Top New York lawmakers hope for on-time state budget
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Leaders of the New York state Legislature said Wednesday that they are optimistic a new state budget can be passed before the new fiscal year begins — even though disagreements...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two Democratic state lawmakers from New York City are pushing to prohibit pet stores from selling dogs, cats and rabbits from large commercial breeders.
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...
The Latest: NY easing statute of limitations for molestation
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the New York state Legislature's expected passage of legislation extending the statute of limitations on child molestation (all times local):
New York is poised to relax the statute of limitations for child molestation to give victims more time to file lawsuits or seek criminal charges.
A look at some of NY state Legislature’s top 2019 issues
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A look at some of the top issues for the New York state Legislature during its 2019 session, which formally begins Wednesday and is scheduled to end June 19:
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York state Legislature has passed a bill aimed at preventing opioids and other unused prescription drugs from being abused.
The Republican-led Senate gave final passage this week to the Drug Take Back Act. In addition to keeping prescription drugs from being abused, the measure also aims at protecting New York's water supplies from improper drug disposal.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Legislation poised to pass in the New York state Legislature would preclude sex trafficking victims from having to testify in court about the abuse they suffered.
New York and Alabama are now the only states whose trafficking laws generally require victims to testify in court. In New York, that's because law requires authorities to prove coercion, a high standard that usually relies on victim testimony.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A proposal introduced in the New York state Legislature would require training for hotel workers in how to recognize signs of human trafficking.
The measure is sponsored by Assemblywoman Amy Paulin and Sen. Jesse Hamilton, both Democrats.
Supporters say trafficking victims are sometimes housed in hotels and motels, where they are forced into prostitution or other sexually exploitative acts.
New York state Legislature begins 2017 session
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state lawmakers began their work for 2017 Wednesday with a vote to prohibit the use of cellphones as recording devices in the Senate chambers.
The ban is intended to protect the chamber's decorum, according to lawmakers who included it in the Senate's internal rules. Democrats, however, called it an infringement of free speech that could make it harder for journalists and the public to share information about state government.
Editorials from around New York
Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers:
The Adirondack Daily Enterprise on not giving New York lawmakers a raise.
On the bright side, it's nice to see that the New York State Legislature is capable of unity — Republicans and Democrats, upstate and downstate, Assembly and Senate, all in agreement.
Unfortunately, that thing they're unified about is to pay themselves more money.