Latest New York state government News

Delgado becomes 1st New York Lt. governor with Latino roots

May. 25, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrat Antonio Delgado was sworn in as New York’s lieutenant governor Wednesday, becoming the state's first person of Latino heritage to serve in statewide office. Delgado, who identifies as Afro-Latino, is taking on the largely ceremonial role in the...

After shootings, Hochul looks at raising age for guns in NY

May. 25, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday proposed raising the age to 21 for purchasing the type of firearms used in recent mass shootings in Buffalo and Texas, and possibly for other weapons as well. “I don’t want 18-year-olds to have guns, at least...

New York opens window for adults to sue for sexual assault

May. 24, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York will temporarily set aside its time limit for adults who were sexually assaulted to bring lawsuits under a law signed Tuesday — a measure similar to one for child victims that sparked a surge of court actions. The Adult Survivors Act signed by Gov....

Adult sex abuse survivors win 2nd chance to sue in New York

May. 23, 2022 22:19 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Adult sexual assault survivors who missed legal deadlines to sue their abusers would get a second chance to file lawsuits under a bill that received final approval Monday from New York's Legislature. Once it becomes law, the Adult Survivors Act would set give...

Trump's longtime assistant subpoenaed by NY attorney general

May. 23, 2022 20:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York attorney general’s office said Monday it subpoenaed Donald Trump’s longtime executive assistant and plans to question her under oath next week as part of its civil investigation into the former president's business dealings. The subpoena for Rhona...

Next New York lieutenant governor to be sworn in Wednesday

May. 23, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado will be sworn in Wednesday as New York's next lieutenant governor, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced. Hochul said Monday she will issue a proclamation for a special election to fill her fellow Democrat's seat in upstate New York once he...

New York officials investigate case of suspected monkeypox

May. 21, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York health officials are investigating a potential case of monkeypox after a patient tested positive for the family of viruses associated with the rare illness, state health officials announced late Friday. The unidentified patient is isolating and...

New York judge approves new maps for August primaries

May. 21, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democrats in New York will face new challenges from Republicans and be drawn into interparty battles under new redistricting maps released late Friday. A rural judge approved the maps that will replace earlier maps that courts found violated the state's...

Trump pays $110K fine, must submit paperwork to end contempt

May. 20, 2022 13:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has paid the $110,000 in fines he racked up after being held in contempt of court for being slow to respond to a civil subpoena issued by New York’s attorney general. Trump paid the fine Thursday but must still submit additional...

Bill de Blasio, ex-NYC mayor, to run for redrawn House seat

May. 20, 2022 09:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that he will run for Congress in a redrawn district that includes his Brooklyn home. De Blasio, whose second mayoral term ended last year, announced on MSNBC's “Morning Joe” that he will seek the Democratic...