BP in Bid to Build Offshore Wind Facility in NY
In The States
BP in Bid to Build Offshore Wind Facility in NY
2023-02-06 22:36:00
by Dan McCue

ALBANY, N.Y. — BP and partner Equinor have jointly entered a bid in New York’s third offshore wind solicitation, vying to provide the state with renewable energy from the Beacon Wind 2 lease area located roughly 60 miles off the... Read More

Offshore Wind Project Nets $24.1M in Tax Incentives
Renewable Energy
Offshore Wind Project Nets $24.1M in Tax Incentives
2023-01-05 21:45:08
by Dan McCue

EAST SETAUKET, N.Y. — A project aimed at transforming a warehouse into a support facility for a pending offshore wind project has netted $24.1 million in tax breaks from the Town of Brookhaven in New York state. The sales, use... Read More

Courts Waffle on Vaccine Mandates for Municipal Workers
Health
Courts Waffle on Vaccine Mandates for Municipal Workers
2022-08-30 20:13:45
by Tom Ramstack

NEW YORK — New York is keeping its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for municipal workers for now while Washington, D.C., is losing its mandate because of recent judges’ decisions. The differing court rulings within days of each other add to confusion... Read More

Primary Takeaways: Abortion Politics, DeSantis Flexes Muscle
2022 Elections
Primary Takeaways: Abortion Politics, DeSantis Flexes Muscle

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis learned who his Democratic challenger will be this fall. The impact of redistricting was on full display. Democrats sorted through rivalries amongst themselves. And abortion may give Democrats a lifeline in an otherwise rough November. The most intense stretch of... Read More

New York, Washington Plead for Federal Help With Immigrants
Immigration
New York, Washington Plead for Federal Help With Immigrants
2022-08-22 22:48:35
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Pleas for federal assistance from city officials are becoming more shrill as Texas continues busing thousands of illegal immigrants to New York City and Washington, D.C. The mayors of both cities say their resources for housing and feeding... Read More

Schumer Backs Nadler in Take Two of New York Primary
2022 Elections
Schumer Backs Nadler in Take Two of New York Primary
2022-08-17 15:56:05
by Dan McCue

NEW YORK — When New Yorkers head to the polls on Tuesday, Aug. 23, it will be the second time in two months that they’ll be asked to vote in a crucial primary election. Once again, a drawn-out redistricting process... Read More

Trump Pleads Fifth in New York Deposition
Law
Trump Pleads Fifth in New York Deposition
2022-08-10 16:06:29
by Dan McCue

NEW YORK — Former President Donald Trump invoked his right against self-incrimination Wednesday during a deposition in the New York attorney general’s office. Trump traveled to New York City from his home and golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, to... Read More

174 Years After Historic Convention, Women Still Feel Their Rights Are in Question
Civil Rights
174 Years After Historic Convention, Women Still Feel Their Rights Are in Question
2022-07-22 12:47:23
by Eden Metzger

SENECA FALLS, N.Y. — One hundred and seventy-four years after the first women's rights convention was held in this bucolic hamlet in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, speakers gathered here to ponder their rights under a Constitution... Read More

New York Bans Smoking From All Public Parks and Beaches
In The States
New York Bans Smoking From All Public Parks and Beaches
2022-07-18 20:03:51
by Eden Metzger

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed legislation that bans smoking from all of New York state's public beaches and parks.  "Smoking is a dangerous habit that affects not only the smoker but everyone around them, including families and... Read More

Calls to Do ‘More’ Reverberate at Celebration of Bipartisan Gun Bill
White House
Calls to Do ‘More’ Reverberate at Celebration of Bipartisan Gun Bill
2022-07-12 20:45:03
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — More than 2,000 people gathered on the South Lawn of the White House Monday morning to celebrate the “real progress” of the passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act and agreement across the aisle on gun control after... Read More

Gun Bill a No-Show at New York Legislature, New Special Session Convened
In The States
Gun Bill a No-Show at New York Legislature, New Special Session Convened
2022-07-01 15:22:55
by Reece Nations

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York lawmakers’ plans to cast votes on concealed carry gun legislation Thursday were delayed for hours by surprise negotiations on the extension of mayoral control of public education and an amendment to the state constitution to... Read More

Interesting Races Abound as Five States Head to the Polls on Tuesday
Elections
Interesting Races Abound as Five States Head to the Polls on Tuesday
2022-06-25 16:20:04
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — This week will see yet another post-COVID “Super Tuesday” unfold as voters in five states — New York, Illinois, Colorado, Oklahoma and Utah head to the polls. New York In New York, Gov. Kathy Hochul is expected to... Read More

State Court Approves Controversial CD Map for New York
Redistricting
State Court Approves Controversial CD Map for New York
2022-05-23 20:26:22
by Dan McCue

ALBANY, N.Y. — A state court judge formally approved a controversial new congressional map Friday night, ratifying a map that could prove costly to Democrats while forcing two of the state’s most prominent House members to square off against each... Read More

New York’s Iconic One Times Square to Undergo $500M Facelift
Cities
New York’s Iconic One Times Square to Undergo $500M Facelift
2022-05-06 20:20:09
by Dan McCue

NEW YORK — One of New York City’s most iconic locations, One Times Square, scene of the annual New Year’s Eve ball drop watched by millions, is about to undergo a $500 million redevelopment. Jamestown, a real estate investment and... Read More

New York’s Highest Court Tosses Congressional District Map
Redistricting
New York’s Highest Court Tosses Congressional District Map
2022-04-27 20:27:38
by Dan McCue

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York’s highest court ruled Wednesday that Democrats who oversaw the state’s redistricting process violated the state constitution and turned a blind eye to the will of the voters when they drew new congressional and state Senate... Read More

GOP Expert Offers His Perspective on Redistricting and What it Portends for 2022
Redistricting
GOP Expert Offers His Perspective on Redistricting and What it Portends for 2022
2022-04-22 21:57:12
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — With just two states, New Hampshire and Missouri, left to finalize congressional district maps ahead of the 2022 midterms, attention is now shifting to primary contests and the inevitable litigation that the decennially-drawn maps inspire. On Friday, The... Read More

NYC Reservoir Releases Raise Worries about Stormier Future
Climate
NYC Reservoir Releases Raise Worries about Stormier Future

OLIVE, N.Y. (AP) — As western regions contend with drier conditions, New York City is under fire for sometimes releasing hundreds of millions of gallons of water a day from a key reservoir in the Catskill Mountains. The occasional releases,... Read More

New York Redistricting Plan Tossed on Trash Heap
Redistricting
New York Redistricting Plan Tossed on Trash Heap
2022-04-01 12:45:38
by Dan McCue

ALBANY, N.Y. — A state supreme court on Thursday tossed out New York State’s proposed redistricting plan, holding that new districts drafted for state and congressional races were unlawfully partisan in nature. Justice Patrick McAllister of New York’s Steuben County... Read More

New York and DC Police Search for Serial Killer
Crime
New York and DC Police Search for Serial Killer
2022-03-14 16:46:23
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The mayors of Washington, D.C., and New York City released a statement Sunday saying they are tracking what appears to be a serial killer who is attacking homeless people at random in both cities. Police blame at least... Read More

New York Governor Seeks to Bolster Entertainment Industry
In The States
New York Governor Seeks to Bolster Entertainment Industry
2022-01-19 18:37:19
by Dan McCue

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s first budget proposal as chief executive includes key tax credit extensions aimed at bolstering the state’s entertainment industry and revitalizing an economy still struggling with the coronavirus pandemic. Hochul’s proposed budget would... Read More

Trump Sues NY Attorney General, Seeking to End Civil Probe
In The States
Trump Sues NY Attorney General, Seeking to End Civil Probe

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump sued New York Attorney General Letitia James on Monday, resorting to a familiar but seldom successful strategy as he seeks to end a yearslong civil investigation into his business practices that he alleges is... Read More

New York AG Adds to Civil and Criminal Lawsuits Against Former President Trump
In The States
New York AG Adds to Civil and Criminal Lawsuits Against Former President Trump
2021-12-13 16:52:13
by Brock Blasdell

NEW YORK — New York’s Attorney General Letitia James has subpoenaed former president Donald J. Trump to appear in a deposition next month to answer allegations regarding the Trump organization’s involvement in improperly valuing real estate assets. The request falls... Read More

NY Attorney General Seeks Trump’s Testimony in Civil Probe
In The News
NY Attorney General Seeks Trump's Testimony in Civil Probe

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s attorney general is seeking former President Donald Trump’s testimony in an ongoing civil investigation into his business practices, a person familiar with the matter said. Attorney General Letitia James’ office has requested that Trump... Read More

Gov. Hochul Aims to Hold Office Amid Primary Challengers
In The States
Gov. Hochul Aims to Hold Office Amid Primary Challengers
2021-12-02 20:51:00
by Reece Nations

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul took over for former Gov. Andrew Cuomo in August, and her performance so far has strengthened her case for reelection with the state’s voters. Polling data suggests New Yorkers are generally supportive... Read More

Suozzi Declares for New York Gubernatorial Race
Political News
Suozzi Declares for New York Gubernatorial Race

NEW YORK — Rep. Tom Suozzi, D-N.Y., announced on Monday in a virtual new conference that he will run for governor of New York. Suozzi is the latest candidate to join the race in which he will contend with incumbent... Read More

AP: Letitia James Will Run for New York Governor
Elections
AP: Letitia James Will Run for New York Governor

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Attorney General Letitia James plans to run for governor, according to three people directly familiar with her plans who spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday. James will enter the race as a formidable... Read More

In NYC After Ida,  Biden Calls Climate ‘Everybody’s Crisis’
Climate
In NYC After Ida, Biden Calls Climate 'Everybody's Crisis'

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden declared climate change has become "everybody's crisis" on Tuesday as he toured neighborhoods flooded by the remnants of Hurricane Ida, warning it's time for America to get serious about the "code red" danger... Read More

Biden Directs Federal Aid to NY, NJ After Deadly Flooding
White House
Biden Directs Federal Aid to NY, NJ After Deadly Flooding

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — President Joe Biden approved major disaster declarations Monday greenlighting federal aid for people in six New Jersey counties and five New York counties affected by devastating flooding last week from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. At... Read More

Hochul, NY’s 1st Female Governor, Inherits Vast Challenges
In The States
Hochul, NY's 1st Female Governor, Inherits Vast Challenges

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Kathy Hochul became the first female governor of New York on Tuesday, inheriting immense challenges as she takes over an administration facing criticism for inaction during Andrew Cuomo's distracted final months in office. Hochul, a Democrat... Read More

Supreme Court Strikes Down New York Anti-Eviction Law
Supreme Court
Supreme Court Strikes Down New York Anti-Eviction Law
2021-08-16 20:04:46
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Federal courts continued their struggle with state and federal eviction moratoriums in separate rulings Thursday and Friday. A federal judge in Washington ruled Friday that her “hands are tied” to halt the federal eviction moratorium that the Centers... Read More

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