Latest New York state government News

New York moves to ban 'addictive' social media feeds for kids

Jun. 07, 2024 15:33 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York state Legislature on Friday passed a bill that would allow parents to block their kids from getting social media posts suggested by a platform's algorithm — a regulation that tries to curtail feeds that critics argue are addicting to children. ...

NRA can sue ex-NY official it says tried to blacklist it after Parkland shooting, Supreme Court says

May. 30, 2024 14:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for a National Rifle Association lawsuit against a former New York state official over claims she pressured companies to blacklist it following the deadly 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Giving the...

New York senator won't face charges after he was accused of shoving an advocate

May. 22, 2024 10:40 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state senator won't face charges after he was accused of shoving an advocate in the state capitol building last week. Disability rights advocate Michael Carey, who filed a complaint with New York State Police after a heated exchange with state Sen....

New York's high court upholds requiring insurance to cover medically necessary abortions

May. 21, 2024 15:40 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York can continue to require companies with health insurance plans to cover medically necessary abortions, the state’s highest court ruled Tuesday. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany and other church groups challenged the rule, arguing that the policy's...

Disability rights advocate says state senator with violent history shoved him at New York Capitol

May. 16, 2024 14:17 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A disability rights advocate made a complaint to New York State Police saying he was shoved twice in the state capitol building by state Sen. Kevin Parker, a Brooklyn Democrat with a history of violent behavior. Michael Carey said his confrontation with Parker...

Red Sox great David Ortiz, who frustrated Yankees, honored by New York Senate

May. 13, 2024 17:47 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Baseball Hall of Famer David Ortiz was honored by the New York state Senate on Monday for his prolific career and philanthropic work. The Boston Red Sox great, nicknamed “Big Papi,” has long leveraged his celebrity status to raise awareness and money for a...

New York appeals court rules ethics watchdog that pursued Cuomo was created unconstitutionally

May. 09, 2024 14:32 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A state commission that investigates ethical violations in New York was created unconstitutionally, an appeals court said Thursday in a ruling in favor of former Gov. Andrew Cuomo that targets the watchdog agency’s enforcement powers. Cuomo is fighting in...

140,000 people did their taxes with the free IRS direct file pilot. But program's future is unclear

Apr. 26, 2024 17:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS said Friday that more than 140,000 taxpayers filed their taxes through its new direct file pilot program and participants saved roughly $5.6 million in fees they would have otherwise spent with commercial tax preparation companies. The government pilot...

New York to require internet providers to charge low-income residents $15 for broadband

Apr. 26, 2024 15:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York can move ahead with a law requiring internet service providers to offer heavily discounted rates to low-income residents, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. The decision from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan reverses a lower court...