Raising the minimum wage in New York City to $15 per hour would not only improve the lives of workers but would also benefit the city economically, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer said at  … Full Article

Feds: NY Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver masked bribes as legitimate income

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested Thursday on charges he used his position as one of the state's most powerful politicians to collect millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks disguised as legitimate income.  … Full Article

Cuomo agenda: Transportation, wage hike, business tax cut

ALBANY— New York must raise the minimum wage, cut small-business taxes, ease the burden of high property taxes and invest big in transportation, Gov. … Full Article

Golden predicts Albany session to be packed with action

Public safety, jobs and transportation are the top items on state Sen. Marty Golden’s plate now that the state legislature’s new session is under way. … Full Article

State Senate wants word ‘prostitute’ banned from penal law

The New York State Penal Law will no longer contain the word “prostitute” if legislation approved by the State Senate this week becomes law. … Full Article

Cuomo names Kenneth Adams as tax commissioner

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday named Kenneth Adams, veteran business and economic development administrator from Brooklyn, as the commissioner of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. … Full Article

Brooklyn judicial family to get good will boost by state legislature

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a pension benefit that will increase the amount a widow of a Brooklyn judge will receive following her husband’s battle with cancer. … Full Article

Mario Cuomo’s Brooklyn Roots: From Court Street Lawyer to governor

Although the late New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, who died on Thursday, was born and grew up in Queens, his formative legal experiences were in Brooklyn — both at St. John’s Law School, which was then on Schermerhorn Street, and later on Court Street. … Full Article

Mario Cuomo's funeral begins with dignitaries on hand

Dignitaries from both sides of the political aisle converged Tuesday to bid goodbye to former three-term Gov. Mario Cuomo, a Democratic Party icon who left a progressive legacy of speaking out for the voiceless and powerless. … Full Article

Mario Cuomo: A kid from Queens who became NY governor

Mario Cuomo loved to tell the story of how his father, an immigrant from Italy, lost his business in the Wall Street Crash of 1929. "A broker jumped out the window and landed on his push cart," Cuomo explained. … Full Article

Cuomo to deliver inaugural addresses in NYC and Buffalo

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be delivering his second inaugural address in two separate locations on Thursday, Jan. 1: the first in New York City at One World Trade Center at noon, and a second in Buffalo at 4:30 p.m. … Full Article


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