ALBANY — A State Supreme Court Justice late Friday granted CSEA, the union representing about 5,800 Unified Court System workers throughout New York, a temporary restraining order against the implementation of a vaccine mandate for non-judicial court system workers that was set to go into ef… Read more

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ALBANY — Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Thursday that state Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker is resigning.

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A U.S. district judge dismissed nine state security guards’ request Thursday for a temporary restraining order against a COVID-19 vaccine mandate that goes into effect Monday for state health workers who directly work with patients.

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NEW YORK — Gov. Kathy Hochul inadvertently started negotiations for the next state budget Tuesday afternoon during an announcement about the state’s efforts to combat global warming during Climate Week, drawing fiscal pushback from Republicans.

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RHINEBECK — Standing next to a cornfield and a pen of bleating livestock, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro roused a crowd of Hudson Valley officials and supporters Tuesday promising to make a difference if elected to represent the state’s 19th Congressional District.

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Upstate lawmakers and parents have filed two lawsuits to end the statewide mask mandate for millions of students in New York schools.

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ALBANY — An official with the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation urged more research and cited confusion about federal regulation of seeds treated with pesticides as lawmakers move to ban certain chemical pest control tied to toxic neurological impacts and developmental deficie…

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Competing election maps to take effect in 2022 released this week duel on another front besides boundary placement: The set that benefits Republicans contains readjusted prison data mandated under state law while Democrats, citing timing issues, did not include the required information in th…

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RHINEBECK — Standing next to a cornfield and a pen of bleating livestock, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro stirred a crowd of Hudson Valley officials and supporters Tuesday promising to make a difference if elected to the 19th Congressional District.

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POUGHKEEPSIE — Republican Dutchess County Executive Mark Molinaro has filed paperwork to run for Congress, challenging incumbent Democrat Antonio Delgado of Rhinebeck for his seat in the 19th Congressional District.

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The state’s hiring freeze in effect for nearly a year-and-a-half since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic is over, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday.

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UTICA — A federal court Tuesday granted a temporary restraining order against Gov. Kathy Hochul’s vaccine mandate for the state’s health care workers.

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NEW YORK — Gov. Kathy Hochul, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and city Police Commissioner Dermot Shea spoke Friday about their partnerships and working together to ensure the safety all New Yorkers in the 20 years since t…

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NEW YORK — New York’s new Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin was sworn in at a ceremony Thursday.

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POUGHKEEPSIE — Kyle Van De Water, the former 19th Congressional District candidate who unsuccessfully challenged U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said Wednesday.

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ALBANY — Good-government groups came out in force to oppose temporary changes to the state Open Meetings Law, sounding the alarm about potential threats to governmental transparency and pressing officials to hold a public hearing while localities lean on remote meetings during the COVID-19 p…

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The federal government approved $5 million Friday to help ease the burden on state and local governments working to remedy closed roads, train service and severe damage caused by Hurricane Ida’s historic rainfall and flooding in 14 counties throughout New York City, Long Island and the Hudso…

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New Yorkers are waiting with bated breath for more concrete parameters within the new recreational marijuana industry after the Senate’s approval this week to appoint two leaders to the entities responsible with license and regulate the emerging market.

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The federal government will expedite emergency relief to the state and agencies will concentrate assets downstate after devastating rains from Tropical Storm Ida ravaged New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley overnight.

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ALBANY — Wednesday’s extraordinary legislative session had a strict agenda at the governor’s behest, but that did not deter advocates from rallying outside the Capitol hoping to get criminal justice reforms that did not pass before scheduled session concluded in June to the floor.

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ALBANY — New York’s temporary ban on evictions and foreclosures will continue through the beginning of next year, lawmakers decided Wednesday, arguing the state needs more time to distribute billions of dollars in relief to make tenants, small landlords, business and property owners whole am…

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ALBANY — Lawmakers were met with a familiar legislative game of hurry up and wait for Wednesday’s extraordinary session after Gov. Kathy Hochul called them to return to extend the state’s temporary ban on evictions and foreclosures through early next year.

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ALBANY — Standing in front of the Capitol steps, Taner Milazzo recalled three friends who died from overdose and substance abuse disorders within the last week, his eyes filling with tears.

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ALBANY — Lawmakers will return to the state Capitol on Wednesday for a rare September session to vote to extend the state’s eviction moratorium with additional protections for property owners and small landlords.

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BUFFALO — State health officials are working to establish COVID-19 testing requirements for unvaccinated teachers, expanding vaccine requirements for health staff and other policies, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Tuesday, but added mandates will continue to be assessed with input from localities.

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Seven weeks after declaring his candidacy, Republican Kyle Van De Water is no longer looking to challenge U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-19, in 2022 in an attempt to flip the district.

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ALBANY — New York voices are growing louder in protest to statewide COVID-19 mandates with up to 1,000 parents and caregivers of school-aged children rallying outside the Capitol over the weekend demanding face masks be a personal choice for each family when classes resume next week.

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ALBANY — New York’s small landlords are taking out second mortgages, cashing life insurance policies and other last-resort measures to stay afloat as they fight to access COVID-19 assistance promised to satisfy millions of dollars in rental arrears incurred over the last 17 months as some te…

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ALBANY — The state ethics commission known for its questionable enforcement attempted to regain credibility Thursday by referring a 2019 alleged voting leak to the state attorney general more than two-and-a-half years after the incident.

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ALBANY — New York’s small landlords are taking out second mortgages, cashing life insurance policies and other last-resort measures to stay afloat as they fight to access COVID-19 assistance promised to satisfy millions of dollars in rental arrears incurred over the last 17 months as some te…

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ALBANY — The person who leaked a confidential vote to investigate a convicted state official in 2019 remains on the commission responsible for enforcing New York’s ethics laws, a former commissioner testified Wednesday.

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HARLEM — Gov. Kathy Hochul and state Sen. Brian Benjamin stood with their hands clasped in solidarity Thursday, calling themselves partners, to mark the Manhattan senator’s selection as the state’s next lieutenant governor.

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ALBANY — Gov. Kathy Hochul is collaborating with lawmakers to encourage them to broaden her executive decision-making and spending powers as the pandemic continues to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for all teachers and statewide school personnel.

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ALBANY — Gov. Kathleen Courtney “Kathy” Hochul vowed to change the culture in Albany and deepen relationships with legislative leaders Tuesday for her ceremonial swearing in as New York’s 57th governor and first female to lead the state.

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ALBANY — The door slammed shut Tuesday on Albany’s traditional practice of deciding significant state policy with “three men in a room.”

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ALBANY — Gov. Kathleen Courtney “Kathy” Hochul vowed to change the culture in Albany and deepen relationships with legislative leaders Tuesday for her ceremonial swearing in as New York’s 57th governor and first female to lead the state.

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ALBANY — With confidence and steely determination, Gov. Kathy Hochul vowed to fight for New Yorkers in her inaugural address Tuesday.

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ALBANY — When New Yorkers wake up Tuesday morning, history will have been made overnight.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo maintained his innocence in his final address to New Yorkers on Monday, growing emotional after reviewing the legislative accomplishments of his decade-long administration on his final day in office.