Several state lawmakers said Thursday the New York state budget is going to be late leaving the possibility of a deadline of extension up in the air.
Just three days away from the state budget plan deadline, some lawmakers push for a constitutional amendment that would halt legislative proceedings between midnight and 8 a.m.
Some state lawmakers said while New York has some of the strongest gun control laws in the nation, federal action is lacking. They said guns travel into New York from other states and stronger federal legislation would help combat this issue.
Following Gov. Kathy Hochul's chief judge nomination for New York's Court of Appeals, Hector LaSalle, who was rejected by the state Senate in December, the New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination released a new list of nominees.
Some state lawmakers are concerned about other marijuana operations known as "sticker stores," where retailers sell items like stickers at a high price and "gift" marijuana products with the purchase.
This session the Senate and the Assembly introduced a bill to establish a grant program for medical interns and residents to receive training on abortion and other related reproductive health services.
With the final budget plan deadline around the corner, bail reform remains a hot topic of debate in budget negotiations.
Thousands of healthcare advocates rally in Albany urging the governor and lawmakers to put more funding in this year's budget for healthcare.
Monday, advocates traveled to Albany to rally for a bill called the Clean Slate Act that would allow for automatic sealing of some convictions.
This week in their one-house budget resolutions, New York legislators did not fully advance the governor's proposal to expand the state's ban on the sale of flavored vaping products and tobacco to include menthol.
Gov. Kathy Hochul's budget plan proposes a transition from Medicaid managed care plans to NYRx, a fee-for-service Medicaid program. But this week lawmakers repealed this transition in their one-house budget resolutions.
This week the Senate and the Assembly release their one-house budget resolutions, not including the governor's proposal that would eliminate the least restrictive standard for judges to set bail.
Monday, mental health advocates traveled to Albany to plead for an 8.5 percent increase to the cost-of-living adjustment in the state budget to bolster the mental health workforce.
Gov. Kathy Hochul's budget recently reached the 30 day mark--her time to make amendments. One of her budget amendments includes an exemption for farms using fossil fuel equipment.
Advocates are calling on lawmakers to fund continuum of care for brain injury survivors. Some advocates said survivors need this funding to expand information and resources.
Gov. Kathy Hochul's state budget proposes maintaining funding for the Consolidated Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) at $577.8 million. Some lawmakers said it's not enough.
The state Senate recently passed a bill intending to expand access to doula services.
Monday, advocates traveled to Albany urging the governor and legislators to stop the carve-out of pharmacy benefits from NYRx, a Medicaid program.
At a time when maternal mortality rates remain high, this week the Senate passed a bill to enhance the scope of health equity assessments to now include reproductive and maternal health services.
A package of legislation in Albany would extend support and protections for families of crime victims.
While the legislature conducted one of the last budget hearings on housing Wednesday, Gov. Kathy Hochul highlights the urgency of the New York Housing Compact--a plan included in her budget to address New York's housing crisis.
Gov. Hochul's budget proposes legislation to expand on the state's ban of the sale of flavored vaping products and tobacco by now including menthol.
In her state of the state address in January, Gov. Kathy Hochul proposed a plan to end the sale of any new fossil-fuel-powered heating equipment by 2030. Today, some Republican lawmakers and energy stakeholders express their opposition.
With rising costs of inflation impacting housing development, Gov. Hochul proposes $1.2 million for neighborhood and rural preservation programs in the Southern Tier.
Gov. Hochul proposes $7.7 million in her budget for the Dwyer Veteran Peer-to-Peer Services program. Some lawmakers and veterans feel this is not enough
In her $227 billion budget, Gov. Kathy Hochul proposes $500 million in additional funding for clean water infrastructure. But some experts said it's not enough to address New York's clean water crisis.
ALBANY, NY (WENY)-- Erin Moran has struggled with her mental health for most of her life. She said when she was 26, she hit a crisis point. For the next three and a half years she went to the emergency room 14 times and had 16 psychiatric hospitalizations
In the ninth of thirteen budget hearings, lawmakers highlighted a variety of issues in mental health including wraparound services and the opioid settlement fund but the focal point was the cost-of-living adjustment.
A few weeks ago, the Senate Judiciary Committee threw out Gov. Kathy Hochul's nomination for the state's Court of Appeals sending many lawmakers into upset. Wednesday, the Senate decided to move forward with a floor vote for nominee Hector LaSalle.