State protects abusers, women harassed in public jobs say

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — He was accused of calling his female co-workers "whores," grabbing one woman's head and forcing it between his legs, threatening another with sexual assault and exposing himself in...

NY eases rules for changing parties before primary elections

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is relaxing party enrollment deadlines to make it easier to cast a ballot in primary elections under a bill signed Thursday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. ...

Woman could face fines for billboards decrying sex abuse law

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York ethics officials are threatening to fine a woman for unregistered lobbying after she rented billboards to criticize state laws on molestation and share her own story of ab...

New York raises statewide smoking age to 21

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York will raise its smoking age from 18 to 21 under legislation signed into law Tuesday by the state's governor. The change, which takes effect in 120 days, w...

Legal sports betting begins in upstate New York

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — New York joined the growing list of states allowing wagering on sports after an upstate casino cut the ribbon on a new betting lounge Tuesday and took its first bet — $20 on t...

Ex-governor to lead push Sands' push for casino in NYC

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York Gov. David Paterson is joining Las Vegas Sands to lead the casino and resort developer's push for a casino in New York City. Voters have already a...

County clerk files suit over NY immigrant license law

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A county clerk in western New York filed a lawsuit Monday challenging a new state law authorizing driver's licenses for immigrants who are in the country illegally. ...

Trump: People are leaving New York 'like never before'

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that people are moving out of New York "like never before" — but the reality of population changes in the president's home state is more comp...

NY may require feminine hygiene products to list ingredients

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York could soon become the first state to require ingredient labels on feminine hygiene products under legislation awaiting action by the governor. The measur...

New York set to cut religious exemption to vaccine mandates

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers are poised Thursday to eliminate a religious exemption to vaccine requirements in the face of its worst measles outbreak in decades. The Democr...

NY Assembly votes to give driver's licenses for immigrants

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state would become the 13th state to permit driver's licenses for immigrants who entered the country illegally under legislation passed the state Assembly Wednesday. ...

Deal on NYC tenant protections will be signed, governor says

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that he will sign a deal negotiated by legislative leaders that would strengthen rent stabilization rules covering more than a million tenants in a...

Medicaid bought sex offenders' erectile dysfunction drugs

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's publicly funded Medicaid program paid more than $63,000 for erectile dysfunction drugs and other sexual treatments for sex offenders, despite laws banning such expenses....

New York mulls ending ban on paid surrogacy contracts

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's Legislature could soon repeal one of the nation's last bans on paid surrogacy contracts, in which a woman is compensated for carrying the child of another person or coup...

NY Senate again approves access to Trump's tax returns

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's state Senate has voted again to allow President Donald Trump's state tax returns to be released to Democrats in Congress. The Democrat-led chamber appr...