The state Thruway Authority board has set a meeting for Dec. 17 but still won't say when it plans to consider a longstanding proposal for a "modest" 45-percent increase in tolls for truckers.
Executive Director Thomas Madison says the directors will meet Dec. 17 to choose a plan for replacing the Tappan Zee Bridge linking Westchester and Rockland counties. But he says the toll hike proposed in the spring hasn't yet been added to that agenda.
Governor Cuomo has touted the recently concluded legislative session as “one of the most successful in modern political history”. As Karen DeWitt reports, the session also made history in another way. It featured the fewest bills passed by both houses in nearly one hundred years. Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports…
According to an analysis by the New York Public Interest Research Group, the 2012 session resulted in 571 pieces of legislation approved by both houses of the legislature.
New York stands to receive $146 million in the national settlement with pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline, which has agreed to pay $3 billion overall to settle federal and state complaints related to marketing and pricing of its drugs. WAMC's Dave Lucas reports...
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the record recovery will go to the state's Medicaid program.
The legislative session that’s concluding in Albany seems to be more about what’s not getting done that what is getting accomplished. As Karen DeWitt reports, agreements were not reached on several key issues.
Governor Andrew Cuomo at this time last year was intensely lobbying lawmakers to pass a bill to legalize gay marriage. This year, he has taken a more hands off approach to the end of the current legislative session.
The governor introduced a bill on how to make teacher evaluations public, but said he would not push the legislature to approve it.
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…