By Jonathan Lemire | 02/13/14 08:20 AM
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his first budget proposal Wednesday, revealing that the nation's largest city has a surplus but warning that it still faces stark fiscal challenges due to the expired labor contracts of all 150 municipal unions.
By Associated Press | 02/12/14 08:22 AM
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is opposed to letting individual municipalities set their own minimum wages and tax rates, as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to do.
02/11/14 04:45 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York could become the first state in the nation to outlaw the sale of cosmetic products containing tiny plastic scrubbing beads that have been accumulating by the tens of millions in the Great Lakes. The plastic particles can persist in the environment for centuries...
02/11/14 04:15 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Noting the decline in law school enrollment and opportunities in the profession, New York's chief judge on Tuesday unveiled plans to let law students spend their last semester doing free legal work for practical experience and academic credit. Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman...
By Associated Press | 02/11/14 09:16 AM
Advocates for allowing New York City officials to raise the minimum wage locally are heading to the state Capitol.
By Paul Bedard | 02/10/14 01:26 PM
The Donald is on a GOP roll. Fueling speculation that he is considering a 2016 GOP presidential and New York gubernatorial bids, developer Donald Trump has added another major event to his speaking tour, New York's annual Lincoln Day Dinner this week. It follows a campaign-style stop last...
By David B. Caruso | 02/10/14 08:09 AM
Time may be running out for the iconic horse carriages that carry tourists around Central Park. Mayor Bill de Blasio already has declared his intention to shut down the industry, saying it is inhumane to keep horses in modern-day Manhattan.
02/09/14 03:11 PM
NEW YORK — Bill de Blasio stooped his 6-foot-5 frame for hours to shake hands with regular New Yorkers touring Gracie Mansion, telling them the opulent mayoral residence was "the people's house." Clad in a jacket and jeans, he cheerfully posed for a TV crew while shoveling snow outside his...
02/07/14 10:43 AM
Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a $250,000 settlement on Wednesday with a Manhattan-based child foster care services provider for allegedly billing Medicaid inappropriately. New York Foundling Hospital allegedly billed...
02/06/14 03:45 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A college president and New York City's former comptroller are among three members appointed to the state board that will select casino operators. The New York State Gaming Commission on Thursday announced that former city comptroller William Thompson, Hofstra President...
02/06/14 10:27 AM
Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a $500,000 settlement on Tuesday with the owners of three Long Island charities, a professional fundraiser and an accounting firm to resolve allegations of charity fraud. Lynne Speciale,...
By Charlie Spiering | 02/05/14 08:32 AM
After the Congressional Budget Office estimated that Obamacare will cause the loss of 2.5 million jobs in the next 10 years, the New York Times editorial on Wednesday called the news "mostly a good thing."
By Ashe Schow | 02/03/14 03:20 PM
Bitcoin, the digital currency people can't stop talking about, is thus far free from direct meddling from the federal government. So naturally, Big Government wants to regulate it.
By Associated Press | 01/30/14 10:02 AM
The Staten Island Republican's temperament is at the forefront again after he was caught on camera threatening a television news reporter.
By Joseph Lawler | 01/28/14 04:22 PM
A day after the CEO of a Bitcoin exchange company was arrested for money laundering in New York City, a top New York state regulator suggested that more regulations would be in store for the digital currency in the near future. Speaking at a hearing on Bitcoin, New York Department of Financial...
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