Gov. Andrew Cuomo has received $361,500 and the Legislature has raked in more than $1 million from gambling interests leading up to the Nov. 5 casino referendum which is being challenged in court, according to a new report.
Business groups as well as progressive social service groups told New York officials they must put an end to decades of targeted, often politically fueled tax breaks and, instead, fairly cut taxes to turn around one of the country's worst business climates.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has declared a public health emergency for New York State because of the severity of the flu season.
Cuomo made the announcement Saturday. His executive order allows pharmacists to administer flu vaccinations to patients between 6 months and 18 years of age.
The order also suspends for the next month the section of State Education Law limiting the authority of pharmacists to administer immunizing agents only to individuals 18 years of age or older.
Former state Sen. Pedro Espada Jr. said Thursday that he's seeking a court order to block what he calls the Cuomo administration's "political terrorism'' aimed at closing his Bronx health clinic.
Gov. Chris Christie says he had a three-word reaction last week to a proposal to raise Port Authority tolls: "You're kidding, right?''
New York's renewed effort to collect taxes on cigarettes and tobacco products sold by Indian-operated companies has led to seizures of $1.2 million worth of untaxed tobacco products in the last three weeks outside Indian land.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vetoed legislation that would have allowed school districts to issue bonds to cover teacher pensions and effectively carve out an exception for that cost from property tax caps that take effect next year.
The bonds plus interest would have been paid off over 15 years.
Cuomo says Wednesday that families across New York have been forced to cut back and live within their means, and school districts must do the same.
The New York Assembly has passed legislation that allows police to stop and ticket motorists for texting and driving.