02/18/14 08:00 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says he's recusing himself from any role Congress plays in Comcast's planned acquisition of Time Warner Cable after learning his brother was one of the lead lawyers behind the $45 billion deal. Federal regulators and lawmakers will scrutinize how...
02/18/14 02:13 PM
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Friday his office has settled with the former president of NARAL-NY Pro-Choice and its affiliated foundation, resolving allegations she siphoned funds for personal use. Schneiderman Kelli Conlin, the former...
By Michael Virtanen | 02/14/14 09:02 AM
New York reached an agreement Thursday with federal officials for a waiver that would allow the state to reinvest $8 billion in Medicaid savings that officials say will be used to support hospitals and improve health care.
02/13/14 03:17 PM
Schneiderman ELMIRA, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a settlement on Tuesday with the owner of a tree removal company for allegedly engaging in price-gouging after a tornado hit Elmira in July 2012. Lonnie Drake, doing business as Upstate...
02/13/14 03:14 PM
Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a settlement on Tuesday with a credit services company and its president to resolve allegations it used deceptive advertisements to target union members. The Dallas-based Union Workers Credit...
02/13/14 09:31 AM
ALBANY, N.Y. — Authorities say they've arrested 18 Albany-area residents who scammed New York state out of $150,000 in unemployment benefits. State police and the Department of Labor say their separate investigations began weeks ago. Officials say the suspects were receiving unemployment...
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...
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."
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