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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...

World leaders face new rule at UN meeting: vaccination

Sep. 15, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — World leaders will have to be vaccinated against the coronavirus to speak at the U.N. General Assembly's big meeting next week, the assembly leader and New York City officials have said, prompting swift objections from at least one nation. With...

New York lawmakers vote to extend eviction moratorium

Sep. 01, 2021 23:33 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Democratic-led Legislature voted Wednesday to extend an eviction and foreclosure moratorium for commercial and residential tenants who fell behind on their rent because of hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat,...

AP source: Hochul selects Sen. Brian Benjamin as lieutenant

Aug. 25, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has selected Brian Benjamin, a state senator from New York City, as her choice for lieutenant governor, according to a person familiar with the administration’s internal discussions. The person spoke Wednesday with The...

New York state Assembly will suspend impeachment investigation into Gov. Andrew Cuomo once he steps down

Aug. 13, 2021 14:32 PM EDT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state Assembly will suspend impeachment investigation into Gov. Andrew Cuomo once he steps down.

Live updates: Cuomo resigns as New York governor

Aug. 10, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigning over sexual harassment allegations (all times local): 6:25 p.m. A spokesperson for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed Tuesday evening that the governor’s top aide, Melissa...

NY lawmakers pitch extending eviction moratorium to October

Aug. 06, 2021 19:44 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two New York lawmakers introduced a bill Friday to extend the state's eviction moratorium until Oct. 31 in light of the state's failure to send out enough COVID-19 rental aid for an estimated 200,000 households in need. The state's eviction...

Lawmakers give Cuomo deadline in impeachment probe

Aug. 05, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State lawmakers told Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday that their ongoing investigation of his conduct in office is almost done and gave him a deadline of Aug. 13 to provide additional evidence as they moved toward what seemed like an increasingly inevitable impeachment...