Tuesday is not only New York’s Presidential primary. It also the day for two special elections to replace the disgraced former leaders of the legislature, who lost their seats after being convicted on multiple felony corruption charges.
In New York City and the counties of Erie, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Orange, Rockland and Putnam, polls opened at 6 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. In all other counties polls open at noon and close at 9 p.m.
NEW YORK (AP) — In newly released documents, federal prosecutors say former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver abused his power to help two women, including a lobbyist, with whom he had extramarital affairs.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a new law legalizing Mixed Martial Arts bouts in the state, making it the last state in the nation to remove prohibitions on professional fights. The new law reverses the ban placed on the bouts in 1997 amid concerns over the safety of fighters.
Nearly 2,000 nurses from around New York state traveled to the state Capitol in Albany to urge lawmakers to pass a minimum staffing law that would mandate how many nurses are on duty at hospitals and nursing homes.
Eight days before the New York primary, Ohio Governor John Kasich took a three-stop tour of the area on Monday, making stops in stops in Albany, North Greenbush and Saratoga Springs. WAMC caught up with the Republican presidential candidate at La Salle Institute.
A quirk in the newly enacted minimum wage increase could mean that in upstate New York by the early 2020s, fast food workers could be paid significantly more than other low wage jobs, like being a home healthcare worker or a cashier in a grocery store.
Surrounded by local business leaders, the Saratoga Economic Development Corporation on Wednesday unveiled Advance Saratoga. The five-year plan seeks to create thousands of jobs by promoting the county for new businesses and helping existing employers expand.
Inside a packed city council chambers on Tuesday night, it took nearly two hours for local residents and business owners to express their concerns or support for a downtown parking structure proposed by the Saratoga Springs City Center. The convention hall is seeking to build a parking garage on a hotly contested piece of property in the Spa City’s bustling downtown.