New York State Politics
VERNON, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Minority Owner of Vernon Downs says that he and his family are ending their involvement with the racino.
The New York State Senate passed legislation Thursday to require certain violent felons to serve their maximum prison term if there is evidence that their release would pose an imminent threat to society.
UTICA, N.Y. - Two million dollars is heading to the Utica Memorial Auditorium for updates, according to State Senator Joseph Griffo and Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi.
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A rally held in downtown Utica on Thursday pushed the Governor's ten-point Women's Equality Act.
On Monday, the New York State Assembly voted 82 to 53 in favor of the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act, and it is now in the hands of the State Senate.
NYS will cover the 25 percent non-federal match requirement of property buyout costs associated with Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.
Assemblymember Anthony Brindisi says residents in the Mohawk Valley are paying the third-highest average gas prices in the state.
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The New York State Budget calls for an increase in minimum wage, raising it to $9 an hour by the start of 2016. While the wage increase is a jump, it will be gradual.
ALBANY, N.Y. -Legislators say pending approval of the state budget, $1.5 million will go to each Oneida and Madison Counties to make up for non-payment of taxes by the Oneidas.
ALBANY, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Law Enforcement Canine Bill, developed in memory of Ape, has been approved by the state senate.
ILION, N.Y. (WKTV) - Officials say despite the courtship of other states, including recently tweeted photos of the CEO of Remington Arms and Texas Governor Rick Perry, the future looks bright for Remington in Ilion.
ALBANY, N.Y. (WKTV) - The New York State Assembly has passed legislation to delay hydrofracking permits in New York State until May 15, 2015.
ALBANY, N.Y. (WKTV) - Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi says he is sponsoring legislation that would create harsher penalties for animal abusers.
SALISBURY, N.Y. (WKTV) - Over 400 Herkimer County Residents filled the Salisbury Ridgerunners Club Wednesday to weigh in and learn more about Governor Andrew Cuomo's new gun control law. The forum was the second information session Assemblyman Marc Butler held on the issue revealing that many residents want the law changed.
SALISBURY, N.Y. (WKTV) - Assemblyman Marc Butler is holding a second informational session on Governor Andrew Cuomo's gun control law Wednesday night in Salisbury.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKTV) - As the constitutional/legal challenge to New York Safe Act progresses through the courts, the groundswell of support for the suit continues to grow outside the courtroom.
FRANKFORT, N.Y. (WKTV) - Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi held a town hall meeting Saturday morning to hear from some of his new constituents.
ALBANY, N.Y. - State Senator Joseph A. Griffo said Tuesday that he has introduced Senate Bill 1294 in an attempt to bring mandate relief to schools and local governments faced with rising costs for programs required by Albany bureaucrats by banning any future mandates that do not supply funding to pay for delivering the services.
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Business Council of New York State held a meeting at the Radisson Tuesday to give employers the chance to share their praises and concerns when it comes to Governor Cuomo's 2013-2014 Executive Budget.
ILION, N.Y. (WKTV) - A southern congressman says "we believe in the right to bear arms" as part of his pitch to lure local gun manufacturer Remington Arms to his state in light of New York's gun control SAFE Act, but Congressman Richard Hanna says, "not so fast."