With the school year underway, Republican members of the state assembly are pushing for legislation to help teachers who have to dip into their own pockets to pay for classroom supplies. … Full Article

Cuomo gives campaign financing ultimatum to Senate

ALBANY— Facing pressure from liberals, Gov. Andrew Cuomo vowed Thursday to campaign against state Senate leaders unless they pass public financing for statewide campaigns before the Legislature adjourns its session next month. … Full Article

NY board says election donor limit unenforceable

ALBANY— New York's Board of Elections says the $150,000 limit on state campaign donations by an individual will no longer be enforced following recent federal court decisions. … Full Article

Cuomo begins re-election bid with de Blasio boost

MELVILLE, N.Y.— New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has launched his bid for a second term with a progressive call to action and a boost from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. … Full Article

Schneiderman nominated for second term

MELVILLE, N.Y.— New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has been nominated for a second term by the state Democratic Party. … Full Article

State Senate passes bill to add more jail time for hit-run drivers

Hit-and-run drivers who eventually get caught would face stiffer jail sentences under a bill passed by the state senate. … Full Article

A list of Gov. Cuomo's options for running mate

ALBANY— Here are some of the candidates mentioned as possible running mates for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo now that Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy has announced he will not seek a second term: … Full Article

Malliotakis says State Legislature wastes too much paper

They have to kill a lot of trees to make laws in Albany. … Full Article

A.G. Eric Schneiderman to keynote Sen. Squadron’s annual convention for constituents

Every year New York state Senator Daniel Squadron (D- Greenpoint, Williamsburg, DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, lower Manhattan) holds a convention where hundreds of his constituents gather to share their insights and help him set priorities. … Full Article

Bay Ridge pols seek legislative action to curb drug abuse

Two Bay Ridge lawmakers, each taking a separate tack, are seeking legislative ways to combat heroin and prescription drug problems among the community’s young people. … Full Article

Brooklyn pols react to state budget

Brooklyn members of the State Legislature spoke out as the massive $137 billion state budget was finalized in Albany on Monday, offering differing views on pre-kindergarten funding, tax credits for renters, the failure to include the DREAM Act and other items. … Full Article
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