New York's Senate Republicans say they're "actively engaged" in talks with Gov. Andrew Cuomo aimed at ethics reforms, calling for "full transparency" but without banning outside income.
Majority Leader Dean Skelos says they're aiming at "a comprehensive package" of reforms to restore New Yorkers' trust in government.
There was an unusally massive turnout at New York Law School's annual City Law breakfast this morning, causing some guests to be funneled into an overflow room. All this commotion was to hear from US Attorney Preet Bharara.
New York's public schools fail to report many violent and disruptive incidents like assaults and weapons brought onto their property and misclassify others as less serious events, state auditors reported Tuesday.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration on Thursday awarded a new round of grants and tax credits worth an estimated $709 million for 852 projects expected to create jobs.
The announcements, which drew hundreds of municipal and business representatives to Albany, are for the fourth year of regional economic development programs. The 10 regional counsels made presentations to state officials in bids for funding.
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has approved a budget for 2015, days after the agency implemented its fourth scheduled toll increases at bridges and tunnels.
The Port Authority on Wednesday said the proposed $7.8 billion budget holds operating expenses to $2.9 billion, a 1.8 percent increase over 2014 and at or below the rate of inflation. The agency says the increase will be offset by increased occupancy at the redeveloped World Trade Center site.
Today marks 50 years to the day that the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge opened, linking Staten Island to Brooklyn and the rest of New York City. But many New Yorkers are using this time to look at the future instead of the past—the MTA’s considering various toll raises, making the cost up to $16 in cash to cross. The proposal has local elected officials so mad they’re skipping the event.