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Aug 2, 2019

Judge orders New York not to release Trump’s state tax returns to House while lawsuit proceeds

President Donald Trump’s move to shield his New York state tax returns from the House Ways and Means Committee got an early win Thursday as a federal judge accepted a state proposal not to hand over Trump’s returns while the court decides whether a lawsuit by the president should be heard by a judge in […]

Feb 6, 2017

NY Senate to vote on Uber, Lyft expansion

ALBANY — Uber and Lyft could be coming to upstate New York under legislation poised for approval in the state Senate. The two ride-hailing companies are now prohibited from operating outside of the New York City area. Previous attempts to authorize the expansion have been blocked in part by opposition from the taxi cab industry. […]

Jan 31, 2017

Deutsche Bank to settle NY probe for $425M

NEW YORK — Deutsche Bank will pay $425 million to settle an investigation by a New York state regulator into a $10 billion money laundering scheme. The Department of Financial Services said Monday Deutsche also must hire an independent monitor as part of a consent order for violations of laws involving a “mirror trading” scheme. […]

Jan 10, 2017

Supreme Court struggles with NY credit-card surcharge law

WASHINGTON — The price of a New York pastrami sandwich could help the Supreme Court figure out a dispute over a state law about credit card swipe fees. The deli sandwich figured prominently in an entertaining, if inconclusive, argument at the court Tuesday about a law that prohibits businesses from imposing fees on credit-card purchases. […]

Dec 27, 2016

Minimum wage going up in New York

ALBANY — The minimum wage is going up at year’s end throughout New York state. Within New York City the wage will rise from $9 to $11 per hour, though the increase will be smaller for employees of small businesses. Their wage will increase to $10.50 an hour. On Long Island and in Westchester County, […]

Dec 21, 2016

NY pay-to-play plot fueled by bribes, US says

A senior investment manager for New York’s state pension fund accepted bribes including drugs, prostitutes and tickets to a Paul McCartney concert from two brokers in exchange for millions of dollars in fixed-income business from the fund, prosecutors said. Navnoor Kang, who served as the New York State Common Retirement Fund’s director of fixed income […]

Oct 21, 2016

NY poised to crack down on illegal Airbnb rentals

ALBANY — New York state may soon enact one of the nation’s toughest restrictions on short-term rentals offered on online sites like Airbnb. Legislation awaiting action by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo would authorize fines of up to $7,500 for listings that violate a 2010 state law forbidding rentals of less than 30 days when the […]

Jan 25, 2016

New York authority reports not filed on time

ALBANY — Nearly 140 water boards, community development agencies and other types of state and local authorities in New York have failed to file financial reports with the state as required by law. The state’s Authorities Budget Office released the list of 139 non-compliant authorities on Thursday as a warning to their leaders to pay […]

Oct 28, 2015

NY law allows dogs on restaurant patios

New York’s pooches may now venture onto restaurant patios under a new state law allowing restaurants to open outdoor dining areas to canines. The measure was signed into law late Monday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. States including California, Florida and Maryland already have similar laws. Dog lovers and many restaurant owners in New York support […]

Oct 21, 2015

N.Y. fire prevention and building code council meeting set

The State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council is set to meet next month to discuss updates of the fire prevention and building code and the State Energy Conservation Construction Code. The meeting is set for 10 a.m. Nov. 2 at the Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, in the concourse level, meeting room […]

Oct 6, 2015

Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to vaccine rules

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear a challenge to New York state’s requirement that all children be vaccinated before they can attend public school. The justices on Monday let stand an appeals court ruling that said the policy does not violate students’ constitutional right of religious freedom. The appeals court had also upheld […]

Aug 22, 2014

State gets $800M in Bank of America settlement

NEW YORK (AP) — New York state will get $800 million as its share of a national $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the settlement Thursday. He said the bank has agreed to […]

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