Legislature approves bill banning undetectable firearms

New York 05/21/19, 19:43

Making, selling, transporting or possessing 3D-printed guns and other undetectable firearms would be banned in New York under legislation approved by the Democrat-controlled state Legislature.The Assembly passed the bill Monday, five days after the legislation was approved by the Senate.The ...

Capitol Watch: Sports betting on agenda, more incivility

Sports 05/04/19, 10:59

In New York government news, state lawmakers have scheduled a public hearing on allowing sports wagers on mobile devices, while an upstate Republican has explained his statement saying Democrats are striving to "eradicate" opponents.The Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming ...

Capitol Watch: Farmworker labor debate, Cuomo taxes

New York 04/20/19, 12:04

New York state lawmakers will hold hearings on a proposal to repeal an 80-year-old law that prevents farmworkers in the state from unionizing.The proposal has long languished in Albany, but supporters are more hopeful now that Democrats control the entire ...

Judge voids rules aimed at reforming ultra-Orthodox schools

U.S. 04/18/19, 15:54

New York state overstepped its authority with guidelines intended to ensure that ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools teach secular subjects like English and math, a judge ruled Thursday.The decision by a state judge in Albany nullifies state Education Department guidelines for monitoring ...

EPA won’t compel GE to restart Hudson River dredging

U.S. 04/11/19, 09:25

The Environmental Protection Agency has declined to compel General Electric to restart dredging in the Hudson River, despite calls from New York officials and environmentalists.EPA Regional Administrator Peter Lopez said Thursday more time and testing are needed to fully assess ...

NCAA women’s attendance at highest level in 15 years

Basketball 04/07/19, 14:46

Fans flocked to the women's NCAA Tournament, which had its highest attendance in over 15 years.Nearly 275,000 people attended the NCAAs which ranked eighth all-time, including an expected crowd of over 20,000 for the title game between Baylor and Notre ...

Samuelson leads UConn to 12th straight Final Four

Sports 03/31/19, 13:27

Katie Lou Samuelson put UConn on her injured back and shot the Huskies into a record 12th straight Final Four. Samuelson scored 29 points and second-seeded UConn held off No. 1 Louisville 80-73 on Sunday in the Albany Regional Final. "I wanted ...

Tough choices as NY budget talks hit home stretch

New York 03/23/19, 12:15

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and fellow Democrats who control the Legislature are making tough choices as they try to get a spending plan in place by an April 1 deadline.A proposal for Manhattan congestion pricing to fund the ailing ...

School officials don’t want pot part of New York budget

New York 03/19/19, 23:09

Education advocates are urging New York lawmakers to leave the discussion of recreational marijuana out of the state budget process.Several groups sent representatives to Albany Tuesday, including the PTA, Rural Schools Association and Association of School Business Officials.The rally came ...

Capitol Watch: Will state budget be late?

New York 03/16/19, 11:02

On-time budgets have long been a priority for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as a way to demonstrate government effectiveness.That's why it is noteworthy that Cuomo's top budget director is now warning the budget may not pass before the April ...

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