LOS ANGELES _ Kobe Bryant, 41, the legendary basketball star who spent 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers, was killed when the helicopter he was traveling in crashed and burst into flames Sunday morning amid foggy conditions in the hills above Calabasas, sources told the Los Angeles Times.
ALBANY — On the 47th anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision, New York lawmakers gathered at the Capitol to push for the passage of a bill that would establish a fund for abortions.
CATSKILL — Sixteen months after county lawmakers authorized a $39 million bond for a new county jail, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans to amend an ambiguous law that will allow counties to share jails.
WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of New York’s congressional members sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission last week expressing concern over the state not receiving funding for rural broadband initiatives.
ALBANY — While states across the nation are gearing up to make sure all their residents are counted in the 2020 Census, for which representation and billions of federal dollars are at stake, recently released population data from the U.S. Census Bureau has brought projections that New York m…
WASHINGTON — Joining the chorus of lawmakers and law enforcement officials voicing concerns over the new bail reform laws in New York, U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-21, took the initiative in Washington to study the results of pre-trial release.
ALBANY — It was a battle of press conferences at the State Capitol Building Wednesday, as the legislature’s majority and minority parties continued to spar over the criminal justice reforms rolled out two weeks ago.
WASHINGTON _ Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced Wednesday that Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and Rep. Adam B. Schiff, D-Calif., will be among seven House members prosecuting the case against President Donald Trump in the Senate impeachment trial.
ALBANY — The start of the second year of a Democratic-controlled state Legislature has the majority excited and optimistic about the passage of bills on their agenda, and on Tuesday, some Democratic lawmakers were certain the Protect Our Courts Act would be one such bill.
ALBANY — A few days after a Supreme Court judge issued a temporary injunction on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive ban on flavored electronic cigarettes, New York legislators gathered with activists, educators and medical providers in Albany to push for the passage of two bills that would effect…