Long Island

Mike Groll / AP

Voters get a chance to decide in the fall whether the state should have a constitutional convention. Both legislative leaders say, though, they are against it.

Drugs Found In Ex-Suffolk Police Chief's Prison Cell

May 9, 2017
Mark Levy / AP

Prison officials have reportedly discovered illegal drugs in the cell of former Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke.

Hans Pennink / AP

Some lawmakers are pressing the state’s comptroller to divest the state’s pension fund from the fossil fuel industry. But Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says he believes he can be more effective in changing the company’s behavior by acting from the inside.

New York Senate Passes Anti-Gang Legislation

May 9, 2017
Hans Pennink / AP

As politicians and elected officials debate how to end the gang violence that’s rattled Long Island, the New York State Senate has passed a bill to fight gang activity with what it calls a “holistic” approach.

J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Some of New York’s leaders are expressing outrage over the Republican House of Representatives vote to undo the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.