch it live here.
The governor is seeking to cut or freeze taxes for many New Yorkers.
With winter officially here, New York’s food pantries and soup kitchens are feeling the strain of feeding the hungry, especially after two key benefit cuts form the federal government.
State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says he’ll need to see more details and end of the calendar year state revenue figures before deciding whether the state can afford $2 billion in new tax cuts that Governor Andrew Cuomo is likely to propose.