New York State Politics
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."
ILION, N.Y. (WKTV) - According to Frank "Rusty" Brown, the local chairman of the United Mine Workers 717, the states of Michigan, Texas and Oklahoma are all currently trying to lure Remington out of Ilion and to their state.
Listing of the details of the law
ALBANY-(WKTV)Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the NY SAFE Act (Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act) late this afternoon.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's Legislature has passed the nation's toughest gun control law and the first since the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. The bill calls for a tougher assault weapons ban and provisions to try to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill who make threats.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Republicans say Gov. Andrew Cuomo's accelerated approval of the first gun control measure in the nation following last month's shooting in Newtown, Conn., may be good politics for him, but they say it's bad government.
ILION, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Village of Ilion held a Town Hall meeting Monday morning with the focus being Remington Arms. With the talk of new gun control legislation both at the state level and federal level, many Remington Arms workers are worried that new legislation would ban certain guns from being sold to the public, and could lead to less production at the Ilion gun manufacturing plant, which could ultimately lead to layoffs.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - People familiar with the internal negotiations say Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders have a tentative deal to enact the nation's first gun control measure following the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.
Governor Cuomo wants to give all minimum wage earners a $60 a week, nearly $250 a month, raise. The head of the Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce, which actually has a small-business council, has another word for the hike. It's a dirty word, in the world of business.
NEWSChannel 2's Jason Powles spoke with Tim Kremer, the Executive Director of the New York State School Board Association about Governor Andrew Cuomo's education goals as announced in his 2013 State of the State Address. **Click the video for the full interview**
Statements from Dr. Rick Timbs, Executive Director, SSFC.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing to create a "Green Bank" to spur private investment in clean energy projects.
State of the State: Cuomo outlines agenda for 2013
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo delivered his 2013 State of the State Address, outlining several policies, some of which will affect Central New York.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing raising the minimum wage to $8.75 an hour from the current $7.25.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing for a tighter ban on assault weapons and elimination of high-capacity ammunition clips in his annual State of the State address.
The entire video of Governor Cuomo's State of the State Address.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will take his sky-high popularity into his third year with an agenda to ban assault weapons, raise the minimum wage and revive the still-slow economic recovery.
Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi says he proposing legislation that would prohibit individuals on public assistance from withdrawing their benefits funds at ATM machines located in casinos, liquor stores or adult entertainment facilities.
WASHINGTON (AP) - At last, the storm-racked Northeast is getting disaster relief aid for victims of October's Superstorm Sandy, but only after a host of East Coast Republican lawmakers threatened a near mutiny against GOP Speaker John Boehner. The House overwhelmingly approved $9.7 billion for flood insurance claims from Superstorm Sandy shortly after 11 a.m. on Friday.
Joint Statement of Governors Cuomo and Christie on Congressional failure to pass Hurricane Sandy relief package
Governors Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie released a joint statement regarding Congress not passing the Hurricane Sandy relief package that had previously passed the Senate.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - One of the state's legislative leaders is proposing to change New York laws to institute early voting and also require disclosure of independent political spending that's currently shielded from public view.