Could New York students take 'mental health days'? Why a state lawmaker says it's needed
Students in New York would be able to take "mental health days" if a new bill is passed into law.
New York marijuana: What to know about anti-pot billboards, key lawmakers under pressure
New York marijuana's debate is targeted by anti-pot billboards urging phone calls to state lawmakers tied to bill to legalize recreational pot.
Top New York Lawmaker: Expunge Convictions if Cannabis Goes Legal
"If we're going to get to the point that it's going to be legal, why should people still have trouble getting jobs and have a record for something that is legal?"
How Close Will Fracking Get to Denver?
Data shows oil and gas drilling increasingly expanding into dense residential areas in and around Denver's urban core.
New York state lawmakers to get first pay raise in 20 years
ALBANY — New York lawmakers will soon make the highest state legislative salary in the country after a state compensation panel voted Thursday to raise their pay for the first
A closer look at what Kentucky is getting in Kevin Knox
Kevin Knox stunned the college basketball recruiting world by committing to Kentucky on Saturday night.
Reynolds releases 10 years of tax returns
Gov. Kim Reynolds and her husband have released 10 years of tax returns showing that in 2017 they paid $27,822 in state and federal taxes.
Lawmaker: New York should increase funds to fight Lyme Disease
ALBANY — A New York state senator is urging her colleagues to set aside more state money for the fight against Lyme disease.
New York's STAR program: Why lawmakers want a 'Bill of Rights' for taxpayers
State legislators are seeking to install an ombudsman to help oversee New York's $3 billion a year STAR program
Get up close to the mane event! A definitive safari guide to Africa
The Daily Mail's Graham Boynton reveals some of the ultimate places to spot Africa's Big Five, with accommodation options including meals, safari activities and conservation fees in some cases.
US Sen. Warren posts 10 years of her tax returns online
BOSTON (AP) - U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has posted 10 years of her tax returns online The decision to release the federal and state returns on Wednesday came a day after the Massachusetts Democrat called for sweeping anti-corruption laws in Washington. It's also another possible signal that Warren may be laying the groundwork for a run for president in 2020. A bill crafted by Warren would require the IRS to release tax returns for congressional candidates from the previous two years and during…
Rep. Omar filed joint tax returns before she married husband
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota campaign finance officials said last week that U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar misused campaign funds in violation of state rules. They also revealed that she had filed joint tax returns with her husband years before they were legally married and at a time when she was married to another man The revelation put the freshman representative under more scrutiny from critics who have taken issue with her marital past. One tax expert said that if there is no criminal intent…
What Yankees, Mets would have to do to get Mariners’ stud closer
The Mariners are “very motivated” to find a way to rid themselves of Robinson Cano and as much of the five years at $120 million left on his contract, according to an executive involved in trade ta…
Jets get closer to top draft pick after Raiders-Broncos gift
On Christmas Eve, Jon Gruden let the Jets unwrap their gift early. The Raiders, in possibly their final game ever at the Coliseum, knocked off the Broncos, 27-14, on Monday night, a win that was a …
N.Y. getting closer to legal weed. Here's why that could be bad for N.J.
New Jersey has a huge lead on recreational marijuana and stands to lose millions if New York legalizes weed first.
Twins should be getting nervous as Indians close gap
Do not despair if you tried and were unable to get tickets to any of the All-Star festivities in and around Progressive Field. Tickets remain for what should be some
Why New York State Lawmakers Must Pass Gov. Cuomo's Dream Act
The leadership change underway in the New York Legislature is a defining event in the state's history and obviously has the lawmakers' full attention. Le...
ALAN CHARTOCK: New York state’s top lawmakers have good reason to fear the ‘con-con’
There are times when I think I may have made a mistake. For example, I have been dead set against the idea that New York should have yet another constitutional convention. To do so would add to the burden our already taxed-to-death citizens are facing
Top lawmaker: time to codify Roe v. Wade in New York State law is now
The speaker of the New York Assembly says now is the time to codify abortion rights in state law.
Lawmaker says road safety package is needed in New York before marijuana is legalized
Long Island Sen. Todd Kaminsky is not prepared to back the legalization of marijuana without bolstering traffic and road safety first “Right now I’m very concerned that we’re moving along one track with marijuana legalization and not having a comprehensive road safety package with funding for drug recognition experts, other ways to detect, education so people know it’s not safe to drive,” Kaminsky said on Tuesday…