ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — H. Carl McCall, the chairman of the board of trustees of the State University of New York, has announced his retirement after nearly eight years in the appointed...
Cuomo to push bill that would end NY’s death penalty law
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he'll introduce legislation that would remove the death penalty from New York state law.
The Democrat made the announcement Thursday after the Vatican said Pope Francis decreed the death penalty is "inadmissible" under all circumstances.
Cuomo says his proposal is being made in solidarity with the pope and in honor of his late father, Mario Cuomo, a staunch death penalty opponent during his three terms as New York governor from 1983 to 1994.
Budget uncertainty has become a familiar feeling in my young Army career. This year’s government shutdown was my second, the first occurring in 2013. For those of us in the military this has real effects on our everyday life, with clinics and day cares closing, not to mention a halt on our pay. Why does this continue to happen? It’s not hard to figure out. “Extreme conservatives,” “ultra liberals” and those who see “compromise” as “surrender” are to blame. It seems so long ago that moderates...
Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer took steps to end the controversial hiring practices that are the focus of an ongoing FBI investigation into Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration.
Application deadline coming for vacancy on NY top court
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — With a vacancy on New York's highest court opening next year, a state commission is reminding prospective candidates that applications are due by Sept. 26.
The Commission on Judicial Nomination is expected to establish a short list of possible nominees from among those applicants to replace Judge Eugene Pigott Jr.
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to choose someone from the list for his seventh appointment to the seven-member Court of Appeals.