Latest New York state government News

Supreme Court sympathetic to group convicted in NY scandal

Nov. 28, 2022 15:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed ready Monday to side with a onetime top aide to ex-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and others convicted of corruption related to an upstate economic development project dubbed the Buffalo Billion. Both liberal and conservative justices seemed...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Nov. 24, 2022 04:11 AM EST

Albany Times Union. November 20, 2022. Editorial: You promised, governor Kathy Hochul promised transparency. Why are her agencies stonewalling or slow-rolling auditors and the public? Gov. Kathy Hochul should know better than most people about the need...

State: New York's first pot crop jeopardized by court fight

Nov. 23, 2022 18:23 PM EST

Albany, N.Y. (AP) — A court fight that has prevented New York from awarding marijuana dispensary licenses in some parts of the state could wind up hurting small farms that just harvested their first cannabis crop, officials warned a judge Tuesday. New York on Monday issued its...

NY gov signs novel law that limits cryptomining, for now

Nov. 22, 2022 21:54 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is taking a first-in-the-nation step to tap the brakes on the spread of cryptocurrency mining, under legislation that Gov. Kathy Hochul signed Tuesday. The measure comes amid growing scrutiny of the cryptocurrency industry following this month's...

NY schools told to stop using Native American mascots

Nov. 18, 2022 17:12 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Schools in New York state must stop using Native American references in mascots, team names and logos by the end of the current school year or face penalties including a loss of state aid, the state Department of Education said. “Arguments that community...

Potentially dangerous storm moves into Buffalo, western NY

Nov. 17, 2022 21:39 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul declared a state of emergency Thursday for parts of western New York ahead of a dangerous storm that had the potential to dump several feet of snow on some communities on the eastern ends of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. The worst...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Nov. 17, 2022 14:51 PM EST

Albany Times Union. November 15, 2022. Editorial: The Child Victims Act provided justice, but not for all The landmark legislation left behind untold numbers of people whose cases aren’t tied to deep-pocketed institutions. The massive judgment awarded...

Appeals court grants stay in challenge to New York gun law

Nov. 15, 2022 16:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court Tuesday issued a temporary stay on a lower court judge's order that pared back enforcement of New York’s new gun law. The stay from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals comes eight days after U.S. District Judge Glenn Suddaby declared...

5 deaths at NYC nursing home blamed on Legionnaires' disease

Nov. 14, 2022 13:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Five people died of Legionnaires' disease over the summer at a New York City nursing home that had been cited repeatedly for improper maintenance of the cooling towers where the Legionella bacteria can spread, The New York Times reported. The outbreak at Amsterdam...

Democrat Pat Ryan reelected to Congress in New York

Nov. 11, 2022 13:28 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Pat Ryan has won a full term representing part of New York’s Hudson Valley in Congress, becoming one of just a few Democrats in the suburbs around New York City to hold off Republican opponents in the midterm election. Ryan defeated Republican Colin...