New York State Legislature

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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September 26, 2017 - 11:17 am
(WBEN/AP) A federal court has granted ex-New York Senate leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam a new trial in their corruption cases. Skelos was convicted in 2015 on extortion, bribery and conspiracy charges. He was sentenced last year to five years in prison and appealed to the 2nd U.S. Circuit...
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