New York News

Sheldon Silver
Karen DeWitt

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.

Donald Trump speaking at a rally in Fountain Hills, Arizona.
By Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=47943348

All three republican Presidential candidates spoke at the state GOP dinner Thursday night.

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.

New York is expected to end its ban on professional mixed martial arts when Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs legislation to put the New York State Athletic Commission in charge of the sport. 

A new poll finds that Bernie Sanders has narrowed the gap with Hillary Clinton in the New York Presidential primary race, but Clinton leads in key voting regions.

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.

The New York Racing Association board has advanced restructuring plans recommending future governance outside of state control.

Karen DeWitt

Proponents of New York’s new medical marijuana law say so far, it’s barely functioning, and they say major revisions are necessary to allow more than just a tiny number of patients to benefit.

The New York State Police advise the general public and businesses to beware of so-called Liberty Dollar medallions.

Spotlight On John Kasich

Apr 12, 2016
Gov. John Kasich speaks in Troy Monday.
Dave Lucas

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.

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