Religious leaders rallied at the State Capitol to push for an increase in the state’s minimum wage. They urged Governor Cuomo to get off the fence and advocate for passage in the legislature. Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports…
Singing “We Shall Not Be moved”, clergy from a variety of religious faiths gathered at the Capitol’s million dollar staircase to urge Governor Cuomo to use his influence to convince the Senate to approve an increase in the state’s minimum wage before the session ends next week.
The three Republicans running in a primary to take on Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand are meeting voters around New York, rounding up endorsements and lobbing critiques at the incumbent.
But with primary day looming June 26, are people paying attention?
Polls show most voters still don't know much about lawyer Wendy Long, Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos or U.S. Representative Bob Turner. Low turnout is expected on primary day for an election among candidates still trying to build name recognition.
New York conservation officials have updated the advice they give people about the safety of eating fish from the state's waterways.
Among this year's changes is the addition of the Lewiston Reservoir in Niagara County and part of the Beaver River in Lewis County to the advisory list. And there are changes in the fish species included in advisories for four Adirondack waters: Fall Lake in Hamilton County; Francis Lake in Lewis County; Schroon Lake in Warren and Essex counties; and Cumberland Bay on Lake Champlain.
The head of the state ethics commission, Janet DiFiore, says she has “done nothing wrong”, after allegations she used her influence as Westchester County DA to obtain welfare benefits for her maid. DiFiore spoke after a lengthy closed door session of the ethics commission. Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports…
A court in New York says it's no longer slander to falsely call someone gay because it's not something society sees as negative anymore.
The mid-level appeals court says that although falsely calling someone gay or lesbian has for decades been grounds for slander, that's no longer the case.
The decision Thursday by the mid-level appeals court involves the case of a Broome County man who sued a woman who called him gay in what he says was an effort to get his girlfriend to leave him. He says it hurt his relationship.