Push to legalize recreational pot fails in New York
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A push to legalize recreational marijuana in New York has failed after state leaders did not reach a consensus on several key details in the final days of the legislative...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York chapters of the American Academy of Pediatrics expressed support Tuesday for state legislation that would allow minors to get vaccinated without parental...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new bill in the New York state Legislature would allow minors to get vaccinated without parental consent.
The legislation announced Friday by Assemblywoman Patricia...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Democrat-controlled New York state Legislature has passed legislation that requires gun owners to keep firearms in a locked cabinet or equipped with a trigger-locking...
Lawmakers unveil new anti-corruption measures
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers in New York unveiled new measures Tuesday intended to address chronic corruption problems in a state where 30 lawmakers have left office facing criminal or ethical allegations since 2000.
2 NY state lawmakers from NYC pitch new plastic bag ban
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two Democratic state lawmakers from Manhattan on Monday called for a statewide ban on the ubiquitous plastic shopping bag and a fee on paper bags as a way to encourage renewable alternatives and crack down on one of the greatest sources of environmental pollution.
This week's episode of "New York Now," the award-winning co-production of WMHT and the Times Union, features Karen DeWitt of New York State Public Radio in conversation with state Sen. Liz Krueger on the possibility that the chamber's Democrats could reconcile, and the problem of sexual harassment in state government.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — With little more than a week left in the legislative session, some state lawmakers and community advocates are renewing the push for legalized recreational marijuana in New York state.
State Sen. Liz Krueger and Assembly member Crystal Peoples-Stokes are joining with advocates organized by the Drug Policy Alliance Monday afternoon to announce reintroduction of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act. Past efforts have stalled in legislative committees.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Legislation newly introduced in Albany aims to stamp out school lunch shaming.
The proposal announced Wednesday by state Sen. Liz Krueger and Jo Anne Simon would require schools to ensure all eligible students are signed up for free and reduced-cost school meals.
The bill would also prohibit schools from singling out students whose families fall into school lunch debt by assigning them extra chores or giving them alternative meals.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democrats in the New York state Senate want to add an equal rights amendment to the state constitution.
The proposal detailed Tuesday would add language prohibiting discrimination based on gender, disability, sexual orientation or identity or several other characteristics.
Constitutional language adopted in 1938 outlaws discrimination based on race, color, creed or religion and a patchwork of state laws goes further to prohibit discrimination based on other factors.
NY enacts restrictions on Airbnb, with fines of up to $7,500
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state enacted one of the nation's toughest restrictions on Airbnb on Friday with a new law authorizing fines of up to $7,500 for many short-term rentals.
The measure signed into law by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo applies to rentals of fewer than 30 days when the owner or tenant is not present.