Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the new Upstate Cellular Coverage Task Force on Tuesday, which has been charged with developing potential solutions and policies to address the lack of cell service in rural and remote parts of upstate New York. Members met the same day.
While the latest New York state budget increases education funding by $1 billion, advocacy groups are criticizing a failure to adequately ensure equitable education funding across all school districts.
The enacted New York state budget for fiscal year 2019-2020, approved on April 1, implements a permanent property tax cap — one of the few budget issues supported by both parties. The cap is projected to save taxpayers $189.9 billion over the next 10 years.
Days after a settlement was reached following one of the biggest U.S. data breaches in history, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law two pieces of legislation aimed at protecting New Yorkers against data breaches of their private information.
The condition of New York City subways has not much improved over the last five years, according to an analysis of MTA data by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. But it’s not as bad as it was ten years ago. Primary takeaway? Enjoy the scenery, but watch your step.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a new law on Tuesday, criminalizing the publication of "revenge porn," or the non-consensual sharing or publication of an intimate image — making New York the 46th state to regulate the issue.
Moving to protect the U.S. from advanced missile threats from China and Russia, President Donald Trump on Thursday laid out plans for a new array of space-based sensors and other high-tech systems designed to more quickly detect and defeat attacks. In a speech at the Pentagon, Trump declared that space is the new warfighting domain and vowed that the U.S. will develop an unrivaled missile defense system to protect against advanced hypersonic and cruise missile threats.
The National Toxicology Program has dialed up its concerns about a link to heart and brain cancer from a study of male rats that was made public last winter, but the Food and Drug Administration says there is no reason for people to worry.
The state Senate passed cybersecurity legislation this week aimed at protecting the data of New York residents, but a more ambitious privacy bill that would give New Yorkers unprecedented control over their personal information may be a heavier lift.