New York News

State officials say enrollment in health plans through New York's official marketplace has reached more than 4 million. That exceeds last year's enrollment by 700,000.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Karen DeWitt

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has selected 23 historic sites for inclusion on the state and national registers of historic places.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Karen DeWitt

Governor Andrew Cuomo, responding to the end to state and local tax deductions in the federal tax overhaul, has issued an emergency order to allow New Yorkers who owe more than $10,000 in property taxes to pay them early to get around the new law.

New Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Several women's groups and Renselear County politicians are calling on Steve McLaughlin to resign from the New York State Assembly — and not take  office in January as Rensselaer County Executive.


Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing early voting in New York as part of his State of the State message, due out January 3. But a top aide to the governor says it might be awhile before the proposals could become law and take effect.

Facebook: Tayja Treat uploaded to Hoosick Community Facebook Page

New York state has announced a $2 million flood mitigation and stream restoration program for the Village of Hoosick Falls to help the community recover from devastating floods this past July. 

The state capitol in Albany
Dave Lucas / WAMC

2018 might finally be the year that Democrats regain control of the New York state Senate. But they face a number of obstacles, and Republicans aren’t ready to give up any time soon.


The U.S. Census says New York state's population bumped up slightly to 19.85 million.

Abir Anwar

Governor Andrew Cuomo, who’s vowed to lead a campaign against New York’s Republican Congressional representatives in the 2018 elections, has spent the final weeks of 2017 feuding with them over their votes on the federal tax overhaul bill.

Donkey Hotey/Flickr

The tax overhaul plan passed in the House of Representatives Tuesday is drawing a mostly negative reaction from New York’s union and business leaders.

Edward Mero
Albany County District Attorney's Office

A former city of Albany employee has been found guilty of killing two 23-year-old women.

Activists rally outside Congressman John Faso's Kinderhook office.
Columbia County Sanctuary Movement

Nine people were arrested Monday during a pro-DREAMer demonstration at Congressman John Faso’s Kinderhook office. 

Lucas Willard / WAMC

The push continues for a permanent emergency homeless shelter in Saratoga Springs. One plan to build a shelter in a residential zone is being met with pushback from neighbors.

Vroman's Nose
Kristen Leffel

The state of New York has acquired a 139-acre mountain in the Schoharie Valley known as Vroman's Nose.

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Democrat Joanne Yepsen has served Saratoga Springs as mayor for the past four years. Prior to her two terms, Yepsen served eight years as a county supervisor.

With the risk of deportation looming over their heads, young undocumented immigrants across the U.S. are hoping lawmakers will resolve their status before 2017 comes to an end. 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Matt Ryan

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will propose $11.5 million for afterschool programs, job training and other educational efforts in a bid to stem gang violence.

U.S. Representative John Faso
U.S. Representative John Faso

Pro "dreamer" activist groups throughout congressional district 19 are rallying today  outside congressman Jon Faso’s Kinderhook office to demand a clean DREAM Act before the holidays.

The supervisor of a small town in western New York and his wife, the town clerk-elect, have been struck and killed by a car.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

Lake George in the Southern Adirondacks, known for its crystal clear water, has been a summer destination for more than a century. But during 2017, the state-owned beach “Million Dollar Beach” was closed several times from June to August due to bacterial contamination. A team of local officials and advocates came together to solve the mystery of the pollution.

WAMC's Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard brings us this installment our series on infrastructure from the southern shore of Lake George.

As municipalities finalize their 2018 budgets, one Albany County city is facing a potential double-digit tax increase. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

The New York state Capitol
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

With a projected multibillion dollar deficit and looming federal changes that could cost New York state billions of dollars more, the biggest obstacle in the upcoming 2018 legislative session will be balancing the state budget.

Dredging of the Hudson River

With a federal decision expected this month, New York state has announced it will sue the Environmental Protection Agency if the EPA declares dredging of the Upper Hudson River complete. 

Officials in an upstate New York community with water sources tainted by chemical pollution are applauding the withdrawal of President Donald Trump’s pick for a top position in the Environmental Protection Agency.

Pat Bradley/WAMC

With the Federal Communications Commission’s vote today to roll back Net Neutrality restrictions enacted in 2015 on Internet Service Providers, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that he will lead a multi-state lawsuit against the repeal.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

The first homes in the Bennington, Vermont area with wells contaminated with the chemical PFOA have been hooked up to a clean municipal water system.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

A ceremony to award economic development grants to regions of New York state Wednesday was overshadowed by developments on the federal tax overhaul plan in Washington, as the House and Senate announced agreement on a final plan to be voted on as early as next week.

Senator Chuck Schumer

Sen. Chuck Schumer says he is "pursuing every legal path" against whoever circulated a forged document accusing him of sexual harassment.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Matt Ryan

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is getting a head start on his State of the State proposals, and says he’ll propose a bill to close a loophole that allows some convicted of domestic violence to possess guns.

Governor Andrew Cuomo
Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York state and local leaders gathered in Albany Wednesday for the latest announcement of regional economic development awards.