Gov. Hochul’s veto of the Grieving Families Act on Monday night should not be taken as the end of the long-running effort to correct how state law treats the families of people lost to negligence.

ALBANY (TNS) — Gov. Kathy Hochul is more popular than ever, according to a Siena poll released late last month.

Gov. Kathy Hochul’s pick to be New York’s chief judge sits in limbo a week after the Senate’s judiciary committee voted not to report his nomination to the full Senate. Hochul may be getting r…

Over the past several months, the Western New York community has been reeling with losses and tragedies, each one reminding us how fragile life is. But in spite of, or because of, these advers…

NEW YORK (TNS) — As much as I’ve enjoyed my career in journalism, and the perks that have gone along with it, like playing basketball with Barack Obama, or exclusive interviews with the last t…

Sunday was the 30th and final day for the state Senate to either confirm or reject Gov. Kathy Hochul’s nomination of Hector LaSalle to be the chief judge of the Court of Appeals, the top judic…

ALBANY (TNS) — The first step toward fixing a problem involves acknowledging it and talking about it openly. So we should be glad that Gov. Kathy Hochul is willing to highlight New York’s popu…

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed many shortcomings in the health care system, and right at the top is the inadequacy of how we provide services for people struggling with mental illness.

ALBANY (TNS) — New York, we’re told, has embarked on a grand plan to embrace recreational marijuana, a supposed turn away from the “Just Say No” policies of old toward a brighter, mellower future.

ALBANY (TNS) — Don’t believe Hector LaSalle’s opponents. Much of what they’re saying isn’t true.

When, in February 2021, the temperatures in parts of Texas dropped to the low teens, crashing the power infrastructure, officials were at a loss dealing with a problem that they simply hadn’t …

ALBANY (TNS) — When Attorney General Letitia James released her devastating report on sexual harassment allegations against former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, she said that “no man, no matter how po…

It wasn’t such a heavy lift for the overwhelmingly Democratic Legislature in 2019 to pass the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, and it was easy for then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo to pic…

Gov. Kathy Hochul has begun to sign or veto hundreds of bills she left until after the election, yet two she’s yet to act on are no-brainers: vetoing a costly expansion of the state’s wrongful…

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