The State Division of Consumer Protection recently started rolling out a five-part consumer alert series to help New Yorkers navigate the holiday shopping season.
Starting in 1976, this year marks the 46th year of the capital Christmas tree tradition. Every year the tree is selected from New York families who apply to have their tree displayed outside the capital.
At an Assembly hearing Wednesday, lawmakers heard from education and mental health experts about the mental health needs of college students, including growing peer counseling and expanding the availability and access of services.
On March 25, 2020, former Gov. Andrew Cuomo filed an executive order through the Department of Health to send recovering COVID-19 patients to nursing homes. More than 9,000 patients were sent to nursing homes across the state.
Tuesday, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced that her office is suing a nursing home in Albion, New York, after conducting an extensive investigation
Last week Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a crypto-mining moratorium, making New York State the first in the nation to ban certain cryptocurrency mining technology infrastructure.
A recent audit report from the New York State Comptroller found deficiencies in the management of unemployment insurance fraud during the pandemic.
At a committee hearing Tuesday addressing workforce shortages, speakers said there are a variety of areas lawmakers need to improve-- including addressing childcare shortages, workforce development, and unemployment insurance debt.
At the capital Monday, environmental advocates pushed for the New York State Returnable Container Act, also known as the Bottle Bill, to be modernized.
Earlier this week, CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart agreed to pay billions of dollars in settlement payments nationwide for their role in contributing to the opioid epidemic. New York State will receive up to $116 million in the settlement from Walmart.
This week Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $21.4 million in funding to help displaced Ukrainians living in New York.
Advocates pushing for sentencing reform gathered outside the capital Wednesday to call on lawmakers to pass three bills introduced in last year's legislative session--the Eliminate Mandatory Minimums Act, the Second Look Act, and the Earned Time Act.
As the state prepares to begin adult recreational marijuana sales by the end of this year, Brooklyn, the Finger Lakes, and other upstate New York regions are facing legal challenges over retail cannabis licenses.
Six months ago, on May 14, an 18-year-old gunman from Broome County carried out the racially motivated shooting at Top's Grocery Store in Buffalo, claiming the lives of 10 Black people and injuring 18 others.
Around midnight last night Kathy Hochul declared victory as the projected winner. And this afternoon, Republican challenger Lee Zeldin conceded-- congratulating her on the win.
On New York State's mid-term election ballot there are four state-wide races. And at the top of the ballot is the race for governor.
With election day just days away, the League of Women Voters stressed the importance of voters casting their ballots and understanding their constitutional rights.
As election day gets closer, the New York State Board of Elections emphasized that voters should feel confident in the voting process.
Election day is less than a week away and New Yorkers have a lot to vote for on this year's ballot. The statewide races include the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and Comptroller.
Tuesday, low-income New York families who need help paying their heating bills can start applying for the Home Energy Assistance Program, or HEAP. This year because of higher heating costs, the value of these benefits increased.
As Breast Cancer Awareness month comes to a close, some state leaders continue to push forward efforts to increase breast cancer screenings.
Friday, on the ten-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Gov. Kathy Hochul took steps to improve storm recovery efforts.
As early voting unfolds and election day approaches, environmental advocates are trying to push forward a piece of legislation on the ballot that aims to improve water quality.
Wednesday, the Assembly Standing Committee on Social Services met to examine public assistance benefits following the pandemic and rising inflation.
After the Buffalo mass shooting in May, Gov. Kathy Hochul issued an executive order requiring state police to expand their use of the Red Flag Law, also called the Extreme Risk Protection Order Law.
In 2020, New York State enacted a law that placed a ban on the use of biometric surveillance in schools.
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced to a plan to increase pay for nurses an average of 4.5% per title. This will bring the starting salary for day shift nurses in upstate New York to nearly $90,000, according to the recent press release.
At a committee hearing Tuesday, advocates and agencies emphasized the power of primary prevention services have on child welfare.