A partisan argument broke out Monday in the New York State Senate over the issue of redrawing district lines, as pressure mounts on the chamber's Republican conference to adopt a plan for an independent commission soon.
Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch is accusing Senate Republicans of "derailing" redistricting reform, and breaking a pledge they made to the ex-mayor’s reform group during the most recent election campaign.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, speaking a month before the state budget is due, said the likelihood of retaining the so-called millionaires tax in New York was "poor" as support for the temporary income surcharge appeared to wane.
There are just six weeks until the New York State budget is due, and groups affected by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed $10 billion in cuts have begun stepping up their efforts to win public support for alternatives — like extending a tax on the rich.
In an unusual move, Governor Andrew Cuomo sent his Lieutenant Governor, Robert Duffy, to defend his proposed school aid cuts to a joint hearing of the legislature’s education and fiscal committees.
Tensions over an ethics reform bill that’s being negotiated in private between Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders spilled into the open this week, as finger pointing began over which side was holding up the legislation.
The leader of the Senate Republicans, offering his first real criticism of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget, said the spending plan leaves too much unfinished and could result in a month-long delay in the process.
Governor Andrew Cuomo is set to release his state budget Tuesday, and it is likely to contain some deep spending cuts. But now Cuomo says the budgeting is more complicated than he’d thought.
Tensions erupted in the New York State Senate this week as Democratic senators complained over the placement of their chairs, the hours that they were to meet in session, and whether the newly empowered GOP was trying to “grab” more power.
New York State has a new health commissioner. Dr. Nirav Shah, who ran a rural health system in Pennsylvania, said his first task is to preside over the organization of the state’s most expensive in the nation Medicaid system.
Governor Andrew Cuomo is at the highest point of popularity since he first held political office four years ago. But the governor's standing could decline when he releases his budget plan in less than two weeks.
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s panel on mandate relief, one of three teams he's set up to foster ideas to lower the cost of government, gathered in Albany as Senators proposed ideas to lower costs for schools and local governments.
A business and real estate group that has been running promotional ads for Governor Andrew Cuomo will now register as a lobbying group with the state’s ethics panel, after questions were raised about some of their activities.
Governor Cuomo’s panel to revamp the state’s health care system held it’s first meeting Thursday, and it featured some stern talk from the panel’s co-chair.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected use Wednesday's State of the State address to detail how he plans to tackle New York's fiscal crisis. Cuomo said he would use the address as a forum to discuss his specific plans for the state, including an expected call for a freeze in state worker salaries.
Andrew Cuomo officially became New York’s new governor at 12:01 a.m. this morning. Cuomo took the oath of office, surrounded by family and friends, just after 10 p.m. New Year’s Eve.
When Andrew Cuomo becomes governor Saturday, he faces a formidable challenge of closing the multibillion dollar budget gap. And already, he’s upped the ante by promising to freeze spending and taxes.
The state’s highest court ruled in the final disputed State Senate race and the decision means Republicans will once again control the Senate in January.
Governor David Paterson has been fined $62,125 by the state’s ethics panel, which accused him of illegally soliciting free tickets to a Yankees World Series game for himself, his son, his sons’s friend and two aides, then lying about it in a cover up.
Republicans are poised to take over the State Senate again after a brief two-year hiatus, and GOP leaders are determined to do things differently this time.