Latest New York state government News

AG to investigate after off-duty officer charged with murder

Oct. 15, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York state attorney general's office is taking over the investigation into the alleged shooting death of a woman by an off-duty New York City police officer, the attorney general's office said Friday. Officer Yvonne Wu, 31, was charged late...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Oct. 13, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

Advance Media New York. October 10, 2021. Editorial: Choose healing over division. Remove Syracuse’s Columbus statue The people and ideas a community celebrates in its public spaces reflect our values, our aspirations and our times. Our times...

US attorney names No. 2, who criticized NYC mayor last week

Oct. 13, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan's new federal prosecutor is making a splash with Wednesday's appointment of his second-in-command, choosing the city's Department of Investigation commissioner just days after she released a report accusing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio of misusing city...

Religious vaccine exemption stays for NY health care workers

Oct. 12, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York health care workers will be able to seek religious exemptions from a statewide COVID-19 vaccine mandate as a lawsuit challenging the requirement proceeds, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. Judge David Hurd in Utica had issued a temporary...

A look at Ohio bills aimed at restricting teaching of racism

Oct. 12, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A pair of Republican-backed bills in the Ohio House would restrict how the topic of racism is taught in K-12 schools as part of a conservative broadside against a 40-year-old scholarly theory more typically associated with higher education classes in college or law...

Home care workers face deadline to get vaccinated in NY

Oct. 08, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Home health aides who refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccination are barred from working with patients in New York as of Friday under a new state mandate that one industry group warned could lead to thousands of caregivers losing their jobs. The mandate,...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Oct. 08, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Pfizer’s...

New York decriminalizes syringes, eases up on naloxone

Oct. 08, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York has decriminalized the possession and sale of hypodermic needles and syringes as part of new laws signed this week by Gov. Kathy Hochul that supporters hope will reduce the number of people who die of drug overdoses. New York state already...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Oct. 06, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

Advance Media New York. October 3, 2021. Editorial: Why a computer chip factory is not another Amazon Central New York is reportedly getting closer to attracting a semiconductor factory to the White Pine Commerce Park in Clay, bringing 3,000 to 5,000...

New federal prosecutors in NYC confirmed by US Senate

Oct. 06, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Senate confirmed President Joe Biden's choices to lead the federal prosecutors' offices in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The confirmation late Tuesday of Damian Williams as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan marks the...