New York State Legislature

July 14, 2018 - 8:48 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — In New York state government news, tops Democrats are ratcheting up the pressure on Senate Republicans to return to Albany. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie say the Senate's Republican leaders should immediately reconvene to take up measures...
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Matt Moran
June 20, 2018 - 5:00 am
The New York State Legislative Year ends today and legalizing sports betting is still on the table. NY Daily News Albany Bureau Chief Ken Lovett says he thinks it is a real long shot that its passed before they adjourn. "It woulnd't surprise if it takes a few years to perculate in Albany or it...
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June 16, 2018 - 10:14 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — In New York state government news, lawmakers are wrapping up their work as they prepare to adjourn for the year, with a long list of measures still up for debate. The Senate and Assembly plan to adjourn Wednesday. A look at what to watch in the final days: SPORTS BETTING:...
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June 14, 2018 - 9:29 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Implementing term limits on all elected state offices, including the New York Legislature, is gaining some traction in Albany because Democrat Andrew Cuomo and the Republican candidate challenging him in the governor's race support the idea, a bipartisan group of state...
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June 13, 2018 - 7:24 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — The state Assembly's Republican minority called Wednesday for passage of bills that could make economic development programs more transparent, an issue the GOP and even some fellow Democrats have hammered Gov. Andrew Cuomo over as he seeks re-election to a third term...
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June 09, 2018 - 5:45 pm
Albany, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - Opening arguments are scheduled for June 18 in Manhattan in the trial of former economic development guru Alain Kaloyeros and several developers accused of bid rigging. All four defendants have pleaded not guilty. They are: Louis Ciminelli, CEO of LP Ciminelli in Buffalo,...
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May 31, 2018 - 10:11 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York state could become one of the nation's leading sports betting markets — but time is running out for lawmakers who want to authorize wagering on athletic events this year. With only three weeks remaining in the legislative session, supporters of authorizing sports...
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April 29, 2018 - 6:08 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — New York's former assembly speaker returns to federal court Monday to listen as prosecutors accuse him for a second time of collecting $4 million in illegal kickbacks from a cancer researcher and real estate developers. This will be the second criminal trial for Sheldon Silver...
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April 27, 2018 - 6:21 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Sorry teens of New York, but there's legislation pending in the state Legislature that would keep anyone under the age of 18 out of indoor tanning booths. The measure passed the state Assembly earlier this week and now moves to the state Senate. Current law already bars...
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March 30, 2018 - 6:19 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York lawmakers inched closer to a deal on a new state budget Thursday that includes a tax on opioid manufacturers, surcharges on taxi and Uber rides in Manhattan and a new, uniform sexual harassment policy for government workers. Other measures to authorize early voting...
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