New York state's second-largest public-sector union endorsed Zephyr Teachout's long-shot bid to oust Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday, while the state's powerful teachers' union announced it will sit out this year's governor's race.
Most New York voters think corruption is a serious problem in Albany, though most are unfamiliar with the anti-corruption commission the governor shuttered in April, according to a poll released Monday.
A replacement for the aging and outdated Port Authority Bus Terminal may be a decade or more away, but officials at the agency said Wednesday they plan to improve commuters' daily experience with a series of smaller measures while rethinking a long-term capital plan to include a new facility.
State agencies have begun adding gender identity to their data collection, part of an effort Gov. Andrew Cuomo said will help the state better meet the needs of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender New Yorkers.