Early Voting Pushed

Nov 23, 2015

At a hearing held by the State Assembly on expanded voting, advocates argued that New York needs to join more than half of the other state who offer some kind of extended voting.

New York State has among the lowest voter turn out rate in the country, ranking 46th out of 50th in the 2014 statewide elections, which included the race for governor. 

Matt Ryan

Anti hunger advocates came to the Capitol Monday to lobby for measures to help New York’s neediest.

Governor Cuomo and the leader of the Senate Republicans differ on whether New York State should accept Syrian refugees in light of the French terror attacks.

Cuomo says other governors who have said that they won’t let Syrian refugees into their state are part of a political “silly season”, and he says legally, it’s not possible to ban the immigrants.

Brian Flynn/WMHT

The Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals, Jonathan Lippman, is leaving the bench at the end of the year.  He's not leaving because he wants to. 

He's leaving because he has to.

  Governor Cuomo announced he’s raising the minimum wage for state workers to $15 an hour.  That did not stop advocates from protesting at the Dunkin Donuts at the state Capitol, saying the governor’s  recent phased in wage increase for fast food workers is too slow.

Cuomo, at a union rally in New York City, announced he’ll raise the minimum wage for state workers to  $15 an hour by 2018 in New York City and 2021 in the rest of the state.