Nation Mar 31

New York is latest state to legalize recreational marijuana

The legislation provides protections for cannabis users in the workplace, housing, family court and in schools, colleges and universities, and sets a target of providing half of marijuana licenses to individuals from underrepresented communities.

Politics Mar 29

Woman says Gov. Cuomo forcibly kissed her cheeks in 2017

An upstate New York woman said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo grabbed her face and kissed her cheek at her home during a visit to inspect area flood damage, becoming the latest woman to accuse the embattled governor of inappropriate…

Politics Mar 14

Cuomo vaccine czar’s calls to gauge loyalty raise concerns

A longtime adviser to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo leading the state’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been calling county executives to gauge their loyalty to the Democratic governor amid a sexual harassment investigation, according to reports in The Washington Post and The…

Mar 11

Gov. Cuomo groping allegation reported to police

Several other women who worked for the governor in Albany or during his time in former President Bill Clinton’s Cabinet, and one who met him briefly at a wedding, have also accused Cuomo of inappropriate conduct.

Mar 07

Calls grow for Cuomo to quit from top New York lawmakers

Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins became the first senior Democrat in the state to say the three-term governor should resign. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie stopped short of demanding that Cuomo quit, but said in a statement that “it is time…